Brunello terroir in action: veraison 2012 in Montalcino

by Laura Gray on August 2, 2012

Our three vineyards are separated by a total of 15 km (9 miles) and have different elevation, soil composition and exposition. Same day, same clone of Sangiovese… just look at the diffference in maturation! I have written about this before but, year after year, this practical example of terroir always astounds me. Our fruit at high altitude, north-west facing Due Porte have the first blush of veraison on the odd grape here and there whereas our lowest vineyard has completely purple bunches.

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