The first week of February and the climate has been unusually warm, we were worried our vines would start to bud, setting the growing season off to an early start and leaving us with a long period with the threat of frost. So today I greet the drop in temperatures and cold winds with welcome relief
2014 was a crazy year for us, it had been raining almost every day until the 8th of August affecting all our vines including Lecinaro, the grapes were not ripening, we needed sun. With so much rainfall we were concerned that taking on more water could cause the grape berries to swell and possibly split.
Touring around Europe in their VW Camper Van Jack and Alex from Cambridge, England found their way to Palazzo Tronconi and embarked on a Pasta Making Class with our brilliant Pasta Chef Milly! This is what they had to say… “Palazzo Tronconi as exclusive as it gets let the magic begin….” We had expected to
“The long days and nights of pruning, training, thinning as well as fulfilling our biodynamic promise to our land all becomes worthwhile. ” — Marco Marrocco, oenologist owner of Palazzo Tronconi These are exciting times in our vineyard, veraison is a French term that means the beginning of ripening, our red grapes begin to change
Did someone say food wine and culture? Look no further, it was certainly on the menu for our Santa Barbara City College Guests Yesterday Palazzo Tronconi had the pleasure of hosting a young energetic group from The Santa Barbara City College, California, their course called ‘Food and Culture in Italy’s organised by Accent Rome Study