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Laboratorio di Enologia ENZO MICHELET S.r.l

Laboratorio di Enologia ENZO MICHELET S.r.l

Analysis, experimentation, consultancy in winemaking - Michelet Studio - Consultants in winemaking

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Studio Michelet has its training roots in the early 70s, when the winemaker Enzo Michelet approached research applied to production technology,...

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FRESCOBALDI PRESENTS THE NINTH HARVEST OF GORGONA

FRESCOBALDI PRESENTS THE NINTH HARVEST OF GORGONA

"The Tuscan archipelago is an earthly paradise of which Gorgona is the wildest and most luminescent pearl of Aphrodite. Behind its apparent grumpiness, the unspeakable seduction of perfumes and silences, and a nature that moves for its strength, for its his eternal puberty .... And all around, water and salt, reflecting the messages of heaven, tightening the laces to the sails. " (A.Bocelli - 2014).

Here the prisoners spend their last sentence, working in contact with nature to develop professional skills that facilitate their reintegration into the working and social reality. Around a small vineyard, in the heart of an amphitheater overlooking the sea, the project begins, the aim of which is to allow prisoners to have a concrete and active experience in the field of viticulture, with the collaboration and supervision of agronomists and Frescobaldi oenologists. Gorgona Rosso sees the light with the 2015 harvest, from some rows of Sangiovese and Vermentino Nero, grown in organic farming and then refined in terracotta jars. Today the vineyard has an extension of two hectares, of which an initial one and a second planted in 2015. Gorgona is born from this Vermentino and Ansonica vineyard, the result of the uniqueness of the place, the work of man and a symbol of hope and freedom. GORGONA BIANCO 2020 - White Tuscan Coast IGT The Gorgona label wants to be the “extraordinary edition” of the island, telling about a different aspect every year. Approaching Gorgona means discovering unique biodiversity, a thick Mediterranean scrub, the pristine sea, but also fortifications, witnesses of ancient civilizations and a small church built at the beginning of the eighteenth century by the Carthusians, dedicated to San Gorgonio. The Gorgona 2020 label tells us about the fortress and the towers on the island. On the west coast, steep and jagged, rises the mighty "Torre Vecchia", an imposing Pisan manor or better defined "a fortress", covered with local stone, now in ruins, built between the 11th and 13th centuries which had the purpose of garrison the stretch of sea towards Corsica and defend the monks from frequent pirate raids. On the opposite side of the island, towards the mainland, there is the cala dello scalo, the fishermen's harbor dominated by the "Torre Nuova", a 17th century Medici fortification that completed the marine defense system. Finally, on the island there are also two reddish towers erected at the end of the nineteenth century to monitor movements on the mainland: at the edge of the pine forest, near the vineyards, the Clock Tower, whose name is inspired by the sundial placed on the side of the building and, towards Cala Scirocco, the Garibaldi Tower. The 2020 season on the Gorgona island was characterized by a winter with frequent rains, but with never rigid temperatures, because they were constantly mitigated by the sea breezes. The vine began its vegetative cycle with the usual anticipation that characterizes the island, sprouting in the first week of March. A particularly pleasant spring, with mild and sunny days, favored the vegetative-productive development of the plants, accompanying them towards a summer that turned out to be slightly cooler than in previous years. Temperatures have been rising since the end of July, however the microclimate of the island, made unique by the presence of the sea, combined with isolated rainstorms, has allowed the clusters to arrive at the harvesting period in perfect physiological and sanitary conditions. An equally sunny but always breezy September, finally allowed the grapes to develop a good polyphenolic maturity, accompanied by an intense and elegant aromatic profile. Gorgona 2020 expresses a great Mediterranean character, with all the warmth of the sun that kisses the island and the freshness of the sea breezes that constantly blow. His is a straw yellow color full of golden reflections. The bouquet is an elegant combination of Mediterranean, floral and fruity notes. The hints of Mediterranean scrub reminiscent of cistus, helichrysum, mastic and juniper combine with the broom and the memory of hawthorn. Among the fruity notes, there are evident hints of exotic fruits, such as abacaxì and maracuja but also the citrus notes of bergamot. On the palate, the flavor and freshness are wonderful, intertwined in a magical balance, even more accentuated by the initial softness and extreme elegance that accompanies throughout the tasting. Like all vintages, 2020 also manifests itself as a further sensational chapter in the history of Gorgona. Gorgona brings the one who tastes it to breathe and savor the stories that only this little big island can tell.

