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!
30 enero 2020
Manarola: the vertical village
18 septiembre 2019
1919 – 2019: the harvest of the centenary in Volastra
1 mayo 2019
The Path n. 531: from Riomaggiore to Manarola through Beccara
12 abril 2019
The path SVA between Monterosso and Levanto
2 diciembre 2018
The Vernaccia: the first wine of the Cinque Terre
18 septiembre 2018
Harvest 2018: great harvest in Volastra!!!
8 noviembre 2017
Harvest 2017: quality and quantity for D.O.C. 5 Terre wine
12 agosto 2017
Path n. 536 to Monesteroli: stairway to heaven
14 marzo 2017
Path n. 509 : Monterosso–Soviore
19 enero 2017
The Cinque Terre’s sweet wine: from Rinforzato to Sciacchetrà
14 enero 2017
The Maremonti pedestrian cycle path from Levanto to Framura
19 noviembre 2016
From Monterosso to Vernazza via sanctuaries
23 septiembre 2016
Harvest 2016: excellent quality!
21 mayo 2016
The path n. 530 – From Volastra to Telegrafo
9 diciembre 2015
Path n. 507 from San Bernardino to Vernazza
1 octubre 2015
Harvest 2015: the perfect season!
21 agosto 2015
The path Volastra-Riomaggiore via Groppo-Costa Corniolo (n. 532C / n. 531)
21 junio 2015
Harvesting in the old times in Cinque Terre
17 abril 2015
Recovery of agricultural terraces in the Cinque Terre area
4 febrero 2015
Dry stone walls and new vines