Tullio and Marubbio: two significant and diverse red wines

Tenuta Scarpa Colombi - Italian red winesBarbera and Bonarda interpreted by Roberto Colombi

Tullio and Marubbio are two red wines produced in two important areas for viticulture in the north of Italy: the first in Piedmont, Monferrato, and the second in Lombardy, in Oltrepo Pavese.

Not only that, they are two important and representative wines because products from the vinification of grapes from vines very common and well known in Italy, which have contributed to the long history of Italian wine: Barbera and Croatina (also called Bonarda in some areas of Oltrepo pavese). Continue reading

Langhe and Barolo: one of the cradles of Italian food

Barolo - Visit ItalyThe Langhe is one of the areas where historically divided the Piedmont region, located northwest of northern Italy

Langhe (with Barolo), Monferrato and Roero, have been selected by Unesco for their cultural heritage. They are also scenically….amazing. The sweetness of the hills, with colored and regular cultivated fields, make it an ideal destination for those who want to enjoy the beauty that nature can give, joined by agriculture and human labor. Continue reading

Sicily: the thousand flavors of island

panorama sicilia - panoramio.com usDGAVRILEA zone where the uniqueness is the common constant

It is the largest island in the Mediterranean, a beautiful land that is a crossroads, since thousands of years, for people, culture, traditions and flavors.

Sicily is located in the southern part of the Italian peninsula and you can consider it a treasure chest with thousands of environmental resources: landscape and gastronomic. Continue reading

Valentina Blunda: oil and wine from Sicily

valentina blundaThe warmth and quality of southern Italy in your extra virgin olive oil

The company, led by Valentina Blunda, is located in the warm and sunny Sicily, the largest island in southern Italy and in particular in the province of Trapani. An area with fertile soil and a mild climate even in winter.

The production is oriented to the wines and extra virgin olive oil. All the olives are grown on the farm and pressed immediately after harvesting. The only variety of cultivated olive tree is the Nocellara of Belice, an original native cultivar of these areas.

The farm manages to successfully combine the authentic agricultural tradition of the Belice Valley with innovation and the use of techniques that aim to respect the raw material for the production of oils and of the highest quality wines. Continue reading

Dolcetto d’Alba: a “Pietrin” is not born every year

54Pietrin-BottThe “Pietrin” arises from the same vineyard as the best vintages

The Pietrin vineyard is a very special one. If it could speak, it could tell a lot. About dry and rainy wine years, strict or mild winters, storms, frost or scorching sun.
Day after day it stands there, silent. It can tell by the faces, the voices and the rough hands of the people who care for it; the people who watch it every year, touching, harvesting and pruning.

Forty years is a long time, especially for a vineyard. During all this time the plants have grown and become more robust, they have developed, and so has the quality of the grapes they produce. Continue reading

Abrigo: winemakers of Langa

54AbrigoPigiaturaWhere the heart of Italian wine beats

Langhe, an agricultural territory that has always been dedicated to growing grapes; a place where the horizon seems far away and where the gaze is lost in the fantastic wine geometries, stopped only by the highest peaks of the Alps. It’s amazing how all the pieces of this confusing puzzle are in the right place. Everything is in order. If you listen closely, your breath is suspended and you find yourself immersed in a sweet calm and just for a few moments, intoxicated by the fine light scent of must. Continue reading

Let’s go to Fuori Vinitaly 2016: #trado will be there!

Let’s go to Fuori Vinitaly 2016: #trado will be there!

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It is approaching the most anticipated wine event in Italy and one the most anticipated of the world, now reached its 50th edition: the Vinitaly!

The food and wine world is seething and there are many side events organized by wineries and institutions.

Trado will not miss: we will be present at the event, Fuori Vinitaly, organized by Azienda Agricola Meroni and Tenuta Scarpa Colombi that, after more than a decade of participation in the fair, decided to create an event a little different right in their lands, but which will allow to breathe the places where their wine is born. Three days of meetings between lovers, friends, journalists and operators enofood world. Continue reading

Brezza: Barolo that fascinates

gallery-07-1024x683Winemakers since 1885, a long family tradition

Brezza family owns vineyards among the most renowned in the town of Barolo since 1885. The company was named after Giacomo Brezza who first, with his father Antonio, began in 1910 to bottle wine: a rarity in those days, where wine was sold locally and mainly in bulk.

The farm is located a few steps from the center of the small town of Barolo, surrounded by its charming and characteristic vineyards. Agricultural choices to manage the cultivation, are based on certified organic farming dictates. Continue reading

Azienda Agricola Diana, great little vineyard in the Oltrepo

cantina 2“A story of a family with a passion for Buttafuoco”

Everything starts almost a century ago, in 1928, by Angelo and his work in the vineyard: in the town areas of Castana, producing excellent Oltrepo pavese wines that already a few years later, in 1951, they obtained important prizes and awards. Besides the passion for the vineyard and wine, that of Angelo was a real affinity with the concept of quality. Its terroirs were typically calcareous and sandy, with sunny slopes and exposed to a constant ventilation. All this, combined with the strong temperature range between day and night, have been and even today make up the climate conditions for the production of healthy grapes with a very low “human intervention”, encouraging their naturalness. Continue reading