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The terroir, or the influence of a unique environment on a wine’s traits

As a wine enthusiast, you must have heard the word ‘terroir’ many times, since it is one of the most widely used – though not always understood – wine-related words. What does the term ‘terroir’ mean exactly? The French word ‘terroir’ refers to the set of factors affecting the crops, such as the type of soil and terrain, the climate, the … [Read more...] about The terroir, or the influence of a unique environment on a wine’s traits

Veraison: when grapes change colour

The grapevines in a vineyard have a typical growth cycle, each stage showing its own, peculiar, characteristics. Today, we will describe what is known as ‘veraison’, a French word used to describe the colour change of wine grapes, as they transition each summer from green to purple or pale yellow. Actually, veraison marks the onset of ripening, … [Read more...] about Veraison: when grapes change colour

Our new white wine vintage

We have recently launched the new vintages of our most emblematic white wines. Here we will describe three of them, each made in a different winery. With the coming of spring and the mild weather, our thoughts turn to white wines. Even when whites are almost always served chilled, not all of them require the same temperature. Lighter, fruity … [Read more...] about Our new white wine vintage

With the coming of spring, the grapevines bleed

Every year, toward the end of winter and the beginning of spring, as temperatures rise the grapevines start ‘bleeding’. This curious process, overlooked by everyone except viticulturists, marks the beginning of a new life cycle that finishes when the leaves lose their color and fall to the ground in the late fall. In spring, when the soil … [Read more...] about With the coming of spring, the grapevines bleed

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