Archive for the ‘Thoughts’ Category

Vessels, terroir and wine

Friday, January 1st, 2010
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Our initial anforae ready for moving to our new cellar

It is many times confused that the use of anforae is related to the so called “natural” wines. Honestly, it has nothing to do with natural or not as one can put a complete chemically and physically altered wine into an anfora. Will the anfora “clean” the wine? I don’t believe so.
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Vintage differences of Etna wines

Friday, January 1st, 2010

Preparing our 12th harvest here on Etna, I am surprised about the incredible vintage differences, not only in terms of climate or harvest complications but especially through the expression of the wines. (more…)

To certify or not to certify?

Friday, January 1st, 2010

There exists much confusion around “natural farming and winemaking”, as it contains a vast quantity of possible interpretations as to how to proceed. As Jamie Goode questioned in a chapter of his book “Wine Science”: “naturalness in wine; how much manipulation is acceptable?” (more…)

About the categories..

Saturday, November 28th, 2009

This blog contains 5 categories, “F.A.Q.”, “F.R.N.”, “Impressions & Experiences”, “Thoughts”, and “Work in Progress”.