Dear all, time to harvest!
And here we are: we are in Seggiano, province of Grosseto, it is August 25th and for the second time in Panizzi the harvest of Passito di Toscana takes place. Winemaker Walter Sovran directs the work.
This year as well, just like in 2013, the first and only year of harvest of Passito Panizzi, we have a perfect weather and the desire to make a great wine, unique, special. The day starts early and our people work with emotion and committment: there is a lot of expectation to this new wine, the newest at Panizzi, after the great and unexpected success of Passito 2013, premiered at the Tasting 2016 Premium Distribuzione and made known to the general public at Vinitaly 2016, surprising critics and fans.
Here is the detailed program of the harvest.
On Thursday August 25th the Semillon, Sauvignon and Traminer grapes are collected and transferred from Seggiano to Panizzi, in San Gimignano.
On Friday August 26th the grapes are put to dry in the sun: Panizzi's working square is covered with amazing colors.
The following days the grapes are moved inside during the night and brought back to the sun during the day: maximum care is dedicated to removing all the parts that do not dry in the correct way.
Walter observes, directs, optimizes, he is satisfied: "Now the drying of the grapes is to perfection; the next step is crushing".
From one emotion to another, this is the time of year for Panizzi, this is where the big boys play. On Monday the harvest of Pinot Noir will begin and on Tuesday that of Vernaccia di San Gimignano. Stay tuned.