FABs for FOPs # 1/10 : The Weather Rule

by Laura Gray on January 12, 2010

First things first : one of the DOCG regulations that governs the production of Brunello is that no intervention with the weather is permitted. That’s right, no use of technology, no smudge pots or vine irrigation, no compensating for nature’s deficiencies or excesses. In short, none of that new world nonsense. I can assure you this gives a whole new meaning to being in the hands of the Gods not to mention a new kind of marital stress for Marco and myself when it comes to deciding when to start picking at harvest time

Aha! So that’s why vintage in Montalcino is so important….  

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