Fattoria della Talosa: from the furrows of history, between caves and galleries, an ancient hidden place finds light

Fattoria della Talosa: from the furrows of history, between caves and galleries, an ancient hidden place finds light

A refuge against the bombings of the Second World War discovered by chance, two years of careful work in synergy with the Fine Arts, a hidden space in the Historic Cellar of the Montepulciano company that becomes a suggestive tasting place.

Tommasi presents the new “Metodo Classico” line by Tenuta di Caseo

Tommasi presents the new “Metodo Classico” line by Tenuta di Caseo

Three new sparkling wines from Oltrepò Pavese enrich the offer of a family business that has been among the most representative realities of Valpolicella Classica and Lugana for 120 years: #laprimabolla is Tommasi's new enological challenge.

Wine Tourism

Italian wine tourism restarts with Wine Destinations Italia

Italian wine tourism restarts with Wine Destinations Italia

A rich program of events for the first edition of the format by the European Sommelier School of Livorno, which focuses on Wine Experience to relaunch the sector.

These are the numbers of the first edition of Wine Destinations Italia , scheduled in Livorno from 13 to 14 November at the Cruise Terminal and at the Silos dei Magazzini del Tirreno, a format organized by the Leghorn delegation of the European Sommelier School with the aim of offering concrete help to relaunch of wine tourism . To do this, alongside the many useful meetings to outline the current situation and future prospects of the sector, there is also the possibility of buying real Wine Experiences capable of linking wine and territory, to be experienced in the coming months at the participating companies. In fact, each of them is asked to offer wine lovers four experiential packages that combine the usual visit and tasting in the cellar with the surrounding tourist offer , thus highlighting the close link that exists between wine and terroir. Easily bookable on site and valid for the whole of 2022, these experiences distinguish Wine Destinations Italia from other themed events, aiming from now on to stimulate the restart of a sector that, on the eve of Covid, moved 15 million people for a estimated value of approximately € 2.65 billion. The task of taking stock of wine tourism will be up to thirteen conferences , which, starting from the round table "Enosustainable Tourism", will lead the rich audience of experts to deepen theoretical aspects and case histories related to tourist attraction, such as, for example, the role of training, urban and heroic vineyards, the Bolgheri and Montepulciano cases. And the territories will be the other protagonists of the event, thanks not only to the description that the companies will make of them but also to the participation of the Consortia of Vernaccia di San Gimignano, Chianti Rufina, Maremma Toscana and the newborn Consorzio Suvereto and Val di Cornia, to which the Campania delegation of the Wine Tourism Movement will be added. They have the task of binding the many souls that make up their respective terroirs, in a story full of history and culture. To enrich the proposal dedicated to wine lovers there will also be eight masterclasses organized by Vigneron.wine in the Silos of the Magazzini del Tirreno area adjacent to the Terminal. Of these, four will be entitled 'A spasso nel tempo con Vigneron.wine! Only Blindly ', and, as announced by the name itself, will take place blindly, with old vintages of wines of which only the region of production will be known. In another three, two mini-verticals will take shape, the story of which will be entrusted to the producers themselves. At the last one, 'Tuscany vs Piedmont: twenty years later', the task of telling in the glass the evolutionary capacity of six labels from the two regions and produced between 1997 and 2004. But Wine Destinations also means sustainability , which is expressed in the commitment to choose settings and suppliers with a reduced environmental impact. Furthermore, thanks to a special account opened on the Treedom platform, part of the revenues from registrations and tickets sold will be used to plant trees to offset the CO2 generated during the two days of the event. From Friday 12 to Sunday 14 the event will also move between the premises of the city of Livorno thanks to the 'Livorno in showcase' project , which will bring both the restaurants belonging to the Vetrina Toscana circuit and those selected by the local delegation of the European Sommelier School to propose an ad hoc menu made with raw materials and local ingredients. " After almost two years of waiting, wine tourism is finally ready to resume its role as a driving force for the development of the many highly vocational areas in Italy - comments Carmen Licata , SES Livorno delegate - Just to accompany the post-Covid path we have conceived of Wine Destinations Italia, an event that arises from the collaboration of the many private individuals and associations who work every day to ensure that this phenomenon, of fundamental importance for the growth of not only rural economies, fully unfolds its potential. Our hope - he concludes - is to be able to contribute to the restart of the Italian system, with an event capable not only of imagining the future, but of offering a concrete response to that desire for discovery and sociality that the pandemic has repressed for too long ". For his part, Simone Nannipieri , manager of the event, specifies that " The possibility of buying experiences directly at the fair to live throughout the year to come is the long-awaited sign that the world of wine is ready to restart. Thank you. in the presence of companies and consortia from all over Italy, the many expected visitors will be able to choose the Wine Experience more in line with their expectations, giving shape to a holiday that, starting from a visit to the cellar, opens up to the exploration of the places that host, reiterating, if needed, how close is the relationship between wine and the reference territory ". The event is organized under the patronage of Mipaaf, the Tuscany Region, the Province of Livorno, the Municipality of Suvereto, the Maremma and Tirreno Chamber of Commerce, the Etruscan Coast Wine and Oil Road. Institutional partners : European Sommelier School Italy, The most beautiful villages in Italy, Wine Bank, Wine Tourism Movement, Historic Houses Association Tuscany section, Italian Travel Blogger Association, Le Donne del Vino, City of Wine, Tuscany Showcase, Press Association Food and Wine Tuscany Technical partners : Consortium Asti and Moscato d'Asti Docg. Vinoinvigna.com, Yama bakery, Pulltex, Vineyards, Its Eat Foundation, Bwine school, Vignon Italia, Consolve, Studio Giuri, Fufluns wine travel operator, Lc wine business communication, WineTrade, Zona.

