Vigna Roda: “Sùgoli”

A delicious September surprise Today, at Vigna Roda, we made “Sugoli” and here is how to prepare them. This is a typical September dessert from my area. Ingredients are simple: grape must and a little flour. Preparation is a bit complicated but …worth it. You’ll have to get 3 or 4 Kg of wine grapes, ripe and sweet. For my Sugoli I have chosen Cabernet Sauvignon from the vineyard that I dedicate to Scarlatto. Summer was very hot and grapes were extremely sweet this year! Even better for Sugoli. So get the grapes, separate the stems and eliminate any rotten
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Vigna Roda: “Harvest Memories”

An old photo tells the story September arrived and it was time for “Vendemàre” (Grape Harvest). We would all get a pair of scissors to “vegne” (harvest) and off we go in the vineyards. Most people had a job in the local factories or worked as mason. They would take a leave from work to go harvest. It was a way to bring home some additional money. Even school teachers would give less homework to the kids, they knew they would go get hired by some peasants in the vineyards. They would be used mostly to empty the baskets in
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Tenuta Frassineto: “Podere del Vento NO SULFITES”

Science and knowledge produce quality even without sulfites Here is what Massimo Bartolini, Wine Maker at Tenuta Frassineto, tells us about the story of why and how Podere del Vento was created. Let’s start from the assumption that natural fermentation of a must, without man’s control, leads to the production of vinegar and not wine! Wine, which is obtained halfway between must and vinegar, is an unstable product that results from oenological processes, including use of sulfur dioxide, implemented to ensure stability. Sulfur dioxide is used in enology for its important antioxidant, preservative and antiseptic actions. Many, especially in recent
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Le Grotte: “Selva della Rocca, a wave of Rosé wine”

Important achievement with enthusiast The prestigious US Wine Guide, Wine Enthusiast, in cooperation with the Association “Puglia in Rosè” has now tasted the new 2016 Rosè from the Region. Cantine Le Grotte Selva della Rocca Rosè 2016 has been rated 87/100. First time submitted, great result! Cantine Le Grotte (www.cantinelegrotte.it) San Nazario km 4.00 Contrada “Le Grotte” 71011, Apricena (FG) (google map)
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Cantina Imperatori: “Let’s start from the soil”

What’s important to produce quality When the Imperatori Family purchased this property, between Frascati and Monteporzio, on the slopes of the “Castelli Romani”, volcanic area, there were two old vineyards of Trebbiano and Malvasia, in a state of total abandonment. The first thing to do, to produce quality grapes, was to understand better what type of soil this was and how deep it was. This because the vine roots are the foundations of the vineyard. Their balanced and constant growth is essential to produce quality grapes And it is right from soil that the technical team started working. They did
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Cantine Le Grotte Rosè

Cantine Le Grotte: “Puglia in rosè at Verona Vinitaly”

Buyers increasing interest for rosè wine Selva della Rocca Rosè from Nero di Troia from Cantine Le Grotte was tasted, along with other Rosè Wines from Puglia Region at Verona Vinitaly 2017. There is an increasing interest from, international markets for Rosè in general and for Puglia Rosè in particular. Among them all for Rosè from Nero di Troia grape. The Association Puglia in Rosè will soon be back in the US for new events promoting this wonderful wines from Italy Cantine Le Grotte (www.cantinelegrotte.it) San Nazario km 4.00 Contrada “Le Grotte” 71011, Apricena (FG) (google map)
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Bianco Smeraldo

Unmaredivino: “A praise to Vermentino di Gallura docg”

A good result for Gioacchino Sini’s whites These lines are extracted from the blog “Jefford on Monday”, Decanter. A well-written page on the characteristics Vermentino di Gallura, a good result for Unmaredivino, Gioacchino Sini’s Wines: Unmaredivino di Goacchino Sini, Bianco Smeraldo, Vermentino di Gallura 2014 This prettily labeled wine, grown from fruit from the Su Crabileddu sub-zone of the village of Berchidda and vinified after a long period of cool storage on its skins, has remarkable aromatic finesse, purity and restraint: orange, jasmine, peach, nectarine and apple in bright, pristine, clear yet creamy style. 92 Unmaredivino di Goacchino Sini, Terra
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Le Grotte: “Franco Dell’Erba and his Wines”

A Journey in the Vineyards, the Quarry and the Winery Franco Dell’Erba, Owner at Cantine Le Grotte (link) and owner of the quarries for extraction of the famous Apricena Marble (Serpeggiante), is taking us on a “virtual tour in his world”. Cantine Le Grotte (www.cantinelegrotte.it) San Nazario km 4.00 Contrada “Le Grotte” 71011, Apricena (FG) (google map)
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