101 Best Wineries in America 2016

The Daily Meal has recently published on their website the list of 101 Best Wineries in America for the 2016.  Looking into the list and if you stop at number #72 you will notice an Andis Wines. A little family owned winery, where I have been spending my days in the last 15 months and…

Bricco Dell’Uccellone 2009 Docg – Braida

The vineyard takes its name from the old woman who lived in the house adjacent to the vineyard. The lady was always dressed in black and there fore given the nickname “l’uselun” (big bird). APPELLATION: Barbera d’Asti d.o.c.g. VARIETY: Barbera. VINEYARD: Rocchetta Tanaro. VINIFICATION: temperature controlled maceration with careful cap management for 20 days. MATURATION: 15 months of ageing in 225…

Radici Taurasi Riserva Docg 2006 – Mastroberardino

#91 Wine Spectator Top 100 of 2013 APPELLATION : Taurasi Riserva DOCG ALCOHOL 13.5% GRAPE VARIETY : Aglianico 100% VINEYARD : Montemarano VINES PER HECTARE : 4.000 vines per hectare TRAINING SYSTEM : Shoulder with cordon spur pruning system AGE OF VINEYARD : About 12 years VINIFICATION : Vinification with long skins maceration at controlled                …

Brunello di Montalcino Docg 2007 – Uccelliera

VARIETY 100% Sangiovese selected from Montalcino. PRODUCTION AREA Vineyards in Castelnuovo dell’Abate, at elevations of 150-350 metres on well-exposed hillslopes south-east of Montalcino. ORGANOLEPTIC CHARACTERISTICS Elegant and well balanced, powerful, but clean and smooth and a dynamic rising finale. AGEING Maturation in Slavonian and French oak barrels for a minimum of 24 months, in special…

Barolo Docg 2005 – Percristina

Kind of wine: red Grape variety: 100% nebbiolo Production: 5.500 bottles Vineyard surface and its productivity: 1,7 ha in Mosconi Cru area; 35-40 hundred kilograms per hectare Average age of the vines: most of the vines planted in 1955 Harvest time: from October onwards, manual harvest Vinification: maceration on the skins in rotor fermentor for…

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…