Getting Ready for Harvest 2013

Veraison has started in the Barbaresco vineyards of Neive therefore harvest is about a month away which means most wineries are making room in there tanks for the coming harvest by spending the month of August bottling. We are helping our friend Ornella, owner & winemaker at Pelissero Pasquale bottle her 2011 Barbaresco Bricco San Giuliano.
Bottling starts with Ornella's homemade Brioches on a barrique.
While we eat our breakfast Ornella's husband Lorenzo sets the pressure on the pump
The first bottle is used to check the fill level
once everything checks out we are off and running filling 6 bottles at a time, they are then passed over to the corking machine, the light behind the bottles is used to periodically check the fill level.
The last stop before the bottles are laid down in cages for an additional year of bottle aging.
Ornella's cousin stops by for a quick chat and of course to sample the new wine.