Itinerary No. 1

Wine is nature

Nature is at the base of wine: from the roots to the grape, its precious fruit, in centuries the grapevine spread out all over the world, adapting itself to the territories and to the human hand.

In Italy there are more than 350 vine varieties, vitigni in Italianthat represent a huge patrimony within the national wine sector.

 

Grappolo d'uva EN grapes bunch
Profumo Sauvignon EN scent
Terreno argilloso EN clayey soil
Lambrusco EN
Grappolo EN bunch
Pinot nero profumo EN Pinot noir scent
Terreno limoso EN silty soil
Tessitura EN soil texture

Grapes records

The native and local varieties are those widespread and cultivated in the same area where they were born (or were planted). Given that they are unique in their biological and organoleptic characteristics, they constitute a great heritage that has no equal in the world.

The international varieties are those that, despite having precise origins, have spread and are cultivated all over the world thanks to the ability to adapt to various types of climate and soil.

Itinerary No. 2

Wine is territory

Italian territories are places full of possibilities: from the Po Valley to the sunny coasts of the Mediterranean Sea, from the Tuscan hills to the steep valleys of Valle d'Aosta and Trentino-South Tyrol, every region has distinctive features therefore each wine is an unique product.

Barolo EN
Toscana 2017 Rosso vs bianco EN red vs white
Vitigni Friuli-Venezia Giulia EN grapes varieties
Superficie vitata Lombardia EN vineyard area Lombardy
Montebello della battaglia EN
Sarche EN
Regioni B 2017 Rosso vs Bianco EN red vs white
Piemonte Rosso vs Bianco 2017 EN red vs white Piedmont

Regions records

623.816 hectares

equal to 5% of the entire Italian agricultural area. The region with the most vineyards area is Sicily (107.129 hectares in 2017), while the one with the lowest vineyard area is Aosta Valley (447 hectares in 2017)

61.918.875 grapes quintals

equal to an average yield of 99 quintals/hectare. The region with the highest yield is Apulia (13.268.320 quintals in 2017), while the one with the lowest yield is Valle D'Aosta (14.000 quintals in 2017)

43.829.356 hectoliters of wine

equal to an average yield of 70 hectoliters/hectare. The region with the highest yield is Emilia-Romagna (109 hectoliters / hectare in 2017), while the one with the lowest yield is Sardinia (18 hectoliters/hectare in 2017)

Itinerary No. 3

Wine is technology

Wine is an old as much simple beverage: some grapes, a bit of yeast and the patience of waiting for several weeks. The process of wine-making, traditional or technology advandced, masks the intelligence of the human being who knows how to transform grape in wine, in the many typologies we know.

Decantazione EN sedimentation
Vino fermo EN still wine
Vino bianco EN white wine
Composizione vino EN wine composition
Solfitazione EN Sulfiting
Vino spumante EN sparkling wine
Bottiglia Champagnotta EN Champagne bottle
Categorie vino EN wine categories

Itinerary No. 4

Wine is classification

In Italy, 70% of the wine is identified under the appellation DOCG, DOC or IGT. These are three levels of classification useful for every consumer in order to link a product to a specific geographical territory, with unique natural and traditional peculiarities.

6 modi per bere Nebbiolo EN ways to drink Nebbiolo
Aglianico EN
Sottozona EN subzone
Storico EN
Moscato giallo EN
Vernaccia EN
Espressioni Marzemino EN expressions
Espressioni tannino EN tannin expressions

Wines records

How to extricate yourself in the crowded panorama of the Designations of Origin? In 2018 there are as many as 408, respectively 74 with DOCG appellation and 334 with DOC appellation. The wine records can accompany you on this journey: in them, you will not only find the main specifications of the production protocols, but also many curiosities and information.

The DOCG appellation means Controlled and Guaranteed Designation of Origin. It identifies quality wines, with typical characteristics derived from natural, human and historical factors, that in the years acquired reputation and commercial value, both in the country and abroad.

The DOC appellation, which means Controlled Designation of Origin, is reserved for quality wines with qualitative characteristics similar to the DOCG but responding to less stringent production rules and, therefore, less characterized under the natural, human and historical aspect.

Itinerary No. 5

Wine is tasting

Tasting is like exploring a new reality every time; on one side of the glass we are there, with personal feelings and memories, on the other side there is an extended and varied world, made of nature, tradition, production techniques and much more. It is a fascinating and endless experience.

Fermo EN still wine
Dolce EN
Extra brut EN
Tannico EN tannic
Temperatura servizio passiti liquorosi EN passito fortified wine service temperature
Aromi frutta tropicale EN tropical fruits aromas
Aromi frutta a polpa bianca e gialla EN aromas white and yellow pulp fruits
Etichetta vino IGT EN wine label
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