50 percent of Franciacorta now farmed organically
2015 Harvest / Franciacorta / organic farming

50 percent of Franciacorta now farmed organically

Above: Organically farmed Pinot Noir grapes were still on the vine when I visited Franciacorta week before last. In part because I was traveling there with a wine writer who devotes her attention primarily to chemical free viticulture, the focus of my recent week in Franciacorta was on organically farmed vines. The fact that there … Continue reading

Harvest has begun!
2015 Harvest

Harvest has begun!

It’s official: Harvest has begun in Franciacorta. Earlier today, the Franciacorta Consortium posted this photo of grapes begin harvested. Vineyards lying to the south of Monte Orfano (with their southern exposure) are generally the first to be picked in Franciacorta because it’s the warmest part of the appellation. It’s been a very hot summer and … Continue reading