We are in love with Bellissima Italia, after visiting Lombardy, Emilia-Romagna, Liguria, Tuscany, Abruzzo, and Umbria over 4 weeks. We travelled by train at 300km/h, and crossed the Central Apennines by car – reaching its peak at 2,476m,. We traveled on the Italian autostrade by bus through endless series of high […]
Great start of our own Barossa grape harvest, at Mill About Vineyard. Nice weather, 23 degrees, cool shade under the vines, efficient grape pickers. Starting with the Semillon, to be picked in stages over several days – as per our winemaker’s instructions!
Ask any winemaker what they need to make good wine and they will tell you there are three answers; good grapes, good grapes, and good grapes. When you have a unique wine, from a unique place it would seem intuitive to show off the great grapes; with very little camouflage. […]
This 7min video is about natural winemaking in France where the movement started. Natural wines are made from grapes grown without the use of chemicals. No commercial yeasts, sulfates or other additives are added during the winemaking process. Watch the video http://www.alicefeiring.com/blog/2012/02/nice-little-video-on-the-natural-wine-conflic.html
Semillon harvest: done! It’s going to be transformed into a totally natural wine – “nothing added and nothing taken away” as the author of Naked wine, Alice Feiring, says. Next: the Grenache – still ripening on the vines, for a few more weeks.