Ampelografia Universale Storica Illustrata: a treasure in the Castle
Discover the vineyards of the world with Ampelografia Universale Storica Illustrata at the Grinzane Cavour Castle.
The official presentation of Ampelografia Universale Storica Illustrata, published by L'Artistica Publishing,
will take place tomorrow, 22nd March at the Enoteca Regionale Piemontese Cavour (Sala delle Maschere - Grinzane Cavour Castle)
'Ampelography' is the science that studies the vineyards. In this Encyclopedia in three volumes you can enjoy the most beautiful illustrations dedicated to the vineyards ever published.
551 varieties from all over the world are collected in this edition with description sheets, sided by the English version, by the most influential scholars: Anna Schneider, Giusi Mainardi and Stefano Raimondi.
The illustrations convey the extraordinary sensitivity with which the nineteenth-century artists depicted the vineyards, catching nature and soul of the different species... They represented the imperfections, the light glares on the grapes, the variety of colors, the details of the leaves.
The description sheets contain all the names by which the varieties of wineyards were called along the centuries, information that belong to the secular history of the vineyards and tell the story of the men who contributed to make them famous. The careful and precise observations of the scholars of the nineteenth century can offer to producers and winemakers still valid ideas.
Today, wine production has left behind many varieties, a range of over 500 varieties, all to discover. For people who want to devote themselves to give value to of a rare wineyard will find plenty of useful information on the quality of wine that can be produced, on the most appropriate cultivation techniques, on the diseases to fight.
The work was received very well by people keen about wine, experts of the wine sector and institutions. Ampelografia Universale Storica Illustrata
received even the "Gurmand Awards" at the Paris Cookbook Fair 2012, a sign of international recognition.
The presentation of the Ampelografia Universale Storica Illustrata
in the Piemonte region will take place in a location characterized by a long and rich tradition of winemaking: the Grinzane Cavour Castle.
In the event will intervene, aside the Curators, Hon. Tomaso Zanoletti, President of the Enoteca Regionale Piemontese, and Enrico Lavagnino, President of the wines and spirits section of Confindustria Cuneo, Italy.