Summer Wine

As the cold weather passes hot days are coming. The luckiest  are going to be by the pool or to the beach and drinking cold drinks such as cocktails or Wine. I personally like being in a nice bar where the serve some nice wines. So my question is Which is your favorite Wine on…

Italian Wine Terms

Abboccato Slightly sweet Amabile Medium-sweet Amarone Dry red wine made from dried grapes (a form of passito) Azienda/Tenuta/Podere Estate Bianco White Cantina Winery Cantina sociale Co-operative winery Chiaretto Pale red or dark rosé Classico Denotes the traditional, theoretically superior, vineyard area within a DOC/G zone Dolce Sweet Frizzante Slightly sparkling Imbottigliato all’origine Estate-bottled Metodo Classico…

Trento Doc Brut Riserva 2013 – Balter

CLASSIFICATION: Trento DOC V.S.Q.P.R.D. Metodo Classico GROUND: Hills of morainal origin, based on chalky rocks. Substantial amount of clay in a medium mixture weaving; a four-yearly organic fertilization is the sole natural operation made. VARIETY: Chardonnay 80 % Pinot noir 20 % – “Fields n. 1 / 12” – Training system: Guyot and modified “pergola trentina” – South-facing. VINIFICATION: Handmade…

Franciacorta Cuvée Prestige – Ca’ del Bosco

FRANCIACORTA – Cuvée Prestige Identity. A virtue found in the etymology of an ancient word: idem, or being the same. Cuvée Prestige, the essence of Franciacorta, Ca’ del Bosco style. A jewel created in 2007 from thirty year’s experience. Only the finest Chardonnay (75%), Pinot Nero (15%) and Pinot Bianco (10%) grapes from 134 vineyards, vinified…

ASTER BIANCO Vino spumante extra dry – Zaccagnini

Vino spumante extra dry Alcohol content: 11,5% Grape variety: Riesling Renano 40%; Chardonnay 40%; Trebbiano d’Abruzzo 20% Harvest: manual, following ripening curves Fermentation: gentle grape pressing, maceration and first racking at established parameters Ageing and evolution: fermentation in Stainless steel with temperature control. Second fermentation again in Stainless steel with charmat system. 6 weeks bottle refining. Sensorial features: straw yellow colour;…

Franciacorta Soul Saten 2005 – Contadi Castaldi

Grapes Chardonnay 100% Origin Fluvio-glacial, Deep Morainic, Thin Morainic Cultivation systems Guyot, Spurred Cordon A complex Franciacorta, with a strong taste, due to a unique interpretation of the Satèn. Original and intriguing in its overall sensuality, it has varied perfumes, with floral notes of genista, bread crust and hints of hazelnuts. With an intense straw…