Tasting wine: vertical, horizontal or blind tasting?



Wine experts are absolutely used to run those kind of tastings but for those who are now approching to the wine sector it is not easy to understand all of the technical terms. Let’s try to understand together the meanings!

  • VERTICAL TASTING: tasting of the same wine, different vintages for analyze the evolution of the wine year by year.
  • HORIZONTAL TASTING: same vintage (generally same grape or at least same territory/area), to analyze the different styles.
  • BLIND TASTING: tasting of wines without knowing the producers. This is the method used at the wine competitions to guarantee an impartial evaluation.
  Santavinea   Ott 12, 2016   News   0 Comment Read More


Summer in Vineyards

During June and July we can see if the meticulus spring work in the vineyards has positively contributed to their vigorous growth. In this months the vineyard has developed its canopy of leaves and shows how much fruit will ripen this year.
Leaves protect ripening grapes from too much sun and help them preserve their aroma until harvest. Despite this, too many leaves prevent good air circulation in the canopy.

This is why vintners trim the vines in spring to get rid of the excess shoots and bind the others into place on the trellis system to prevent tender young shoots from breaking in strong winds.
Only with a lot of patience and passion let you produce grapes!

  Santavinea   Giu 30, 2016   News   0 Comment Read More

The origin of Pinot Grigio grape

pinot grigio

The grape variety Pinot Grigio is probably a genetic mutation of Pinot Noir. It is an international french grape cultivated all over the world. Pinot Grigio is one of the most popular wines of Italian production, not only for commercial success but also for quality development.

  Santavinea   Apr 19, 2016   News   0 Comment Read More