HEALTHY LIVING

Woman drowns in wine barrel after becoming intoxicated by fumes

La zona montuosa che si estende tra Firenze, Siena e Arezzo è conosciuta come Le Colline del Chianti, famosa per la produzione del pregiato vino rosso. Per realizzare questo servizio mi sono recato presso un'azienda agricola nel Comune di Gaiole in Chianti in Toscana. Ho scattato le foto poco prima della vendemmia, nel mese di settembre. Cento ettari di vigne coltivate con uve Sangiovese, Merlot e Cabernet. Oltre al vino si produce anche dell'ottimo olio d'oliva.

The mountainous area that stretches between Florence, Siena and Arezzo is known as The Hills of Chianti, famous for the production of fine red wine. To fulfill this service, I went to a farm in the town of Gaiole in Chianti in Tuscany. I took photos just before the harvest, in the month of September. A hundred hectares of vineyards planted with Sangiovese, Merlot and Cabernet. In addition to wine is also produced excellent olive oil.

La zona montuosa che si estende tra Firenze, Siena e Arezzo è conosciuta come Le Colline del Chianti, famosa per la produzione del pregiato vino rosso. Per realizzare questo servizio mi sono recato presso un'azienda agricola nel Comune di Gaiole in Chianti in Toscana. Ho scattato le foto poco prima della vendemmia, nel mese di settembre. Cento ettari di vigne coltivate con uve Sangiovese, Merlot e Cabernet. Oltre al vino si produce anche dell'ottimo olio d'oliva. The mountainous area that stretches between Florence, Siena and Arezzo is known as The Hills of Chianti, famous for the production of fine red wine. To fulfill this service, I went to a farm in the town of Gaiole in Chianti in Tuscany. I took photos just before the harvest, in the month of September. A hundred hectares of vineyards planted with Sangiovese, Merlot and Cabernet. In addition to wine is also produced excellent olive oil.  (© Gennaro Leonardi)

A 25-year-old Spanish woman drowned after becoming intoxicated by fermentation gases and falling into a wine barrel, Metro reported.

Nerea Perez, a vineyard worker in northern Spain, reportedly had been stirring wine while it was fermenting— a lengthy process that allows the wine to come in extra contact with dead yeast grape bits.

The practice is believed to provide more body and depth to the wine.

Perez’s uncle Raul Perez, a well-known winemaker, reportedly discovered his niece floating face-down in the barrel after employees at the vineyard were unable to locate her.

According to one of Perez’s coworkers, Ginebra Peralta Colunga, said this is the first time that such a death has occurred at the vineyard.

According to Metro, accidents due to intoxication from wine gases are more common than many people realize.

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