This year the harvest has been the final act of a particularly favorable season for the vines, thanks to the exceptional temperatures reached during the summer associated with lack of rainfall which allowed a perfect ripening of the grapes, even in those areas not well exposed to sunlight.
So finally this year we were able to put to dry out in the sun on our terrace a good amount of grapes destined to the production of Sciacchetrà, given that in the last two years we were not able to produce even a bottle because of excessive rainfall that ruined the precious grapes. If the odds will be respected, in about three years (period necessary for its refinement) the 2015 Sciacchetrà will be one of the best of the long wine history of the Cinque Terre.
Since this year the grapes were particularly healthy, part of the crop was used to make wine leaving the skins to macerate in the juice for three days, while a part was pulled after only 24 hours to make a fermentation “in white”, as to say without skins.
The must obtained by the pressing of the skins (done by using our legendary centenary press) has been left in fermentation separately to get a more colorful wine. Then it will be left another three weeks to macerate in the skins of Sciacchetrà in a chestnut-wood barrel that in the past years has been used only for the fermentation of dried grapes.
Hard work, both in the terraced vineyards and wine cellar, has been accomplished through the efforts of our entire family and, once again, the crucial help of dear friends coming from Bergamo who every year are eagerly waiting for the harvest, during which they can enjoy our beautiful landscape that greatly enliven the immense effort represented by the harvest in Cinque Terre.
Nothing better than the pictures and the video below to make the idea of the incredible year!
10 February 2024
Harvest 2023 in Volastra, the agricultural heart of the 5 Terre National Park
18 March 2023
Case Lovara: the jewel of Punta Mesco
18 October 2022
Harvest 2022: great work in Volastra!
19 January 2022
SCIACCHETRAIL 2022: finally we start again!
7 October 2021
Harvest 2021: the year of Sciacchetrà
18 February 2021
Path 537: from Campi to the Pineda pools
3 December 2020
Ring Tramonti – Campiglia – Lemmen – Tramonti
23 October 2020
The ancient village of Lemmen in Riomaggiore
8 October 2020
Agriculture in Cinque Terre: man and nature.
21 April 2020
Monterosso: poets, lemons and anchovies
27 March 2020
Cinque Terre’s beaches
30 January 2020
Manarola: the vertical village
18 September 2019
1919 – 2019: the harvest of the centenary in Volastra
1 May 2019
The Path n. 531: from Riomaggiore to Manarola through Beccara
12 April 2019
The path SVA between Monterosso and Levanto
2 December 2018
The Vernaccia: the first wine of the Cinque Terre
18 September 2018
Harvest 2018: great harvest in Volastra!!!
8 November 2017
Harvest 2017: quality and quantity for D.O.C. 5 Terre wine
12 August 2017
Path n. 536 to Monesteroli: stairway to heaven
14 March 2017
Path n. 509 : Monterosso–Soviore