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Volcanic wines

vini vulcanici

Step #4

Stage #4 of the Sommelier Wine Box (June 2018) was led by Laura Bertozzi , the sommelier accountant!

Laura took us on a journey to discover volcanic wines!

The thing that fascinates me most about wine is that in the glass there is not just a fermented liquid, but a complex world: the grape variety, the winemaker's ability to grow and work it, the micro-climatic conditions. And then altitude, exposure, soil composition, because that is where the vine gets its nourishment... and what nourishment if you are lucky enough to cultivate volcanic soil! These are lands rich in mineral salts, which give off hints of flint, gunpowder, wet rock... Depending on the path that the lava travels, we find different terrains even at small distances: this is the charm of the volcano. The volcanic soils are generally at significant altitudes: an advantage for those who taste, due to the great acidity of the wine, while those who cultivate often have to climb up steep and narrow terraces, so much so that it is called heroic viticulture . This month we encounter various volcanic soils: the sandy and skeletal ones of Etna, which are found at high altitudes, the predominantly clayey stratified ones of Vulture. Laura
The 3 wineries proposed in the June wine boxes are: Benanti , D'Angelo and Cantine di Gradoli .

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