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Oct 18

Harvest 2018 is over


The last bunches of this strange harvest are those from Vigna Vecchia1961. This vineyard enjoys southeasterly exposure, so the grapes were downwind during the hailstorm on the 4th of July and suffered less damage. That was just the Barbera grapes though, not the plant and its trunk, which were so badly hit that all the  [...]


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Oct 18

La Vigna (Cesare Pavese)


There are skies and plants, and seasons and returns, rediscoveries and gentleness, but this is just the past, which life remoulds like clouds. The vineyard is like this too, honey for the soul, and something on its horizon opens up plausible visions of nostalgia and hope. Unusual things can happen to you, aroused purely by  [...]


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Oct 18

La Vigna (Cesare Pavese)


There are skies and plants, and seasons and returns, rediscoveries and gentleness, but this is just the past, which life remoulds like clouds. The vineyard is like this too, honey for the soul, and something on its horizon opens up plausible visions of nostalgia and hope. Unusual things can happen to you, aroused purely by  [...]


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Sep 18

Barbera harvest 2018


Almost two months after the really bad hailstorm on the 4th of July, today we finally decided how we’re going to tackle this extremely difficult 2018 Barbera harvest. There are three things we’re certain of: -production is reduced by at least 70-75%, with some vineyards having lost almost 100%. -the weather, which is allowing the  [...]


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Sep 18

Neuvsent Nizza docg.


Because size matters!  [...]


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Sep 18

Cover crop in viticoltura.


In Italy in 2018, and I repeat, 2018 (!!!) there’s still a lot of conflict between organic and biodynamic vs “conventional” methods, with reciprocal accusations as to who’s responsible for more or less pollution and poisons, who’s more eco-friendly, and so on. The typical stalemate of a wine nation that still hasn’t completely grown up  [...]


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Sep 18


Lotto per amore, lotterò per questo..  [...]


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Aug 18

Inerbimento, grass, cover crops.


We often talk about grass, cover crops and soil management, cutting down only “weeds”, but how is it done and why? Here at Cascina Garitina, we began this type of soil management in 1995, in order to fight erosion, which continues to be the main reason for this choice here in the hills, along with  [...]


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Jul 18

Amis 2015 – #screwcap.


The new capsule for Amis 2015 is ready. (designed by Valentina Fracchia) After 11 years, our only wine made from a blend of different grapes is back. Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon together right from fermentation. L’Amis is a 2015 vintage and will be bottled exclusively with the #screwcap made by Korked with a low-permeability membrane because,  [...]


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Jul 18

Agricoltura conservativa: cover crop.


Cover crop soil management. Here in the vineyard we’re working to encourage the various “weeds” to grow and reproduce so that we can use their green mass as mulch. We can thresh, roll or cut them depending on our needs. Mulching helps prevent erosion, trapping humidity in the soil and reducing stress due to a  [...]