I’ve decided to be creative this year so I’m taking the plunge and starting my own wine label. I’ve just picked my sangiovese and its looks a little concerning to say the least. I’ll take some photo’s of the ferment over the week end and post them early next week but below is some shots of the vineyard a month before we picked. It took 3 of us 6 hours to pick 150 kg due to the botyris. In white wine this can be a very desirable character but in red wine is causes an oxidative enzyme called laccase to enter the berry and the end wine tastes flat.