Nicola, the wine and the vineyard #21

Twenty-first page of my journal. I'll tell you about our January: a fresh start to the new year, wet from the first snowfalls and full of news!

Nicola, the wine and the vineyard #21

In the cellar: the Cuvée are defined

Let's start the year with the blending of the 2022 wines: a difficult year due to severe drought and constantly too high temperatures, has generated wines with a high concentration but with a less expressive three-dimensionality, which we try to enhance by combining wines from the previous year, especially the cuvée dell'Ombra.
While for cuvées with a greater presence of vins de réserve, namely Blanc De Blancs, Blanc De Noirs and Rosé, the weight of the more compressed vintage will be less evident.

In short, January is the month in which the compositions of the cuvée are evaluated: the blends that will allow us to arrive at bottling in spring are defined, for the second fermentation and therefore for the refermentation in the bottle

In the vineyard: lots of water and the expansion works begin

Finally winter! In the vineyard we had two major events: a heavy snowfall which, combined with the rains in December and January itself, bodes well for this new vintage. In fact, the land will have an important water supply for the coming seasons.

And… work has finally begun to expand Cru Campiani Est, one of our most significant vineyards. The plants will be placed in the lowest part of the vineyard and will be planted on terraces, probably in spring, facing east, on our clayey-ferrous soil with a very high presence of gypsum and limestone.

Working for the future, now.

ME.GA. Drinkers Sold out again

At the third edition, again, the slots went SOLD OUT before even starting!

It's a set of feelings right now: awareness, trust, pride, responsibility, but above all gratitude.
Thanks to our community, based on sharing emotions and ideas related to artisanal wine. Thanks to all the new ME.GA. Drinkers , thanks to all the friends who have been by our side since the first edition.

We are ready and loaded like never before, we can't wait to start this ME. GA. journey together, do you?


the 3 best bottle of the month

Before being a creator, you know, I'm a drinker. I want to share with you every month the 3 bottles that excited me the most.

๐Ÿพ Chateau Rayas Châteauneuf du Pape, 1919 

๐Ÿพ๐Ÿพ  Doppietta Barolo Giovanni Canonica: Paiagallo, 2018 – Grinzane Cavour, 2018

๐Ÿพ๐Ÿพ๐Ÿพ Lehte Malvasia Zidarich, 2019

Nicola, the wine and the vineyard #21

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