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After Destemming: Sanviogese Rose

Sangiovese ready to be picked

It’s actually pretty amazing how quickly this happens.  A 6+ month growing season, with at least 6 passes by a professional vineyard management company, harvest starting at 4am, finishing up by 6am.  Then some generic cellar work and finally dropping the grapes into a series of destemming and crushing machines.

Out comes Sangiovese Rose less than 3 hours after the grapes were picked.

This will age for about 6 months before release, but when a winemaker tells you that 95% or 99% of the work happens in the vineyard, it’s especially true for Rose where winemakers are really only concerned with the color: note, this came out pretty much perfect with a single pass.

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