2021 May 10th, we planted a new vineyard. As you can imagine, this doesn’t happen all that often, so the occasion becomes quite auspicious on the farm. The site that we have selected have good soil (very stony) , windy and with great exposition (sun exposure on the fruit is key to getting good flavor out of your grapes).
The process may seem straightforward – dig one hole, put a baby grapevine in them and fill the hole up again – but since the vines could potentially be there for many, many years, it’s important for the vines to be planted carefully.
Firstly, the soil is cleared and plowed. After that, careful measurements are made in order to ensure that the rows of vines are as perfectly straight. Dig a hole eighteen to twenty inches deep in the soil. Trim the root tips of the dormant vine and drop it in the hole, roots first. Make sure that the soil closed to vines is compated. Our new vineyard is about 2 hectar and it has a density of 5500 vites\ha.
After 20 days , thanks to spring’s sun and frequent rains , the change is already visible. In a few years we will be able to use our new Sangiovese grapes for our Chianti Rufina.