“Stories of Independent Winegrowers” in Puglia with Slow Food and FIVI

The first event of the Independent Apulian winegrowers took place at the historic Capuchin Convent in Grottaglie in the province of Taranto, on Friday 19th October.      The first meeting organized by “Slow Food Grottaglie Vinyards and Ceramichs” and “Fivi Puglia Independent Winemakers”. I reached the event travelling with …

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Terre di sotto, the sangiovese by Castello di Ripa d’Orcia Winery

filippo rossi

Complying with our usual request “tell us of your wine as if it was a person” Filippo Rossi has no doubts, his Sangiovese is a determined, strong, charming male who loves standing out. We were probably expecting that. What did surprise us, was learning about this thirty something years old …

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Monleale isn’t just Walter Massa’s son…

walter massa

It’s a very powerful message the one Walter Massa (from Vigneti Massa of Monleale in the province of Alessandria, Piedmont) brings to #vinoumano: he talks about barbera’s identity and the pride in its territory. We met Walter in Piacenza, at the Independent Winemakers Market FIVI. While describing his Monleale wine, …

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Sweet Claire, romantic dried grape wine by Lieselehof

Lieselehof Claire

  Here is Sweet Claire! A romantic and natural Passito dried grape wine, made with bronner grapes by Lieselehof.   Lieselehof bronner grapes grow in the vineyard Lavardi and Kardatsch at 450 mt above sea level and the vines were planted in 2003. From each shoot in Lieselehof vineyards they grow 2 small to …

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“I’m tired!” Villa Job gives voice to an emancipated pinot gris

Lavinia e Alessandro di Villa Job

If the pinot gris was a person he’d be a man in his forties. If he could talk he’d ask to be free to express himself without preconceptions and prejudices. Lavinia and Alessandro from Villa Job (UD – Friuli) give voce to their pinot gris, the emancipated and biodynamic Pinot Grigio Villa Job IGT …

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