Vinegrowing cycles are always annual, both at the estate and the wine cellar, with different stages of the vine or winemaking processes taking place every month and season of the year.
As is the case of all field activities, the working pace at the estates is characterised by the vine’s phenological states, as these are the factors that define which agronomic activities will be conducted in every instance. Different tasks are performed, both during the vine’s annual rest and sprouting process, the fruit flowering and ripening periods, as required by this natural cycle that the plant goes through.
Likewise, different activities are performed at the wine cellar throughout the year, beginning with the selection of grapes picked at the vineyard during the harvest. This process is immediately followed by pressing, fermentation, maceration (only in the case of red wines), filtering, and ageing in oak barrels, in addition to the wines’ blending (if applicable), bottling and stowage at the wine cellar, before their launch onto the market.
As spring arrives, when wines are ready, one of the most exciting moments for the winemaking team begins: the assemblage.
Thus, it could be said that, from February to April, work at the wine cellar is entirely focused on the winemaking stage while, as from May, attention is given to the ageing process. As spring arrives, when wines are ready, one of the most exciting moments for the winemaking team begins: the assemblage, the moment at which blends are made from different components.
Winemakers at Luigi Bosca are currently blending the wines that have been made and aged this year. Today, all efforts made by the team are at the service of the art and sensitivity involved in the quest for those expressions that best amalgamate, to blend them in their exact proportion and obtain the desired outcome.
This is the perfect moment to make the 2022 harvest blends, as they are born from wines that, although “concluded”, are still very young, spirited and with their fruit at core. This way, winemakers can envisage their evolution, and thus make the decisions that allow them to get closer to the idea of a wine born at the vineyard and its one-year cycle.
With the beginning of spring, the great 2022 blends are on their way.