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Apr 18

#gliphosatemerda


The hashtag #gliphosatemerda, which I created over four years ago, is a project which aims to make farmers aware of the new vineyard management techniques that are currently available and which we should all be using. Of course there isn’t just gliphosate, which many people claim to be one of the least harmful chemical molecules  [...]


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Apr 18

Cover crops


In the Margherita vineyard, trying to explain why we use cover crops, especially under the vines. Nella vigna Margherita, cercando di spiegare il perché del cover crops soprattutto sotto il filare.  [...]


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Mar 18

Orchidee in Vigna e Giro del Nizza


Anche quest’anno, in occasione del Giro del Nizza del 22 Aprile, organizzeremo escursioni per scoprire le orchidee selvatiche in vigna. Per i più piccoli ci sarà una divertente classificazione delle erbe spontanee “festanti” attraverso la quale potranno riconoscere i diversi fiori che popolano le nostre vigne del Nizza. Tempo permettendo e sperando che la primavera  [...]


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Mar 18

Niades new fermentation


For the first time, we’ve tried a much longer than usual prise de mousse in autoclave for our Niades: 3 months on the fermentation yeasts at about -3°C. We’ll see if this technique adds something extra to our partially fermented Brachetto must. The idea is to try storing a few bottles, about 10%, for 4-5  [...]


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Mar 18

The silence.


Every season has its own voice. (Alzare il volume).  [...]


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Mar 18

No al rittochino


Se ne parlava già in zona prima del riconoscimento Unesco ed ultimamente sta ritornando ad essere un tema interessante nella strategia di vincolo e difesa di un area in forte crescita come quella del #nizzadocg. Per fortuna la Regione Piemonte è venuta in soccorso, nella difesa del paesaggio, bloccando i finanziamenti per i vigneti impiantati  [...]


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Jan 18

…29 January 2018..


A warm and windy day in the Margherita vineyard. 13.6°C and 30 km/h of Marin  [...]


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Jan 18

Amis 2017


Amis 2017 is going into wood to age, presumably for 24 months. In this vintage, it’s 50% Merlot, 30% Barbera and 20% Cabernet. The percentages of the last two grapes have been inverted due to the poor yield of Cabernet Sauvignon, which was about 2 t/ha. A mis 2017 va in legno per un lungo  [...]


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Jan 18

Wild Orchis in vineyard


Due to last year’s really dry summer and autumn, the vineyard is still almost completely bare, because nothing germinated before the winter. In Vigna Margherita, which has higher overall temperatures than other vineyards, something’s moving under the humus and leaves. Much earlier than usual, the first baby leaves of the plant that best symbolises the  [...]


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Dec 17

Margherita 2017 Nizza docg Neuvsent 


The end of the alcoholic and malolactic fermentation of Margherita 2017 in Piedmontese barrels with a capacity of 700 litres It wasn’t easy to close the fermentation of this #Nizza because the potential alcohol is more than 17.50 %!! (But the 2017 record goes to #Nizzadocg Villalta, with 18.30%) #vitadaviticoltore #Neuvsent #barrel #harvest17  [...]