X edition of Life of Wine 170 old vintages, 250 wines, 69 cellars

X edition of Life of Wine 170 old vintages, 250 wines, 69 cellars

SUNDAY 10 OCTOBER 2021 Hotel Villa Pamphili, Rome 10.30 - 13.30 for press, operators and sommeliers 14.30 - 20 final audience

Trentino, with DiVin Ottobre the Wine and Flavors Route welcomes autumn

Trentino, with DiVin Ottobre the Wine and Flavors Route welcomes autumn

The days get shorter, the climate becomes more sparkling and that unmistakable scent of chestnuts is released into the air. It is autumn, with its explosion of colors that, illuminated by the sun's rays, give a truly magical touch to woods and valleys. And it is October, in particular, the month in which this show is repeated, never equal to itself. This is why for 16 years the Trentino Wine and Flavors Route has chosen it to organize a series of initiatives dedicated to this season every weekend, thanks to the involvement of over seventy members.

Vino al Femminile

DONNE DEL VINO:

DONNE DEL VINO: "WINE BECOMES A SUBJECT OF STUDY IN ITALIAN TOURIST AND HOTEL INSTITUTES"

THE PROPOSAL STARTS FROM WOMEN OF WINE WHO WILL EXPERIENCE TEACHING IN EMILIA ROMAGNA, SICILY AND PIEDMONT. APPEAL TO THE SOMMELIERS: «PREPARE HUNDREDS OF DOCENT.

