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Olive Oil Harvest 2016

  The 2016 Olive Oil campaign has been a bit of a challenge. We found ourselves facing the same problems we encountered during the 2014 campaign: unexpected weather conditions and fruit flies. In fact, mainly due to an unusual warm winter, fruit flies had the chance to proliferate and eventually damaged our precious olives. In…

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Olive Oil Harvest 2015

The Olive Oil harvest concluded in November 2015 was very successful both for the amount of olive oil produced and – most importantly – for its outstanding quality.   The 2014/2015 winter was cold and rich in precipitations, while the following spring was mild and tiepid. Thanks to the accumulation of good water reserves, the plants have not suffered a…

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Harvest 2015 we loved you.

The climate during 2015 growing season was influenced by a rainy and rather cold winter, followed by a mild spring and hot Summer. June was warm, July was the hottest of the last two centuries but fortunately the temperatures dropped and we also had a little bit of rain in August. Thanks to a generally…

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Harvest 2015

Finally the time to harvest the grapes for our 2015 vintage has come and now the game is on. At Nittardi we are having a lot of people and the atmosphere is full of expectations. As usual the picking started in Maremma with our Merlot, followed by Vermentino and Alicante Bouchet. We also started in Chianti…

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Our Cellar Team the Family Krasniqui at the end of the harvest

HARVEST REPORT 2014

Climatically speaking in Tuscany and throughout Italy this has been a very abnormal year, so strange that even our grandparents didn’t remember such unusual weather patterns. The winter season was never cold, indeed, unusually warm and rainy. 2013/14 was the warmest winter in Tuscany since 1834. In spring the weather didn’t change much, the temperatures slowly…

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