This morning we were planning to begin the harvest of the white grapes: Chardonnay, Pinot Grigio, and Moscadello di Montalcino.
But at 5 a.m. there was a strong rainfall, which lasted until 6 a.m. It forced us to postpone the picking until tomorrow.
But this is not a problem. The rain does not create damage to the grapes.
The white grapes are at the right point of ripening. They are healthy and have the right ratio of acidity to sugars.
It's still too early to begin picking the Vermentino grapes. We will surely have to wait another ten days.
The Sangiovese grapes are going forward in their ripening. They are very healthy, with thick skins. But they are still behind in their ripening.
In the coming days, we will begin picking the first Sangiovese to make the rosé "Lo Sbrancato" ("The Bronco").