The secret to getting a good wine not only lies in using a good grape, but also in the work in the vineyards and, above all, in passion.
As we know, from the grapes and through the fermentation of its juice, there comes wine, a drink known and appreciated for over 2000 years.
Depending on the grapes and on the methods used to transform the juice of grapes into wine, a wide choice of different qualities of wine can be obtained – from the fortified wines to the sparkling wines, from the novello (“young wine”) to precious aged wines.
Each bottle is often the result of different types of grapes, skilfully blended to create the flavours, the smells, and the particular taste that distinguish a specific kind of wine. However, there are wines produced from a single type of grape, which are called “wines in purity” or “single-vineyard wines”.
In this article we would like to tell you about this particular types of wines, because they are at the heart of our work.
The purity of wine
When a wine is not made from a blend, but from bunches of a single crop, the vinification is defined “in purity”. The concept of “purity” has a clear physical-chemical meaning: it means absence of foreign elements, thus of impurities.
We speak of autochthonous vineyards, of particular kinds of vines grown and spread in the same area as the historic original grapes, then vinified and bottled in purity.
The choice of this type of winemaking comes from the desire to give emphasis to the special characteristics of the terroir – that is the different and unique combinations of geography, climate, soil (called humus) and viticulture – which affect the grapes grown in each particular wine area.
Let’s step back, though. Up to now we have been talking only about the ultimate produce, the wine itself, but, as said above, behind a good wine there are a lot of work and a production process following a logical thread – from the approach to viticulture. To obtain this particular type of wine, one can only choose a type of agriculture which respects the principle of the absence of impurities. This means biodynamic agriculture.
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