Wine Reviews

I have recently conducted a series of wine tasting sessions of various wine samples supplied by Casavini  of Fgura, from their imported stock. I have already published a feature of wines from this importer, this time from the Terre di Vino range  in our sister website, Reno Spiteri's Wineopolis , which can be logged in through the "Wineopolis" link given at the top menu bar of this website. If you have not read those reviews as yet, just click on the link and you're logged in instantly. The following are my findings and conclusions of the recent tastings: Vinosia ue passule DOC 2009. An exceptional 100% Primitivo wine produced from over 70 years-old vines consequently producing low grape yields. This wine is produced by Luciano and Mario Ercolino, the former winemakers at “Feudi di San Gregorio” of Campania. The wine is matured in French barriques.  It has a very dark ruby-red color (almost black), aromas of blackberry, pl...

A year in the life of a vine

December 19, 2012

After the harvest in September, vines are left rest, leaves start to fall during Autumn, and all vines are then crfopped to the required production for the next season. When the new buds start coming out in April , the following illustrations show how a typical vine would evolve. In some regions of the world, the months might be different due to the geographical location of the country in question, in others events might be a month earlier or a month later from those indicated due to climatic conditions, daylight, sunshine, and climatic, macro and micro temperatures.