Vendemmia 2008, Fattoria Rignana

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Here are photos from the harvest and crush of 2008 at Fattoria Rignana - the grapes looked fantastic! These are not in exact order (but close) - I added a little bit of captioning below. Clicking the icons pops up a bigger picture.

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This is the chapel at Rignana and one of the vineyards.


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The crusher - destemmer and grapes on the vine.


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Hand picking.


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Cosimo's tractor full of freshly picked fruit.


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On the way to the crush!


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The grapes go into the crusher/destemmer, and the fresh juice and skins are pumped right into stainless steel tanks to begin the fermentation. The overpowering smell of the crushed grapes at this point is pretty potent.

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