Introducing wine among the subjects of study of the Tourist and Hotel Institutes throughout Italy. This is the proposal that comes from the national Association Le Donne del Vino, launched in Florence on the occasion of the events organized in preparation for the G20-Agriculture. " In the logic of major European projects such as Farm to Fork and the Next Generation, we believe in wine as an accelerator of sustainable change and shortening the distance between city and countryside " says president Donatella Cinelli Colombini . Le Donne del Vino will undertake the experimentation of these teachings in three pilot regions: Emilia Romagna, Piedmont and Sicily. One or two institutes for each region, already in this school year. The experimentation will expand throughout Italy in the year 2022/2023. Then, everyone hopes that the need for wine training will become widespread and hundreds of Hotel and Tourist Institutes will introduce this teaching. The D-Vino Project is coordinated by three associates: Roberta Urso (Sicily), Antonietta Mazzeo (Emilia Romagna) and Roberta Lanero (Piedmont). " We appeal to the associations of sommeliers, tasters, WSET graduates, doctors in gastronomic sciences to prepare the teachers needed to teach hundreds of classes in every Italian region " adds Cinelli Colombini. After the two years of the experimental phase, the 950 Women of Wine intend to remain in the training project only as recipients of the educational visits because they have within them producers, restaurateurs, winemakers, sommeliers, communicators, marketing experts, and are therefore able to propose to the students have a direct experience of the entire wine production chain. In everyone's dream there is a new generation of managers who continue their training even after school making the knowledge of wine and agri-food a strong point of their professional profile. WHY TEACH WINE IN TOURIST AND HOTEL INSTITUTES Currently some deans of hotel schools have already activated courses on wine while no tourism institute has such courses. In reality, however, future managers of restaurant halls as well as future managers of tourist offices, travel agencies or hotels need the basics of wine and wine territories. In fact, wine makes up about one third of restaurant revenues. On the tourism front we see that food and wine is the main attraction of foreign travelers headed to Italy and indeed one in four visitors is mainly driven by that. 62% of the tour operator catalogs contain a food and wine offer. There are about 10,000 wineries equipped for wine hospitality in constant search of staff and about 20,000 other wine companies open to the public. In an Italy where agri-food is increasingly important for tourism, it is not possible to continue teaching only art, territories and tourism geography (66 hours for 3 years) to future incoming managers. THE ADVANTAGES OF WINE TRAINING TO FUTURE MANAGERS OF RESTAURANTS AND TOURISM A training that is more in keeping with the needs of the production sectors in which students are preparing to enter benefits everyone and mainly them by opening up greater job prospects for them. In general, it raises the level of the tourist offer and works as an accelerator for the wine territories that need trained personnel in the entire supply chain that produces, markets and administers the nectar of Bacchus. People who are able to increase the knowledge and appreciation of quality wine especially among foreign visitors and especially in relation to lesser known appellations. Last but not least, the training that the Women of Wine intend to initiate is aimed at encouraging responsible consumption among young people. It intends to create ambassadors of the wine culture capable of influencing peers in a logic of peer education. In fact, even if the wine tasting will be reserved only for adults, an important part of the training will be aimed at combating abuse and binge drinking. WHO ARE THE WOMEN OF WINE Le Donne del Vino is the largest female winemaking association in the world. Founded in 1988, today it has almost 950 associates including producers, restaurateurs, winemakers, sommeliers and journalists. The Women of Wine are coordinated in delegations in all Italian regions. The association is non-profit and promotes the culture of wine and the role of women in the wine production chain. Two years ago they formed an international network with 10 similar associations in other parts of the world. They are currently promoting investigations into the Gender Gap in cellars and the use of lightweight glass. The collaboration with universities and training structures has allowed a strong increase in didactic activity in favor of the members, especially in the marketing and communication sectors. More news can be found on the website and blog www.ledonnedelvino.com as well as in the monthly D-News insert of Corriere Vinicolo.

SPECIAL AND DIFFERENT

SPECIAL AND DIFFERENT

A “with your eyes closed” tasting at the Istituto dei Ciechi di Milano Onlus Foundation.

THE WINE OF THE FUTURE? IT'S ORGANIC, SUSTAINABLE AND IT TALKS TO THE FEMALE

THE WINE OF THE FUTURE? IT'S ORGANIC, SUSTAINABLE AND IT TALKS TO THE FEMALE

The first research on light glass and energy savings will be presented on 13 September in Florence at Palazzo Vecchio.

Legislazione del vino

World Cider Awards 2021: Sidro Vittoria wins gold with Italian Bloom

World Cider Awards 2021: Sidro Vittoria wins gold with Italian Bloom

The only Italian to win the prestigious international award, Italian Bloom represents the research on the classic method of the cider house in Vigo di Cadore.

