Today’s Sicily Wine-making Report

This grape mosto may not look too exciting to you, but it is exciting for winemakers! Currently, mosto, or grape juice, is in the midst of the fermentation process. Wine making takes time and patience and practice. See the stainless steel “barrel” in the background? That’s where the magic is happening right now (in a very controlled environment).

The vendemmia (wine grape harvest) has been going on throughout Sicily for the past few weeks. Depending on the climate, elevation, temperatures (day and night/warm and cold), amount of sunlight, amount of rain, typography … All of these things and more determine when it is time to harvest and then macerate the grapes to make this juice you see.

More to come…

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