Cantina di Venosa: “Wine Spectator meets Gesualdo”

The beginning of a long story We are very happy to announce that our Gesualdo (TECH SHEET), Aglianico del Vulture doc 2011 is a 90 points from the prestigious magazine, Wine Spectator Gesualdo takes its name from Price Carlo Gesualdo, polyphonic music Master and sublime Madrigalist, who lived in Venosa in the second half of XVI century. A man who lived an intense and passionate life and that has been the inspiration for this wine “young” and “mature“: “Young” because 50% of the wine is aged in stainless steel, “mature” because the remaining 50% is aged in barrique before it gets
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Cantine Le Grotte: “Special Guests”

A taste of harvest and more These past few days we have had the pleasure to welcome our business partners from Japan, Divine Corporation accompanied by a selected group of their customers. Together we spent a pleasant day between tastings and visiting vineyards. The tour ended with a visit to the impressive quarries owned of the Dell’Erba Family, who also owns Cantine Le Grotte (link to winery website). Every year the Divine Corporation is organizing a “Enotour“, every year brings with it a group of customers : they get to visit wineries, know the producers, they learn about different micro
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Venosa:”The successes of Gesualdo e Terre d’Orazio”

The medals won by the wines of Cantina di Venosa These days two of the wines from Cantina di Venosa (link to website) have received important awards: Dry Muscat Terre di Orazio IGT Basilicata 2015 from a won a Silver Medal at the prestigious IWSC Contest in the UK. Gesualdo Aglianico del Vulture DOC 2011 was awarded with the Gold Medal at the prestigious Consorse Mondial in Brussels. Cantina di Venosa (www.cantinadivenosa.it) Via Appia, Venosa, Potenza (google map)
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Le Siepi: “Vino del Tribuno awards 2016”

Wine, culture and traditions to discover best of Romagna We proudly announce that we received some prizes from the Tribunato di Romagna awards “Vino del Tribuno“. The Tribunato is a non profit association that promotes the culture and the enology of our territory, the Emilia Romagna region, with passion and competences. Sangiovese Superiore Riserva 2012 (tech sheet link) has obtained the highest score among the 80 wines in the competition Cabernet Sauvignon 2012 (tech sheet link) was awarded with certificate of “Gran Merito” Sangiovese Superiore Riserva 2012 (tech sheet link) was awarded with certificate of “Gran Merito” and “Miglior Vino” Le Siepi di San Giovanni (www.lesiepidisangiovanni.com) Via
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Cantine Le Grotte: “Take a walk into flavors at Da Nonna Peppina”

A MUST for those who visit this area! Restaurant “Da Nonna Peppina”, Apricena is masterfully managed by Mariagrazia Ferrandino and Michele Falcone. Mariagrazia, passionate explorer of the immense variety of flavors and ingredients that the Tavoliere delle Puglie area offers. Michele, in addition to ensuring an impeccable service, is a connoisseur of wines and spirits, and the immense possibilities that the Italian gastronomic landscape offers for those who, like him, want to experiment with unusual, always new combinations of flavors. In the picture above we see Mariagarazia Ferrandino, standing second from left (Franco Dell’Erba Owner at Cantine Le Grotte is to
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Vigna Roda: “A 5 Stars Vinitaly”

Fior d’Arancio docg in triumph Fior d’Arancio docg from Vigna Roda (link to the website) has received the prestigious “5 Star Wines” Award at the International Contest that took place during the 50th Edition of Verona Vinitaly. In the picture a proud Gianni Strazzacappa, winery owner and passionate winegrower, shows the prize. The “5 Stars Wine” Award goes only to those wines that meet or exceed the score of 90 points. The tasting panel is made up of great international profile professionals. Congratulations!
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La Dama: “We like it natural!”

Helping nature with nature Spring is here and we, at La Dama, love to share with you this picture taken a few days ago in our Ca’Besi vineyard, not too far from the winery, in Negrar Helping nature with nature: sheep feed themselves while helping vineyard to stay clean while providing manure for the vines. That’s nature! La Dama Vini(www.ladamavini.it) Via G. Quintarelli, 39 San Vito di Negrar 37024 Verona (google map)
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Le Grotte: “Cultivating stones Ep. 2”

Details from a terroir These pictures were taken on a bright December day from the hills behind Cantine Le Grotte (Click here for website). We have already covered this in a previous article. With these shots we wanted to emphasize the specificity of these lands and the effects of human intervention on them. This soil, although very fertile, represents in fact a thin layer, on the surface, that rests on a base of rock, as you can clearly see from this image. Despite the perfect exposure, soil drainage, good ventilation … here, it would not be possible to grow vines
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