GRAPE VARIETY : Tannat

Tannat is a red grape variety from Béarn which belongs to the cotoïdes family. It occupies nearly 3,000 ha of vineyards in France.  Its leaves are reddish with bronze patches. Its bunches are either of normal size or larger. Its berries have a thin skin and round-shape. Its foliage has a swarthy appearance. This grape variety […]

GRAPE VARIETY: FOCUS ON TEROLDEGO

Teroldego is a dark skinned grape variety grown primarily in the Trentino wine region of northern Italy, where it has been cultivated for hundreds of years. It performs best in the Campo Rotaliano plain north of Trento in the heart of the Trentino, on the flat sandy land between the mountains. It is a relatively […]

GRAPE VARIETY: FOCUS ON ZINFANDEL

Zinfandel, also known as Primitivo, is a black-skinned grape variety widely cultivated in California. It arrived in the USA from Europe in the mid-19th century and found its true home there. The State is perfect for growing this grape with warm, dry summers, cool nights, well-drained volcanic soils and all the rain coming in the […]

GRAPE VARIETY:​ FOCUS ON AGLIANICO

Aglianico is the most prestigious black grape of southern Italy. Its vines prefer warm and dry conditions for their cultivation, which is why this grape is mainly found in the regions of Campania and Basilicata, both producing wonderful full-bodied red wines. We will highlight DOCG Taurasi, a red wine appellation in Irpinia, a sub-region of […]

GRAPE VARIETY: FOCUS ON NEBBIOLO

Nebbiolo is a black grape variety with high levels of acidity and tannins but little color. It mostly grows in two regions of Barolo and Barbaresco in Piedmont, the North-west corner of Italy, where vineyards are protected from northern winds and precipitation thanks to mountains providing a rain shadow.  Nebbiolo grape provides full-bodied red wines […]