Drying


The places in which Torchiato is dried, usually under the roof, are not very light , but are well aired with large windows having mosquito screens for insects and balconies that can be closed on very damp days. It is very important that balconies are kept closed during the damp days of autumn as the evaporated water could recondense on the surface of the grape and be reabsorbed, especially in the first stage, when this happens very slowly and without forming "calloused layers" on the grape, as the cells are still very active and are able to turn into a "life-saving" system.

The grape stalks are the first to dry out and it is a good sign for the preservation is they are dry after few days. It is opportune if drying happens slowly and naturally, regulating the humidity layer by suitably opening and closing balconies.