Italy beats France to become world largest wine producer

Italy has surpassed France to take to crown of world largest wine producer in 2015, according to European Union data. This year’s benign weather conditions have resulted in an abundant grape harvest across the Mediterranean peninsula, as opposed to that reaped on the other side of the Alps. Italy’s projected wine production is up 13%…

Red Wine Information & Basics

With hundreds of varieties of red wine grapes, there is as much red wine information to learn about as there are red grapes planted in all corners of the globe. That being said, you’ll likely encounter only a handful of these grapes most often. In this red wine basics section, we cover the flavor profiles and…

Franciacorta Brut Docg – Clarabella

Grape variety Chardonnay 95% – Pinot nero 5% Area of production Vineyards on the gentle slopes of Rovato, Rodengo Saiano and Cortefranca Growing implantation Guyot Plants per hectare 6500 plants/Ha Yield 57 Hl/Ha Grapesharvest (no millesimate) 2009 Winemaking technique The grapes are harvested by hand and spread in shallow boxes. This means that they can be…