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Passions

Harvest time begins, Rejoice!

The first snips of the secateurs. And the first shivers of excitement… When harvest commences, a well-oiled machine leaps into action, a continuous ballet of sun-gorged fruit filled with sugar-sweet juice, borne on the shoulders of sturdy pickers. Much to their immense joy, hope and enthusiasm. We traced their progress from dawn until dusk.

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Hard work never put off the brave, in fact it merely serves as a motivational force. The harvest is always synonymous with joy, mutual support and good cheer.

A well-earned pause offers the opportunity to catch one’s breath, exchange a few words, laugh and share in the happiness of being part of the experience, almost at one with nature and feeling the beating heart of this magnificent harvest.

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Pressing matters at the press! The grapes have yielded their precious juice, and all that remains is to clear the abandoned stalks and empty grape skins. Until the next load arrives. An eternal circle that does not strike fear in the well-versed.

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Fresh off the press, the musts are transported by refrigerated tanker so as to retain their freshness.

Exacting work, as each tanker separates the musts by grape variety or vineyard.

sed Aliquam Praesent neque. Praesent fringilla efficitur. suscipit mi, vulputate, ante.