On November 16, Winetasting at "11Roads" company in Guangzhou. 20 participants, 12 wines, 11 from Umbria and 1 Lambrusco. China is still a red wine country, but there was interest for the whites from some participants
As in nearly any cultivation we observe a reduction in biodiversity in vineyards. In the second half of the 19th century, most European vineyards have been destroyed by phylloxera, a parasite, which came from North America. After this vineyards were replanted with the american "Vitis" resistant to the parasite. But many old grape types got lost. This loss of diversity was increased by the change of wine production (to specialized grapes) in the last 30 years.
Defending biodiversity is important! for having fun and many different wines. But also to increase resilience against pests or climatic change. The project "viti vicciute"collected grape samples from wild or abandoned grape stocks in 8 municipalities in the North of Orvieto with the participation 10 wineries.
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Sangiovese on the vine
Sangiovese-Sangiovese is named "Sanguis Jovis" and in Latin means "Jupiter's Blood". Sangiovese is widely distributed in Italy, especially in the central “red belt” area. "Red belt" refers to several regions in central Italy: Umbria, Lazio, Tuscany, Marche and other regions. These large regions have long been controlled by the Communist Party of Italy, and are still the areas that favor the left-liberal position, and the wines produced are also particularly famous. The most famous of them, Chianti, Brunello and Vino Nobile di Montepulciano, are made from Sangiovese grapes.
Italy produces Sangiovese wine producing regions
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In the Middle Ages, the various lords were calling and playing all the year round. Therefore, the people of the Middle Ages must first find a mountain, build a well, build at least a castle, and then slowly build a city, so each lord in the Middle Ages has many castles.
I was so happy about the "bosco del pesce" only 1.5 km from my home. And there were good vibes, when Melinda was in the kitchen and her mother was serving the clients. The idea was cute to develop a fish restaurant among Umbrian boars and sausages.
This place is situated at one of the most famous and beautiful squares of Orvieto. We ended up there, because it was the 2nd of May, all on the Corso Restaurants were closed and Cecilia absolutely wanted to see the Rome Liverpool match.
So I entered a place that looks like a Fast Food Place and into which I normally would not put my foot into, Luckily I did.
Ok, you cannot stay on the second floor, they built on top of the kitchen (if you do not want to combine eating and sauna). The eating space downstairs in front of the Pizza Oven is pretty ugly, but if you get a place on the terrace, it cannot be more luxury with a fabulous view on Palazzo del Capitano del Popolo.
..everything too much, except structure...I bought yesterday these low level (120 RMB/bottle) Australian wines in a supermarket in Guangzhou, tasted various others from Chile and Australia in the last days.I don't want to be misunderstood: there are excellent wines from Chile and Australia (and I encountered one from Chile last week in Singapore), But most of the entry/low level wines from there exceed in flavour and lack in structure.But people like it, so what to do? Simply enjoying that they start drinking wine and wait that they get bored by the stuff with less structure. :-)
I went today to a winetasting in Orvieto, nella bottega......... They presented the winery "Paolo e Noemia d'Amico" of Vaiano. The winery is worthwhile to look at for more than one reason. Very interesting place, vulcanic grounds in about 400 to 500 m altitude, that already is very promising, then they don't stick to autoctonous grapes, mostly they go for international/French grape varietiesThat night we tasted an Orvieto DOC (with added Pinot Grigio), one Sauvignon Blanc/Semillon, 2 Chardonnay, 1 Merlot, Syrah Blend and a Pinot Noir..You can get the details about the wines at the D'Amico website. The wines were presented by the super competent and nice Enologo of the Winery, a French guy.