Tuscany and Sicily 2017 by Andrea Franchetti

Tuscany and Sicily 2017 by Andrea Franchetti

Discover all 2017 wines from Andrea Franchetti in Tuscany Trinoro, vintage 2017 Frost hit most of the vineyards in Europe at the same time, early in the morning of april 19 th. Expecially the ones growing in the valley bottoms lost their produce. We had fires burning throughout our flat acreage by three o'clock that night. For that effort the secondary buds still hidden in the shoots stayed saved and later we looked at each plant and counted to determine which of the fields would bare a late, secondary crop; then we eliminated the primary shoots' fruit which would be…Read more
Tuscany’s drought, 2017

Tuscany’s drought, 2017

This year we suddenly had frost in May for three nights. We lit wood fires lit every twenty meters in the plains; the thick low smoke freed the high pressure in the vines. Compared to all the burned and bare valley bottom vineyards in Chianti (and up to Chablis, we’ve all seen the pictures of what they have had to do there for frost), the freeze was very minor, so the vineyards are now as tall and green as any year. The freeze of the spring passed over a land that was already…Read more
Toscana 2015 by Andrea Franchetti

Toscana 2015 by Andrea Franchetti

 A long harvest at Val d'Orcia September 17 A yellow color is in the air in the Val d'Orcia, and the days have become solemn: autumn! Ripeness is entering the grapes; wine is made from fruit when it has changed it's taste a few times at the very end of its course; every year at this time I start walking the vineyards to taste the merlot, which ripens before the other grapes. Each year is different and it will take me a few days to understand where we are. I think that after tomorrow…Read more