It is an award that annually selects and promotes the best ciders from all over the world to consumers and markets, from the United States to New Zealand, passing through the United Kingdom, France and many others. They judged by a commission of experts that this year included prestigious judges such as the author and cider Susanna Forbes, Cath Potter, cider pommelier and co-founder of the Cider Women committee, Aragorn Szostak, company director of Hereford Beer House, a pub specializing in beer and cider, cider blogger Natalia Wszelaki. The only Italian awarded in this edition, Italian Bloom is the result of the continuous research and study by Cider Vittoria on the classic method , closely connected to the traditional production of apple wine: in fact, multiple historical sources show that twenty years before Dom Pérignon Lord Scudamore had developed a method for making the ciders produced in the Herefordshire area of southern Great Britain sparkling. A method that Sidro Vittoria has chosen in respect of the raw material , from the production in the orchard to the rigorous rules followed in the cellar, with the aim of obtaining a product that is ever closer to the traditional idea of cider in the wake of the British production technique. “We are particularly happy with this Award - comments Andrea Concina of Sidro Vittoria - which rewards our research and respect for tradition. And we are even more satisfied to have reached this milestone in a competition organized in England, the country that inspires us for the production of our ciders ”. The creation of a cider house in Cadore was born from the passion of the two partners Andrea Bonalberti and Andrea Concina , Venetians who met in London at the end of the 90s who discovered cider during their time in the British capital and, returning to Italy, decided to become producers. . The project aims to develop a sustainable cultivation of apple and pear trees aimed at transforming the harvest and recovering the best Italian food and wine tradition by combining local historical apple varieties , suitable for the production of cider, with some international ones . “Normally we don't participate in many competitions - adds Andrea Bonalberti - as our cider breaks away from the canons of industrial production, to get closer to an idea more akin to the concept of wine according to the guidelines of the classic method. We are therefore very proud that our research has been understood and appreciated ”. Italian Bloom is an Extra Dry apple wine with a fruity and floral scent, with notes of apple, pear and citrus. The fragrance of the Italian varieties of apples used in the cuvée is accentuated by the prolonged stay on the lees. The fresh and lively acidity completes the fruity flavor and the pleasant bitter aftertaste of this cider that reveals a soft bubble, to be enjoyed both as an aperitif and throughout the meal. It is on sale on the Cider Vittoria online shop at a price of 14 euros .

Wine to wine: Bertinoro celebrates Albana

Wine to wine: Bertinoro celebrates Albana

Saturday 2 and Sunday 3 October double appointment with the Albana Master and the first stage of Albana Dèi. Tastings, meetings and focuses homage to the prince of Romagna's white grape varieties.

Consorzio Alta Langa announces a project for the planting of truffle trees by the winegrowers

Consorzio Alta Langa announces a project for the planting of truffle trees by the winegrowers

We toasted with Alta Langa Docg at the New Year of the Alba White Truffle: announced a project for the planting of symbiotic trees of the Truffle by the Consortium's winemakers.

Wine and Culture

GREAT DEBUT for the first Riserva of Brunello Carpineto in the name of excellence

GREAT DEBUT for the first Riserva of Brunello Carpineto in the name of excellence

The Brunello Riserva 2015 by Carpineto in the TOP short list of Grande Esordio wines of the Gold Guide i Vini di Veronelli 2022. 25 new wines that, at their first appearance, have reached or exceeded the threshold of excellence with an evaluation equal to or greater than 94 cents.

