Nicola, the wine and the vineyard #23

Twenty-third page of my journal. I'll tell you about our March: between bottling and vegetative awakening. You are my cellar. Thank you

Nicola, the wine and the vineyard #23

In the cellar: the tirage

At the beginning of the month we carried out the tirage operation, i.e. the bottling of the Ombra cuvée and the 400.
As the wine passes from the tonneau to the bottle, it is blended with wine from other vintages, creating a cuvée that is capable of following a certain continuity and gustatory consistency. Indigenous yeasts and organic raw cane sugar are also added (for a maximum of 24 g/l), both necessary for the realization of the refermentation in the bottle and therefore the froth.

The refermentation process is very delicate and requires a lot of attention. For this reason it is constantly monitored by means of sentinel bottles (in the photo), in which an aphrometer is inserted which allows to test the internal pressure. Upon reaching 6 bars of pressure, the sugar can be considered completely consumed by the yeasts and therefore the second fermentation ( froth) has been achieved correctly.

In the vineyard: the vegetative awakening

March was a month of rebirth. The buds began to grow, came to life again. The increase in temperatures has considerably anticipated this phase, which is particularly evident in the Cru Cudula and in the Cru Campiani Est, where the gems are in a more advanced phase than in the Cru Civine.
In fact, the altitude and northern exposure of the Cru Civine, dedicated to Pinot noir, have allowed the buds to form more gradually and therefore more normally.

however, the awakening of the plants in the vineyard is proceeding well and the season is restarting.

New visits to the cellar

We have added new dates to our cellar visits. For the traditional route, see you in the cellar on June 25th, for the Rarity route on May 14th and June 18th.
It didn't end there.
The ME.GA. tour in Rome is now also available for non-members of the Club. Join us to drink bottles of R.D. limited edition, reserved for ME.GA. drinkers.


the 3 best bottles of the last month

Before I'm 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 DRC La Tâche, 2014

๐Ÿพ๐Ÿพ  Selosse Sous Le Mont, sboccatura 2015

๐Ÿพ๐Ÿพ๐Ÿพ Domaine Boillot Batard Montrachet, 2018

Nicola, the wine and the vineyard #23

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