When diluvial rains struck the Marche late last week, I escaped to sunnier Tuscany with Alessandra and the 2 dogs. First, though, we got the Cabernet Sauvignon harvested, which to date has been the most balanced grape in this unbalanced year we have had. The rains have permitted a bit of bortrytis to get established in the Syrah, so unfortunately, we will be forced to harvest it a bit earlier than I would like as more rains arrive tomorrow night. Hopefully the tractor won't get stuck tomorrow on the hill as it is still a bit slippery. If all goes well, we can pick the Petit Verdot at a proper ripeness next week as those grapes are looking fine.
Here are some harvest photos from last Wednesday, a whole hectare in one day, quite enough for us!