In the year in which everything stopped, the debut of the first Riserva of Brunello Carpineto went not only in the sign of rebirth and restart but of excellence. Produced, like all Appodiati Carpineto , only in the best vintages, it has the same style of the 2015 Brunello which has attracted the attention of national and international wine critics at the highest levels while a 2016 hailed as the best ever. Grapes harvested only from the highest vineyard of all, where the gaze abandons itself to the widest breath. To sign the Riserva del Brunello di Montalcino 2015 is once again Caterina Sacchet , wine producer at the helm of Carpineto with Antonio Mario Zaccheo . "The 2015 vintage, not surprisingly with 5 stars, was a spectacular year at 360 degrees, characterized wines of great potential thanks to the high concentration of noble components. In the 2015 Brunello we perceive the excellent polyphenolic structure that generates a wine of great longevity and territorial typicality, which is why we decided to debut with the Riserva precisely with this vintage. Maybe having these vintages every year, enthuses Caterina Sacchet . The Appodiato di Montalcino di Carpineto , in a privileged position, 500 meters above sea level, in the locality of Rogarelli, is one of the highest settlements of the denomination and most panoramic with a view that sweeps from the historic center of Montalcino (from which it is 4 km) of which the entire perimeter of the walls is framed, in the Val d'Arbia, where the Via Francigena joins the ancient Cassia, and on clear days as far as Siena. Looking up then, beyond the first line of hills on the horizon to the east, you can even see the hills of the Chianti Classico above Siena. The smallest of the 5 Carpineto estates is among the most evocative: a sort of wine boutique with ancient stone farmhouses surrounded by centuries-old oaks and all around 53 hectares of land, 10 of which are vineyards planted with Sangiovese grosso trained with spurred cordon (3 , 5 h of Brunello, 5 h of Rosso di Montalcino, the rest Sant'Antimo Rosso), at a density of 5700 plants per hectare, an olive grove and a dense forest of oaks, holm oaks and Mediterranean scrub. From a geological point of view, the Appodiato di Montalcino is located on the undifferentiated complex of scaly clays, consisting mainly of schists, marly limestones and quartz sandstones. The slight northern exposure, in a panoramic and breezy position, gives the wines of this estate a unique microclimate, warm during the day and temperate and cool at night, which gives the Brunello intense and complex aromas, a beautiful freshness, elegance, refinement and great longevity. The elevated position of the vineyards, a great resource considering climate change, allows in fact a prolonged ripening, therefore a late harvest, as was done in the past, and the full ripening of the skins, ripe tannins but without losing acidity, the backbone of the wine. BRUNELLO DI MONTALCINO DOCG 2015 RISERVA - CARPINETO The grapes of the Riserva come exclusively from the vineyard located higher up in the estate (500 meters above sea level), the grapes, harvested at the end of September, were hand-picked, selected and placed in special boxes in order to preserve the integrity of the grape during the short ride to the cellar. The panoramic and breezy position gives the wines great elegance, minerality and longevity. The excellent seasonal trend has made it possible to obtain grapes of excellent quality that characterize a great 5-star vintage. The perfect levels of ripeness in terms of color extractability and the high sugar content have generated a wine of great structure, ideal for long evolutions. The vinification was carried out by indigenous yeasts in steel tanks at a controlled temperature (25-30 ° C); in order to preserve the typical bouquet of Sangiovese, frequent pumping over and a long maceration on the skins are performed. The aging lasts for at least 42 months in 30 and 20 HL Slavonian barrels. Bottling is carried out without treatments of any kind or filtration, vegan friendly. The refinement in the bottle takes place in the cellar at a constant and controlled natural temperature and humidity. The color is intense ruby red, with a strong anthocyanin concentration, with light reflections tending to garnet. The aroma is intense and persistent, clear hints of wild berries with light nuances of vanilla, the light spicy note on the finish will find space with the evolution of this important wine The taste is confirmed amplitude and intensity that go to describe a wine of great depth and a long evolutionary path. The bottles produced are 6,000 THE CRITICISM Great Debut of the Gold Guide I Vini di Veronelli 2022 96 Wine Spectator A rich and harmonious ruby red, which presents intense flavors and complex aromas such as cherry, raspberry, iron, leather, undergrowth with a hint of cumin. It is elegant, succulent with a well integrated structure and endowed with great persistence. It reaches its peak from 2024 to 2046. 96 WineCritic Energetic and vibrant, it offers mixed floral and fruity hints of hibiscus, broken myrtle leaves, red plums and currants. The secondary frame is filled with memories of crusty bread and sandalwood. Medium-full body, precise and essential, it shows slightly rigid tannins at the moment that create the main backbone and a light and sharp finish in the modern and vertical closure. Thrilling. Better from 2022. 95 Doctor Wine 93 Vinous-Antonio Galloni Carpineto's Brunello di Montalcino Riserva 2015 mixes a rich taste of plum sauce and brown spices with notes of wild herbs and white smoke. There is a component of flowery undergrowth that emerges over time and gives expressive completeness. It is deeply material with a savory character, a taste of cherry and sage sauce that give way to chocolate and hints of tobacco. The finish is structured and maintains balance, a young but also clean and fresh tannin is perceived. There is still a slight roughness that however gives an even more incisive taste experience. 93 Gilbert & Gaillard 93 Intravino Attack on notes of ash, then black currant and cherry with a touch of orange blossom. Fantastic wine, very well chiseled on tones that, on the one hand, seem to leave room for softness, on the other, delimit it with the rigor of a present, fine, punctual tannic texture. Very fresh finish, on beautiful fruity notes 92 Wine Enthusiast

