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Grape Harvest and Starting to Make Wine

Grape Harvest and Starting to Make Wine | Vinitours | Scoop.it

We have a small vineyard with mostly Trebbiano grapes, a small sweet white grape that is used for making table wine and is one of the principal grapes in Le Marche’s DOC Falerio wine.

A few weeks ago along with our guests we harvested our grapes and are now making wine.

What a beautiful day it was…one of those lovely September days with hardly any humidity in the air with blue skies.

Next the grapes go into the crusher; ours is a small hand crank affair.

The crusher separates out the stems which would make the wine bitter. the green crates contain the stems which then can be distilled into Grappa, or in our case, composted.

It’s a sticky job!

Next the juice is put into a big bin, covered with a cloth to keep the wasps and other bugs out, and kept cool with ice. We used 5 liter jugs of frozen water. Our good friend, neighbor and superb wine maker Emanuele suggested we do this and keep it cool until the fermentation is done. Fermentation took over a week.

It’s wonderful to have guests who like to participate in farm activities…we all have fun. Now hopefully we’ll also have a nice white table wine to share with guests. I’ll keep you posted!


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Le Marche Wines on the UK Market

Le Marche Wines on the UK Market | Vinitours | Scoop.it

Here a selection of Le Marche wines available on the UK Market through the internet site of Vini Italiani - 72 Old Brompton Road, South Kensington, London, SW7 3LQ.

FALERIO PECORINO 'RUGARO', CANTINA COLLI RIPANI - 75CL, 2012 - £13.50VERDICCHIO DI MATELICA, BISCI - 75CL, 2012  £15.00OFFIDA PECORINO 'RUGARO GOLD', CANTINA COLLI RIPANI - 75CL, 2012 £15.50LE MERLETTAIE PECORINO, CIÙ CIÙ - 75CL, 2013 £14.00ARTÙ ROSSO CONERO, FATTORIA SAN LORENZO - 75CL, 2009 £17.00LE MERLETTAIE PECORINO, CIÙ CIÙ - 75CL, 2012 £14.00

Just uncork one of these wines from Le Marche and taste the difference


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Marche: Italy | Best wine routes

Marche: Italy | Best wine routes | Vinitours | Scoop.it

The Marches (Marche) has a beautiful and diverse landscape of mountains, hills and rivers. The capital is Ancona and has a port through which the city also has much importance. You will find no great historical treasures or exclusive restaurants

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Is Climate Change Ruining Wine Corks?

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Wine lovers might treasure the oaky, full-bodied taste of a cabernet sauvignon or the light and fruity aroma of a pinot grigio. But if the bottle is stopped with a low-quality cork, they can kiss that meticulously cultivated flavor goodbye. 

Many people may only worry about corks when it's time to pop the Champagne, but some experts are worried about wine cork quality, which has been mysteriously in decline for almost 20 years.

Corks are made from the bark of Quercus suber trees, commonly called cork oaks, which grow only in southwest Europe and northwest Africa. More and more low-quality cork trees with thin bark are sprouting up.

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The Importance of a Wine Glass | Wine Folly

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You’re probably wondering why some people are such sticklers about wine glasses. What’s the big deal if you prefer your wine out of a Solo cup? If the wine is cheap and you only want it for its ‘therapeutic’ benefits, then a Solo cup is fine! However, if you’re trying to understand wine and want to be able to taste all of the nuanced flavors, then you may want a proper glass.

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VerdicchioTV_ep.01: Cantina Cavalieri, Matelica - Tradizione familiare - YouTube

Matelica è un piccolo paese delle Marche. Questo format è dedicato alla cultura enogastronomica di questo splendido territorio. In questa prima puntata dedic...
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Aspettare il vino o avere un'aspettativa? 6 vini per scoprire la differenza

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I vini rosati, questi sconosciuti - Slowine

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How To Taste Wine - Wine Tasting Tips from Wine Enthusiast Magazine

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Identifying Flavors in Wine | Wine Folly

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Let’s break down flavors in wine and classify some familiar grape varieties so you can explore wine through flavor.

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Lacrima di Morro d'Alba: the violet scented wine - I love Italy

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The Independent Wine Review: Massolino

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Azienda Agricola Vigna Rionda was established in 1896 by Giovanni Massolino and over the 120 years that have passed since then the winery has become known by the Massolino family’s surname rather than its former moniker. Today Franco Massolino is the man at the helm and he became the fourth generation of the Massolino family to run this winery when he took control in 1994. The family’s vineyard holdings currently extend to cover 23 hectares and around 120,000 bottles of wine are produced annually. 

 
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Cantine Aperte 24 & 25 of May - Italy's Wine-Tasting Tradition

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On the last weekend of every May, wineries in Abruzzo, (and to a greater/lesser extent in all of Italy’s other major wine producing areas too), throw open their doors for open house tasting sessions.

Cantine Aperte. Open wineries. Yes, that’s right. Free wine tasting!

