Archive for the ‘Thoughts’ Category

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…)

Pied de cuve experimenting

Saturday, September 7th, 2013
Preparing the pied-de-cuves/1

Preparing the pied-de-cuves/1

Every harvest I feel we have some sort of lottery game going on with our pied-de-cuves. (more…)

Preparing the cellar for the harvest

Friday, September 14th, 2012

Giovanni and Ciccio repainting the vinifying section

As I like things to be ordered and clean, the month of September means preparing the cellar for the harvest. (more…)