FROM SAN POLO DI PIAVE TO THE ROOF OF THE WORLD: THE RABOSO GÉRON IS A PLATINUM MEDAL AT THE MERANO WINEFESTIVAL

FROM SAN POLO DI PIAVE TO THE ROOF OF THE WORLD: THE RABOSO GÉRON IS A PLATINUM MEDAL AT THE MERANO WINEFESTIVAL

The Treviso-based farm Antonio Facchin & Figli was exhibited in the world event held in Alto Adige and obtained the most coveted recognition with its Raboso: the Platinum Medal which, together with the other titles won by Facchin wines, confirms the quality of the productions of the reality that has its roots on the banks of the Piave.

ARCHITECTURE, WINE AND CONVIVIALITY: ART IS BACK ON DISPLAY AT THE ANCIENT CASA VINICOLA SCARPA

ARCHITECTURE, WINE AND CONVIVIALITY: ART IS BACK ON DISPLAY AT THE ANCIENT CASA VINICOLA SCARPA

SATURDAY NOVEMBER 13 AT THE NICE MONFERRATO (AT) COMPANY INAUGURATES THE "CONVIVIUM" EXHIBITION BY THE ARTIST FRANCESCO CAMPESE. WILL BE OPEN UNTIL JANUARY 15, 2022.

Innovations in Wine

SIPA BRINGS A NEW SPARKLE TO THE WINE MARKET

SIPA BRINGS A NEW SPARKLE TO THE WINE MARKET

Wine producers are at the mercy of many variables when it comes to trying to turn a profit. Consumer confidence and the weather are probably at the top of the list. Well, in Italy at least, first signs are that 2022 will be a good vintage, even as consumers’ tightening wallets are having a negative effect.

For reasons that are not completely clear, but which can mostly be filed under the heading “supply chain,” but which include rocketing costs for energy and raw materials, glass bottles are harder to find and much more expensive than they used to be. A wine maker buying glass bottles today could easily have to pay 30% more than they did last year. The wine sector accounts for something like 45% of the market for glass bottles, which until recently was on a rapid rise – currently over 5 million tonnes, compared with 4 million tonnes in 2016, valued at over 2.4 billion euros. Sparkling wine producers probably paid much more for their bottles last year than they did in 2020. Right on cue, SIPA now presents the first PET bottle in the world for sparkling wine. The company’s Packaging Development Team has developed a product that is perfect for replacing traditional glass bottles, capable of running on existing filling lines. A key part of the SIPA innovation is the bottle neck, which looks just like the glass version, meaning that it accepts the classical mushroom-shaped cork with its metal cage. The base also looks the same as the original. The design provides a top-load resistance of 3500N. The PET bottles have already been tested on glass lines, demonstrating perfect interchangeability with glass versions. Sparkling wine consumers will enjoy the same experience with the new containers as they always have, from uncorking to pouring. But they may notice that the PET versions are lighter at just 90g (glass bottle average weight for sparkling wine is 720/750g)  and less likely to break – which is also great for changing supply logistics as sales via e-commerce and home delivery continue to rise. It is always useful to mention that this dramatic decreasing on bottle weight may surely have a positive impact on Co2 emission due to a more efficient logistic. So...CIN CIN, as we say in Italy!

SIPA systems for wine bottling and packaging

SIPA systems for wine bottling and packaging

Some of the best wine makers in the world rely on SIPA to fill and pack their bottles. For people who know SIPA as a leader in PET bottle design and production technologies, that may come as something of a surprise.

Masi selected to represent Italy in the U-LABEL pilot project, the new European digital platform for the creation of electronic labels for wine

Masi selected to represent Italy in the U-LABEL pilot project, the new European digital platform for the creation of electronic labels for wine

The Venetian company participates in the innovative project presented in Brussels, collaborating in the development of the platform that will contribute to even more transparent information for consumers.

Sustainability

Le Morette awarded for sustainable policies in wine tourism

Le Morette awarded for sustainable policies in wine tourism

The recognition to the Venetian company from the Great Wine Capitals Global Network, the network of the world capitals of wine, in the annual Best of Wine Tourism competition for the international promotion of wine tourism.

