2010 was characterized by a fresh and quite rainy season.
All phenol phases were delayed of almost 1 week.
In Summer we never had very high temperatures and we never had a lack of water in the soil.
The development of the plants was good and they had good quantities of fruits.
Ripeness was slow and the harvest started slightly later compared to the last years.
Density: 2,200 vines/ac
The essence of Sangiovese.
Grapes are harvested in early September with high acidity and low sugar content. The first 100 tons for Sangiovese we have pressed in 2009 have yielded 10 tons of free-run. This dedication of selection of the free-run of the wine has always been our polar star in distilling the Sangiovese essence for our sparkling wine. Volpaia's sparkling wine is Brut Nature, without any dosage.