Archive for January, 2014

Video interviews by Ask a Winemaker

Saturday, January 25th, 2014

What is Nerello Mascalese?

What grapes grow on Mt.Etna?

The vineyards of Mt.Etna

Frank Cornelissen on natural wine part 1

Frank Cornelissen on natural wine part 2

Frank Cornelissen on clarifying natural for the consumer

Why make wine in an amphora?

Is sulfur needed in winemaking?

What is volatile acidity in wine?

An interesting questionaire from Winart magazine in Japan

Tuesday, January 21st, 2014

Last year, the magazine for fine wine in Japan, Winart, has asked me to reply to a questionnaire regarding natural wine and my views to this topic. I am very grateful to Winart for this questionnaire as it shows clearly my views, motives and philosophy on producing wine. (more…)

Cleaning the Picciolo vineyard at Rovitello

Tuesday, January 21st, 2014

Cleaning the borders of the Picciolo vineyard

Since last year we have a large vineyard in lease in Rovitello, around 3 hectares. This is an old vine alberello vineyard which has been modified into rows to be able to mechanize work. (more…)

Warm month of January

Saturday, January 18th, 2014
Pruning Rovitello/1

Re-pruning the new Rovitello vineyard

January is quite warm with little or no bad weather this winter. Not the best condition for the vines as they need the cold for a good winter sleep, but good for us as we are moving fast with the work this year! (more…)