This year the harvest of “Il Vigneto” has been excellent in terms of quality, whereas production was lower compared to 2015.
Thanks to the three months of sunny weather with no rain and humidity, since the end of June through September, the grapes reached the perfect ripeness. In fact, this year we were able to pick up and put to dry a good amount of grapes destined to Sciacchetrà.
During the first two days we proceeded to the collection and transportation of the grapes in the family cellar using the “mythical” monorails that allowed us to carry wicker baskets, called “corbe”, filled with grapes, from the most distant terraces until the carriage road.
The third and fourth days were dedicated to the processing of the grapes in our family winery called “Il Torchio”, whose stone walls carved into rocks, have been repeating the wine making process for about a century.Passed 24 hours after the grinding, we proceeded to rack the must and the press the skins that remained in the barrel; The racked must and the one obtained from the pressing were then placed in separate barrels for the natural fermentation that in about 5 to 7 days will transform the grape juice into D.O.C. Cinque Terre wine with an alcohol content of about 13 degrees.
On the last day we have collected and given a good amount of grapes to the Cantina Sociale of Groppo of which we are members since the 80’s, when it was founded. The main aim of the Cantina Sociale is to collect all the local grapes of the Cinque Terre, from Riomaggiore to Monterosso, and produce the D.O.C. Cinque Terre wine in its various versions and Sciacchetrà, the sweet wine which represents the maximum expression of quality in our area.
As usual a special thanks is given to our friends from Bergamo who once again have greatly contributed to the success of this harvest.
See you in 2017…………. Thank-you !!!!!
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
19 January 2017
The Cinque Terre’s sweet wine: from Rinforzato to Sciacchetrà
14 January 2017
The Maremonti pedestrian cycle path from Levanto to Framura
19 November 2016
From Monterosso to Vernazza via sanctuaries
23 September 2016
Harvest 2016: excellent quality!
21 May 2016
The path n. 530 – From Volastra to Telegrafo
9 December 2015
Path n. 507 from San Bernardino to Vernazza
1 October 2015
Harvest 2015: the perfect season!