To motivate the awarding of the award "the possibility for the eno-passionate visitor to live the experience of sustainability that the Veronese company has promoted in its work". In fact, the good practices introduced are explained to the tourist in depth, with the possibility of touching the tools used in the vineyard and in the cellar. The path of sustainability for Le Morette begins with the inauguration, in 2013, of the current totally underground cellar , where the winemaking areas located on the underground floors exploit the natural thermal insulation of the soil for maximum energy savings. The sustainable choices are expressed in the cellar in the expansion of the photovoltaic system, which in a short time will bring back energy independence, given the company's growth in recent years. In the vineyard Le Morette adopts the practice of integrated pest management , which avoids the use of insecticides; the company uses a multi-row sprayer that allows to reduce the number of treatments by two thirds, consequently reducing soil compaction, fuel consumption and emissions and the intervention time. The presence of several hives near some vineyards confirms the company's great sensitivity towards nature. In 2020 Le Morette also obtained the “Biodiversity Friend” certification for a sustainable agriculture model, with low environmental impact and integrated into the landscape. “I really love the Amerindian proverb that says 'the Earth is not an inheritance received from our fathers, but a loan to be repaid to our children'. With this in mind - says Fabio Zenato , co-owner of Le Morette together with his brother Paolo - we choose precise working methods aimed at sustainable agriculture, favoring those natural processes that allow the conservation of the 'environmental resource', with great attention to its use. of water. Our company philosophy - concludes Zenato - is based on the solid link with the territory and on the attention to sustainability that you breathe when entering our cellar: a completely new structure, built with the utmost respect for nature and surrounded by vineyards. It is a project that focuses above all on agricultural and functional aspects as well as on environmental awareness, using clean energy from renewable resources ". The Great Wine Capitals Global Network annually announces the competition for the international promotion of wine tourism, the network that since 1999 has brought together the great wine capitals of the world and which has as its objective the development and mutual promotion of wine tourism within and outside the territorial boundaries.

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THE VALDOBBIADENE PROSECCO SUPERIORE DI CARTIZZE DOCG OF THE COMPANY LE COLTURE WINS THE DAMA D'ORO AT THE

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The iconic wine of the Santo Stefano di Valdobbiadene winery has won the highest prize in its category at "Enoconegliano", the 23rd regional wine competition that selects the best Venetian wines

The company's iconic wine was in fact awarded the Dama d'Oro , the highest prize in the category " Sparkling wines with refermentation in autoclave (Martinotti method)" on the occasion of the 23rd regional wine competition which ended on Friday 16 July 2021. "we are proud to see an award-winning wine for us so important as a sign of qualitative continuity that we're working hard to carry on day after day - said Cesare Ruggeri, owner of the company with his sons Alberto, Veronica and Silvia." the recognition to our Valdobbiadene Prosecco Superiore di Cartizze represents for us an important confirmation and makes us particularly satisfied given the prestigious context that the Enoconegliano competition represents today for our area. We are thrilled that even the jury of the competition has appreciated our wine which is born in a wonderful place, a hill dense with vineyards considered as the heart of the appellation. It is here that the glera reaches the best possible ripeness leading to deep, multifaceted, fresh wines that our Valdobbiadene Prosecco Superiore di Cartizze perfectly embodies. " As winner of the Dama d'Oro, the Valdobbiadene Prosecco Superiore di Cartizze de Le Colture will be tasted on the occasion of the "Veneto Wine Stars - Enoconegliano 2021 event which will be held at the former San Francesco Convent in Conegliano on days 24, 25 and 26 September 2021 during which all the winning wines will be proclaimed. The Competition, reserved only for wines with designation of origin and typical geographical indication and sparkling wines with designation of origin and quality sparkling wines produced in the Veneto region, was born from the will of the 'Associazione Dama Castellana di Conegliano to introduce the consumer to the best regional wine production and stimulate wineries to improve the quality of the products. The selection was made by a jury divided into five commissions, each made up of 4 oenologists and a journalist in two days of work they evaluated 493 samples presented by 169 companies representing the the provinces of Belluno, Padua, Treviso, Venice, Verona and Vicenza.

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