The weather of the past few weeks has certainly not been the easiest, with a partly scorching April also characterized by often substantial rainfall.

 

At last, however, everything seems to be in place with temperatures in the normal range and a beautiful sun kissing our vineyards.

 

In the vineyards we are proceeding with tillage and bud selection. We are also doing treatments and weed control and preparing the soils for new plantings in 2025.

 

With the end of the rains, we are finally preparing the soils for spring and summer planting and poplar pruning.

 

The first checks in the olive groves have begun: at this time the olive blossoms look very promising and anticipate a harvest that could be among the best ever so far.

 

The woods are growing lushly and we admire them in all their beauty. They are our green lung, without which our crops could never achieve the same quality they reserve for us every year.

 

In the winery we are preparing the new bottlings for the 2021 vintage. The work consists of tasting each individual batch, the relevant organoleptic and biochemical analyses, filtration, and the more creative part involving blends.

 

All work will be completed between June and July with bottling to be followed by a wait of at least two years before

 

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The new wine cellar

 

The new wine cellar is taking more and more shape. So many ideas and immense the desire to see it finally finished. It will be a functional cellar but also extremely beautiful, able to accommodate all the best technologies and guests who want to taste our labels in a place where time seems to stand still, far from today’s stress and city chaos.

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Spring has been arriving and the rains are finally over.

In the vineyard everything is sprouting and the spectacle we can admire every day is amazing.

Looking forward to an high level quality  vintage!  We are preparing our vineyards for the most important phase of production.

We are working the sub-row.

In the meantime we are fervently awaiting the time when the shoots will be developed enough, so that we can make the selection.

All these operations  will affect qualitatively and quantitatively the production of the year.

About  the olive and poplar groves we are at the end of pruning.

Very nice to see it is  the seedlings:  we are continuing with the spring mellifers cultures.

Forest cutting is done and we are now looking forward to the next “sylvanian” season, a term which indicates the maintenance of the forest area in which the “old” gives space to the “new.”

In the winery it is time of bottling:  Rosato Toscana Igt, a blend of all the red grapes on the estate, Sangiovese, Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon and Cabernet Franc.

 

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Borgo Work in progress!

Work continues on the Borgo and we look forward to the project figuring out, creating a unique “seven” star resort.

 

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When compared to 2023, this 2024 is keeping us on our toes less: last year, in fact, rainfall was very scarce and temperatures quite high. Although the thermometer registers on average several degrees higher than in the past, the amount of rain that has fallen these days is allowing plants to develop as best they can and to live with a climate that is not exactly winter-like.

 

In fact, after a period of great drought, rains have finally arrived, a real panacea for our countryside where pruning and tying operations and the arrangement of plants and their reinforcement continue.  The next step, as soon as the rain stops, will be the fertilization of our vineyards.

 

As for the arable land, we are waiting to start the sowing of cereals, while in the poplar groves we continue with the cutting to be followed by tillage.

 

Forest cutting, for its part, is work in progress, as scheduled.

 

Our David, together with his staff, is carefully and meticulously studying the new estates, San Gervasio and Montefoscoli, to see which soils are best suited to accommodate new vineyards.

 

The truffle farms, although it has not been a very lucky year for them because of the weather, are growing well and giving us great satisfaction.

 

The wine cellar, where we are now busy with the blending of the 2021 vintage and the decanting of the old vintages, has benefited from some improvements during this period, designed to always have separate batches in fermentation and ageing, a choice that will push us towards ever greater quality.

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Perhaps one of the best news we have ever announced! On 15 February, work began on the Borgo di Villa Saletta, which in a few years’ time will become a top-level resort where you can enjoy a unique experience linked to wine and the beauty of our lands. It will certainly not be an easy job, but we will try to do our best, giving our utmost, to bring back to life this marvellous 14th-century hamlet from which our estate takes its name and to which we are closely attached. We will keep you updated on developments…

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