The harvest is in full swing in Montalcino and grape growers are hard at work picking, which as far as Sangiovese destined for Brunello is concerned, will continue throughout the first ten days of October. There is great cause for satisfaction among the rows in the vineyards because 2019 could turn out to be similar to some of recent great vintages. “In analytical terms I would venture a comparison with 2006 or 2010. – said Fabrizio Bindocci, President of the Brunello di Montalcino Consortium – The Consortium analyses four wineries across the board and the analytical parameters are excellent. There have been no parasite infestations, the grapes are healthy, the vines have never been under stress and ripening has been optimal. The quantity is not excessive and quality is high. We couldn’t ask for better”.