Harvest time has arrived in Montalcino. Over the next two weeks all the sangiovese will be de-stemmed, softly crushed and start its journey to eventually becoming wonderful Brunello di Montalcino
Here are some pictures from Donatella’s vendemmia.
Gently does it
The grapes are quickly transferred to the press after picking
La donna herself, Donatella Cinelli Colombini
Sant’Angelo in Colle is a hilltop town approximately 10 kilometres south west of Montalcino. Whilst Montalcino sits proudly in the zone at 564 metres Sant’Angelo in Colle is high at 400 metres and typical of the many small southern Tuscan hilltop villages.
It also has two very good restaurants. One of our favourite lunch spots on a sunny Tuscan day is Trattoria il Leccio in the town.
Here are a few pics from our recent visit.