Seasons in Longariva vineyards: Autumn

The farmers thank the soil… fruits of love and perspiration

To own land is to protect its integrity, it is to share harmony and beauty at different times of day and seasons…. it is to feel part of its life cycle.

Autumn, harvest time, the final target and synthesis of all the work in the vineyard…. from the pruning to the manuring, from leaf-stripping to pruning grapes ….. if all this work is done with care combined with a dry and sunny climate the grapes will not drop off so easily in the vineyards, so the fruit will then be richer in taste and scent: crunchy grape skin, crunchy grape-seed.

Harvest, days of anxiety if the weather is damp and wet, but days of joy and satisfaction if the weather is clear and limpid with a nocturnal temperature range. After checking the grapes and alcohol strength on a daily basis, the days in which the grapes are then picked determine the outcome of an alive and complex product like wine.

Our harvest is scrupulously manual: only careful selection of the berries and perfect ripening can guarantee the type, the density and the character of the wine.

The grapes are picked and put into little cases and then taken immediately to the winery for the first part of the working process, this guarantees the fresh scent of must and the preservation of the precious aromas. When the doors of the wine cellar open out to the grapes coming in from the vineyard, we thank the heavens for this thin thread that links work to nature in an indissoluble way…… if our work is strengthened by the course of nature, the vintage will be excellent!

The cellar is infused with fermenting must: different aromas of fruit and flowers that completely fill our nostrils. And we drink and toast to the harvest together with our collaborators, Loris in the winery, Blerti e Rasim out in the fields.

Seasons in Longariva vineyards

Spring

Spring

The farmers embroider the soil… rows of macramé.

Spring in the country is the comeback of life and colours. It always takes you by surprise and even whilst working you find yourself chasing its exuberance.
After pruning and tying up all the shoots, followed by cutting off the vine branches that bring in organic substances to the soil along with the manure wherever needed in the vineyards.

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Summer

Summer

The farmers watch over the unripe grapes… patiently waiting for the colours of the sun.

Summer in the country is the season of vitality and exuberant energy, from its excess temperatures to its sharp colours…. In the vineyard this is the most important season: the quantity of sunlight, together with the right amount of rain will determine the quality of the grapes and the wine vintage

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Autumn

Autumn

The farmers thank the soil… fruits of love and perspiration

Autumn, harvest time, the final target and synthesis of all the work in the vineyard…. from the pruning to the manuring, from leaf-stripping to pruning grapes ….. if all this work is done with care combined with a dry and sunny climate the grapes will not drop off so easily in the vineyards, so the fruit will then be richer in taste and scent: crunchy grape skin, crunchy grape-seed.

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Winter

Winter

The farmers cradle the soil that sleeps… together they dream of a green spring

Winter in the vineyard is the season of silence, of muffled sounds, and of cold and subdued colours. And, when the snow comes with its dazzling whiteness, its soft cover gently warms up the ground’s slumber. The snow in the vineyard is sent from heaven. The ground conserves the heat and humidity of its roots which are not so afraid of low temperatures as they are to those of cold icy northern currents and lack of rain. Whilst the soil allows itself to rest, we dedicate ourselves to the cellar

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