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Harvest in Tuscany

Siena’s resident blogger Do Bianchi just sent us these beautiful photos of the grape harvest in Montalcino and Montepulciano (Tuscany), where Italy’s famous Brunello di Montalcino and Vino Nobile di Montepulciano are made.

“In Montalcino,” he writes, “they plan to harvest the Sangiovese for Brunello di Montalcino in early October and some have begun to pick their younger-vine Sangiovese for their blended wines and their Rosso di Montalcino.”

“In Montepulciano, where harvest generally takes place later than in Montalcino, they expect to pick the red grapes in mid-October and some haven’t even begun to pick their white grapes, like this Trebbiano.”

“Despite some light rainfall in recent days, most winemakers are expecting a good-to-excellent vintage for 2010.”

Do Bianchi will be sending us updates during the next 2 weeks so please check back for more news from the 2010 grape harvest in Italy!

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