Category: Winemaking

The Quality of the Harvest 2020 Gives Hope

The Quality of the Harvest 2020 Gives Hope

November 6, 2020

Wine Harvest & Hope Harvest this year (2020) has been a small ray of sunshine in an otherwise fairly dark and gloomy year. This, in the sense that the quality seems to have been very good, if not excellent, from the north to the south in Italy. Covid has had its grip over Italy and the entire world for most of this year. Due to lockdown in the spring, many sales channels dried up and wineries found themselves with the cellars full of stock. New sales channels had to be explored fairly quickly, e-commerce (buying wine online) and digital marketing… read more
Get To Know Your Taste in Wine! Spanning from Conventional to Natural

Get To Know Your Taste in Wine! Spanning from Conventional to Natural

April 8, 2020

We are in a difficult period where the Coronavirus is still raging all over the world. As a result of the shelter in place or lockdown in many countries, the economy is in difficulties and heading towards a possible recession. Still, future recession or not, quality will always be important. However, as we have seen, the environment is blooming now that people are traveling less and polluting nature less. Our environment is indeed important for our future success. Environment and quality. Two concepts that go hand in hand. Environment and Quality in Winemaking When it comes to viticulture and wine… read more
The Destiny of a New Oak Barrel

The Destiny of a New Oak Barrel

October 1, 2019

Aging of Wine Historically oak barrels were used for the transportation of wine. Aging of wine in barrique, tonneaux, or big cask is a later phenomenon. Today, there is an art in using oak barrels for the aging of wine. Different styles of wine require different types and or/the combination of different oak barrels, large or small. But is the use of barrique and other types of barrels dependent upon wine styles and trends or rather on the financial capacity of wineries? Can it even be assumed that the power of decision lies in the hands of the accountants running… read more
What makes the Chianti Classico Riserva so special?

What makes the Chianti Classico Riserva so special?

July 1, 2015

Tuscany's Chianti Classico Riserva Chianti is an Italian wine that is made out of a blend of different kinds of grapes from the Chianti region. The chief dissimilarity between regular Chianti and others depend upon the minimum percentage permission of Sangiovese grapes i.e. 75% along with the rules that permit white grapes to be blended in as well. The alcohol content is normally around 11%. Chianti Classico and Chianti Classico Riserva are two of the best Chianti wines that are admired all over the world. Wondering what makes Chianti Classico different from regular Chianti? Chianti Classico has a minimum 80%… read more
Best grapes for wine making

Best grapes for wine making

June 1, 2015

Are you a wine lover? If you are, then you must be aware of the fact that the varieties of grapes  used in the winemaking process heavily influence its flavor and texture. You must also know that Italian wines are famous for their historical background, taste and finesse. Different kinds of grapes are used to make wines all around the world with some being more popular than the others. Let’s have a look at some of the best grape varieties used for winemaking. 1. Sangiovese Grapes Sangiovese grapes are black in color. They are grown widely in the Central parts… read more

How we make the wine?

May 1, 2013

During this very recent harvest of Sep/Oct 2014, my farther in law came to visit us in Montemaggio. He has fully participated in the whole harvesting experience and was shocked of how much manual labour is involved. He really was astonished at how much time and effort we spend harvesting our grapes. Therefore after one long and very hard working day, he told me: "People need to know how you make wine, they need to know that you harvest and select each bunch in the winery, how you then again select berry by berry on the table of selection before… read more