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Each grape requires individual treatment to overcome challenges and play to their strengths. Avoiding ‘cooked and stewed’ grapes is the challenge when growing Muscat Blanc à Petits Grains and powdery mildew is the primary enemy! Muscat Blanc à Petits Grains is prone to infection and must be managed, while the Fiano and Greco have an ability to hold loads of natural acid when grown in a warm viticultural climate.
To retain the aromatic floral flavors of Muscat Blanc à Pettits Grains, grapes are harvested at around 11.5 Baume and the Fiano is harvested close to 12.0 Baume and then fermented in stainless steel before being matured in old French barrels for six months.