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Bottle shock, so what is it? Bottle shock, also known as "bottle sickness" or "travel shock," refers to a temporary condition that can affect the taste and aroma of wine after it has been bottled or transported. It typically occurs when a wine is subjected to agitation or exposure to oxygen during bottling, shipping, or handling. The process of bottling wine involves various steps, such as filtration and fining. These steps can introduce oxygen into the wine, which can lead to chemical reactions and changes in the wine's flavor and aroma profile. Additionally, the physical movement and vibration during transportation can further disturb the wine, exacerbating the effects of oxygen

There are many tasks that need to be done in our vineyard throughout the year to ensure healthy vines and a bountiful harvest, thus giving us the chance to make incredible wine. Here is an overview of the typical vineyard work in the Tenuta Le Mandorlaie vineyard, by season: Spring Vineyard work Spring is a crucial time in our vineyard as it sets the stage for the growing season ahead. Here are some of the typical tasks that we as vineyard owners and workers undertake during the spring season: Pruning: This is the process of removing unwanted shoots and canes from the vines to encourage new growth and maintain the