Last year, I attempted to secure fruit right at the beginning of harvest, which is the worst time to bother anyone in the wine industry since harvest is a very intense, if not frantic, time of year. Given my timing, the fruit from the vineyard I was most interested in had already been snapped up by another winemaker. The biggest takeaway for me from that experience was understanding the importance of getting arrangements involved with winemaking set up early on in the year. And so, when January of this year came around, I jumped on the right wine train to see if I could set to securing a small bit of Aglianico fruit from the one vineyard I reached out to last fall.

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