Grape Variety: Frappato

Typical of Sicily, Frappato has all the right ingredients to make a very versatile convivial wine. Pleasant as an aperitif as it is to accompany cured meats, chicken or even grilled fish (yes, yes, red wine for fish), Frappato is a fruit bomb with refreshing acidity. The wines have a nice ruby color and the […]

Grape Variety: Malvazija Istarska (Malvasia Istriana)

Malvazija Istarska is one of the oldest and best known autochthonous grape varieties in Croatia Grown mostly in Istria and the northern section of Croatian coastline (so-called Primorje, not Dalmatia) since the times of the ancient Greeks, it is one of the earliest varieties that were recorded in a written document. Its genetic origin is […]

Grape Variety : Pinot Gris (Alsace)

Hungarian according to the legend – which earned it the name of Tokaji for a long time -, but undoubtedly Burgundian in origin, Pinot Gris has been planted in Alsace since the 17th century. It likes the soils of the Cleebourg region, but also the limestone and volcanic soils. It is present in the whole […]

Grape Variety : Chenin Blanc

Did you know that the International Drink Chenin Blanc Day is in June? So to celebrate, we tell you a little more about this variety Chenin Blanc, also called Pinot de la Loire (pineau), is the flagship grape variety of the Loire Valley 🇫🇷 It would have originated in Anjou where it would have been […]

Grape Variety : Grenache Blanc

Grenache Blanc is a medieval grape variety originating from Spain. At that time it was called “vino de garnacha” which means wine of Granada. In the 18th century it became the “Spanish plant”. Today it is also vastly planted in the south of France where it is grown alongside its cousin, Grenache noir. Its bunches […]

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 […]

HIDDEN GEMS : Etna Bianco Piano dei Daini Tenute Bosco 2019

Today’s destination for the hidden gems is Sicily! More specifically, the volcanic and sandy lands of the northern side of Mount Etna. Let’s discover an explosive white wine! Piano dei Daini Etna Bianco 2019,  by the Tenute Bosco estate, is a white wine full of character. Made of 90% Carricante, it is recognizable by those […]

GRAPE VARIETY : Melon de Bourgogne

With the arrival of spring and sunshine, we wanted to introduce you  a fresh, light and fruity grape variety: Melon de Bourgogne (otherwise known as Muscadet) Originally from Burgundy as its name indicates, this grape variety is widely spread over the valleys of the Loire (France). The cool oceanic climate and the clay and silica […]

Grape Variety : Petit Maseng

Petit Manseng is a white grape variety of Pyrenean origin. It has been established in the Béarn region of southwest France since the 16th century. Its small berries have a hard, well-ventilated skin which allows Petit Manseng to resist grey rot. On the other hand, this variety is very sensitive to noble rot. This noble […]