Seasons in Longariva vineyards: Spring

The farmers embroider the soil… rows of macramé.

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.

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.

The grape vines are planted out in the renewed vineyards and the missing vines are substituted into the old ones.

In the plantation, the poles, stakes and the wire that ties them together are checked and arranged, the grass between the vine rows is cut.

At the reawakening of vegetation, some variety of vine shoots, such as multiple ones are pruned allowing the sunlight to pass through easily and the plant to develop gracefully.

In the cellar we prepare for bottling and keep a watchful eye on the favourable moon phases. We plan the bottling for the young white wines and the red wine reserves.

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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