The harvest period is a tribute to diversity in Italy. It is exactly during the phase of fruits maturation and grape harvest that it’s possible to notice the extraordinary diversification of Italian grape production.
There are very different grape varieties; they mature at different times. The climate can range from the typical alpine weather of the hamlets La Salle and Morgex in Valle d’Aosta (where Prié Blanc is cultivated), to the almost African one, as the one in the island of Pantelleria (where Zibibbo grows).
This year the first harvest started during the second week of August, with the collection of Chardonnay and Pinot Noir, to produce “Metodo Classico” sparkling wines. A long yield, that will last down to the end of October, with the Nebbiolo harvest.
August 28th, 2018