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Veraison 30th July 2015

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San Gimignano is wonderful also during hot summer days.

30.07.2015 Sangiovese
Grapes temperature when they face the sun: 43,8°C this afternoon

30.07.2015 Canaiolo
30.07.2015 Vernaccia di San Gimignano
Sangiovese has started the veraison, some clones have already completed, Canaiolo is on the way but needs some more time, Vernaccia di San Gimignano is in advance thank you to the hot summer.

Enjoy the wines of Tuscany!
Cheers

Weekly weather 20-26 July 2015

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Daily temperature Max-Med-Min [°C] highest temp=39,7°C mean temp=27,2°C
Daily rain [mm] Mean rain=2,8mm
Mean Solar Radiation [W/m2] Mean value=298 W/m2

Daily umidity Max - Med - Min Mean umidity=59%

The Veraison 19-24 July 2015

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2015 harvest is approaching, here the veraison of the first grapes checked this week in our vineyards. Merlot 19.07.2015
Merlot 19.07.2015
Sangiovese 20.07.2015
Sangiovese 20.07.2015
Sangiovese 20.07.2015
Sangiovese 20.07.2015
Sangiovese 24.07.2015
Sangiovese 24.07.2015
The veraison day is defined when 50% of the grapes have changed color, so it is just the beginning of the harvest time.

Cheers.

Weekly weather 13-19 July 2015

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Daily temperature Max-Med-Min [°C] highest temp=39,7°C mean temp=28,4°C Daily rain [mm] Mean rain=0mm
Mean Solar Radiation [W/m2] Mean value=310 W/m2
Daily umidity Max - Med - Min Mean umidity=52%

Eco-Prowine certified

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Our winery participated in this project, here some details about it.


The ECOPROWINE Project aims at:
The minimization of environmental impacts of wine production: Reduction of natural resources (water, raw materials), energy consumption, input of additives and co-adjuncts, quantity and pollution impact of wastes and wastewater and environmental emissions (e.g. GHGs, nitrates) in the wine making process across its whole life cycle chainUptaking and widely applying the Life Cycle and Cost Assessment methodology, which need incentives to penetrate significantly the market, in the wine making processImplementing cost-effective measures and technologies for improving, among others, wastewater, energy consumption, solid and gaseous residues and resource managementDeveloping a Life Cycle Wine Assessment labelReinforcing the commercial environmental appeal of the European wineFostering compliance with the relevant regulatory framework


After 3 yrs of work with partners from many European countri…

Weekly weather 6-12 July 2015

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Daily temperature Max-Med-Min [°C] highest temp=38,1°C
Daily rain [mm] Mean rain=0mm
Mean Solar Radiation [W/m2] Mean value=332 W/m2


Daily umidity Max - Med - Min Mean umidity=55%

Weekly weather 29 June - 5 July 2015

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Daily temperature Max-Med-Min [°C] highest temp=39°C
Daily rain [mm] Mean rain=0mm
Mean Solar Radiation [W/m2] Mean value=335 W/m2

Daily umidity Max - Med - Min Mean umidity=53%

Indici termici della vite a San Gimignano

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Analisi degli indici termici della stagione in corso aggiornata al 4 Luglio 2015
L'analisi mostra come la stagione si stia presentando con molte similitudini numeriche con l'annata 2007 e 2012, un'ottimo riferimento per una buona vendemmia ora che la fase fenologica รจ di prechiusura - chiusura grappolo.

June weather

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Here we present the June trend around our vineyards in San Gimignano area.
Daily temperature Max-Med-Min [°C] highest temp=36,6°C
Daily rain [mm] Mean rain=0,38mm
Mean Solar Radiation [W/m2] Mean value=301 W/m2
Daily umidity Max - Med - Min Mean umidity=61%

Dinner with Vernaccia and friends at a starred restaurant

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A wonderful evening at Castello del Nero near Florence with our wines.
Castello del Nero is a 5 stars hotel with spa and a starred restaurant. The position and the view are fantastic as usual in this part of Tuscany, here was organized a wine tasting with Vernaccia di San Gimignano wines and a dinner with the winemakers.

Castello del Nero view
The wine tasting was done by side of the wonderful pool, paired with traditional tuscan appetizer. 





Followed the dinner with guests from all over the world.  We shared our wines with people from Houston (Texas), Sao Paolo (Brasil), Germany. The wines we presented were:  Vernaccia di San Gimignano DOCG 2013 Vernaccia di San Gimignano DOCG 2009 Chianti Colli Senesi DOCG 2011  Vin Santo del Chianti DOC 2003


The wine pairing was really appreciated.  Thank you to Castello del Nero and Consorzio delle Denominazione di San Gimignano. If you missed this special evening, we are waiting for you at the next event. Prosit!