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Veraison: when grapes change colour

The grapevines in a vineyard have a typical growth cycle, each stage showing its own, peculiar, characteristics. Today, we will describe what is known as ‘veraison’, a French word used to describe the colour change of wine grapes, as they transition each summer from green to purple or pale yellow. Actually, veraison marks the onset of ripening, … [Read more...] about Veraison: when grapes change colour

Vineyard soil types

Growing wine grapes is a process that requires great care. A great variety of factors are involved. Of the natural factors that determine the quality of the wine, three are obviously crucial: grape variety, type of soil and climate. We will focus here on the second factor: type of soil. The soil is so important that wine experts believe its … [Read more...] about Vineyard soil types