The 2015 grape harvest has now come to an end and while the harvest is always extremely tiring it is always a moment which fills us full of energy and a really festive feeling.
VIDEO OF MONTEBRUNA – This year, here at Braida, in Rocchetta Tanaro, our harvest was recorded on film, the vineyard having been chosen as the set for a video directed by Giulia Massignan and Giacomo Bolzani, from the Castiglioni Design Agency, for our Montebruna wine. The title is “Montebruna, a land that speaks”: Raffaella and Giuseppe Bologna tell the story of this vineyard, its history, the grape harvest and the wine, simply.
HARVEST 2015 – Giuseppe Bologna has great confidence in the 2015 harvest, although it’s a little too soon to be making final assessments: the grapes were picked when they were perfectly ripe, guaranteeing an excellent balance between sugars and acidity, so it looks like being a really great vintage in terms of quality.
IN THE CELLAR – Those who work passionately with wine know that things don’t end when the last bunch of grapes is cut from the vine. If anything, this is just the beginning of something great.
“The grape harvest, particularly in our Cru vineyards, represents the harvest of the fruits of a whole year’s work” – explain Raffaella and Giuseppe – “and is only the first phase of a long journey that will last at least three years”.
Then the grapes ripen, ferment and age to become Barbera d’Asti DOCG Bricco della Bigotta, Bricco dell’Uccellone and Ai Suma.
Meanwhile, the vinification and racking operations are already underway in the cellar. These delicate and fundamental steps have to be carried out with the utmost skill to create a product of the finest quality.
PREVIEW – The preview of the 2015 vintage will be presented at PROWEIN 2016 in Düsseldorf (Germany) and at VINITALY 2016 in Verona (Italy), where you will be able to taste “La Monella”, “Limonte” Grignolino, Moscato d’Asti “Vigna Senza Nome” and Brachetto d’Acqui.
Winelovers will have to wait until 2018, to taste what is likely to be a memorable vintage of the Bricchi, and 2017 for Montebruna.