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A Beginner's Guide to Italian Wine | Serious Eats: Drinks

A Beginner's Guide to Italian Wine | Serious Eats: Drinks | Vinitours | Scoop.it

During my semester studying abroad in Florence, my favorite restaurant was a tiny place tucked away just around the corner from the sprawling Mercato Centrale. I always ordered the same thing: ribollita, a traditional Tuscan soup made with day-old bread, cannellini beans, and cavolo nero. Now, every Christmas, my husband and I make ribollita and there is always a bottle of Italian wine to accompany it. It's an old saying, but in Italy, what grows together truly goes together. If you love Italian food like I do—the pasta, the prosciutto, the olive oil—exploring Italian wine is a fun next step.


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Dalla vigna alla cantina: a Firenze il "Museo del Vino" - Bereilvino

Dalla vigna alla cantina: a Firenze il "Museo del Vino" - Bereilvino | Vinitours | Scoop.it

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Le Marche Wines

Le Marche Wines | Vinitours | Scoop.it

Le Marche (The Marches) is located on the Adriatic coast toward the top of the Italian peninsula. Its capital and largest city is Ancona. In the wine world, Marche is best known for white wines made from Verdicchio and perhaps for Montepulciano-based red wines like Rosso Cònero and Rosso Piceno. It has 5 DOCGs, 15 DOCs (see map), and 1 IGP. In 2012, Marche produced 920,000 hl (10.2 million cases) of wine.

The region’s primary grape varieties are  Sangiovese  (22%),  Montepulciano  (20%),  and Verdicchio (14%).

 

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Appassionata's curator insight, March 18, 1:20 PM

Great insight to wines from Le Marche.

Appassionata's comment, March 18, 1:21 PM
Great Article :-)
binNotes's curator insight, March 22, 12:02 PM

Salute!

 

 

 

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CIMAIO Casalfarneto, Le Marche: "Emotional wine"

Vintage and vinification: 
- The grapes, which are completely covered by the 'noble mould', are harvested in an exceptionally advanced stage of ripeness (at the end of November – the beginning of December) and taken to the winery in small baskets to avoid damage to the individual grapes.

- the wine is obtained using white wine vinification methods: 
• Crushing of whole grape clusters
• Extraction of the flower must only
• Must clarification by cold settling
• Temperature controlled fermentation
• Aging in part in burnt wood barrels and in part in stainless steel tanks where full maturity is reached after 18-24 months
• Tartaric stabilisation refrigeration at -4° C for 6 days
• Cold sterile bottling with microfiltration 
• Aging in bottles for at least 6-12 months


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Simple Science of Food and Wine Pairing | Wine Folly

Simple Science of Food and Wine Pairing | Wine Folly | Vinitours | Scoop.it
See the theory of food and wine pairing in action with this easy to use chart. Then, understand the simple science behind food and wine pairing based on our basic sense of taste.
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Oxygen and Wine Aging | Wine Folly

Oxygen and Wine Aging | Wine Folly | Vinitours | Scoop.it

.We all know what happens when you leave a glass of wine out overnight. Travesty. However, until recently there have been no tools to measure the effect of oxygen on wine over time. Oxygen is both a necessity and a detriment to wine. It enters a wine bottle through the cork. What you might not know is that oxygen is dissolved in the wine itself.

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5 Types of Dessert Wine | Wine Folly

5 Types of Dessert Wine | Wine Folly | Vinitours | Scoop.it
Learn about the 5 major styles of dessert wine, from light and fizzy wines like Moscato d’Asti to rich and age-worthy vintage Port. This guide offers examples and flavor profiles to describe the 5 categories of dessert wine.
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Skip the heavy dessert option for something that will make your mouth twinkle. Dessert wines are meant to be enjoyed in small glasses and treasured like a glass of Scotch. Learn about the 5 major styles of dessert wine, from delicately fizzy Moscato d’Asti to rich brooding vintage Port.

Dessert Wine Basics Sweet wine is produced with extra sweet wine grapes. In order to make them sweet, the fermentation is stopped before the yeast turns all the natural grape sugar into alcohol. There are several ways to stop the fermentation, including super-cooling or adding brandy to wine. Both methods create an environment where yeast won’t survive. While there are hundreds of different types of dessert wines available in the market, most fall into 5 main styles. This guide outlines the 5 styles and includes examples of each.

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VinoPigro - VinoPigro Blog - 3 Valpolicella di Natale

VinoPigro - VinoPigro Blog - 3 Valpolicella di Natale | Vinitours | Scoop.it

Lo scorso novembre, nella sempre accogliente e cordiale Villa de Winckels, si è tenuto l'ormai tradizionale appuntamento con iValpolicella Superiore, una libera degustazione alla quale hanno partecipato una folta rappresentanza di produttori della denominazione.

Presenti soprattutto quelli della Valpolicella Est, dove è possibile incontrare realtà anche giovani che si stanno imponendo velocemente per stile e qualità.

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