Category: Viticulture

Agricultural environment - Viticulture

IS THE CLIMATE CHANGING… or has it always changed?

To produce wine is like having a shop without a roof

On August 7th at the Cudé vineyard in Traona (Valtellina, Sondrio), Davide and I observed the ripening progress to make necessary decisions. The hardy terracing showed all its variability in terms of vines vigour, quantity and quality of grapes, degree of maturation, pathologies, and even nibbles made by birds. When […]

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10 October 2017
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Viticulture

Vines and Territories

Since ancient times, the origin of our agriculture has been a necessary and important value. Wine with its vineyards has perhaps best succeeded in keeping most of its historical ties with the environment in which it’s grown, managing to consistently increase its agro-economic values. Several European regions are the living […]

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27 December 2015
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Viticulture

The pruning of the vine

The grapevine is a liana with important vegetation, and belongs to the Ampelidee family, genus Vitis. Left in the wild, it spreads rapidly and the buds, in some varieties, can reach 100m. It’s a climber by nature that continues climbing until it finds an anchor. If not pruned, it quickly […]

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20 January 2015
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Agricultural environment - Viticulture - Wine and Emotions

Italianess in grape growing and wine: important values that we must defend and communicate

Grape growing in “our boot” has profound roots (Enotria tellus: meaning cultivating plants tied to a pole). There are many archaeological testimonies: vessels in Syracuse, finds in the Po Valley and the Etruscans with their rituals and conception of drinking and cultivating the vineyard. The Etruscans even exported their wine […]

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31 December 2014
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