Tenuta Margon begins its 2020 harvest

Tenuta Margon begins its 2020 harvest

It’s harvest time in Trentino: on Monday 17 August – about 9 days earlier than last year – the harvest of the grapes that will create the white wines of Tenute Lunelli began. In the vineyards that surround the splendid Villa Margon, the agronomists are in fact engaged in the harvest – exclusively by hand – of Chardonnay and Pinot Noir grapes, which thus begin their transformation into fascinating and long-lived wines, an expression of the strength and vitality of these territories.

This is a year characterized by mild temperatures (in particular in April) which led to faster growth compared to the previous year, however balanced by the rainfall in May and June which, although concentrated in short intervals, allowed an excellent accumulation of water in the land, preventing any sort of stress from drought. The harvest began from the lower Chardonnay vineyards and then went up, in about a month, to the higher vineyards, both of Chardonnay and Pinot Noir.

Activity in the vineyards in fact carried on even during the period of lockdown, even if in a modified manner in order to safeguard the health of the workers to an optimum degree. For the harvest, too, special prevention measures against Covid-19 have been put in place, such as daily sanitising of agricultural vehicles, tools and workplaces, and the organisation of teams and transport so as to guarantee social distancing.

Mountainside viticulture, with its typical thermal excursions between day and night, combined with work in the vineyards using methods that are respectful of the environment and of the health of the workers, has therefore enabled us to obtain vines with optimum vegetation. These have in turn produced perfectly healthy grapes with extraordinarily complex aromas, which Tenute Lunelli’s oenologists will succeed in transforming into excellent wines.