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The colour scale for red wines ranges from purple to ruby, garnet or orange- red (with intermediate shades). In general, purple is the characteristic colour of a young wine; as the wine gradually ages, it loses some of its red to become more brick-coloured. All this is equally joined by the bouquets and flavours the wine develops through ageing in barrels. Wines are best enjoyed and appreciated by paying careful attention to the serving temperature: depending on the ageing period, the serving temperature ranges from 16 °C for a young red wine through to 20 °C for a well-aged wine.
The Azienda Agricola Castelvecchio stands just above Sagrado, where Gorizia's Karst offers an extraordinary natural and peaceful scenery. The view from this plateau (150 m. above sea level) is unique and embraces the whole region, from the Julian Alps to the nearby Gulf of Trieste.The rich landscapes blend marvellously with the noble, ancient origins of the area which is still embodied by the Renaissance Villa and by the park and old oak trees of the forest estate. This land has seen splendour and ruin alternating through the years and still challenges man with its diffcult dry and rocky soil, capable of producing wines of great character from the vineyards located in the heart of the estate.Castelvecchio has been owned by the Terraneo family since 1986, and the family has enhanced it whilst greatly respecting its history and demonstrating a deep love for the fruits of the earth it produces.
Bindi Sergardi Winery is a family estate settled in the heart of Tuscany, in the province of Siena. With a history that dates back to 1349, the family’s credo of authenticity, integrity and audacity is reflected in the high quality of their Chianti Classico, Chianti Colli Senesi and Chianti produced in three estates: Mocenni, I Colli and Marcianella. Today, after 23 generations, Nicolo’ and his daughter Alessandra Casini Bindi Sergardi carry on the family tradition of strong dedication and passionate daily care with full respect of the blessings of nature.
Sharing their wines and their values with the world is a satisfyingly great reward for their efforts.
The estate’s name comes from the historical farm that once stood there, owned by the Count of Bracci, whose coat of arms appears on the estate’s logo; an arm covered with armor brandishing a sword. Marchesi Antinori acquired the estate in 1990. The property extends over an area of 508 hectares (1255 acres) and the vineyards cover an area of 340 hectares (840 acres), divided into two blocks: the first is 366 hectares (904 acres) of which 237 (585 acres) are planted with vineyards and is located on the border between the cities of Montepulciano and Cortona. The other block is 142 hectares (350 acres) of which 103 (254 acres) are planted with vineyards. This block extends all the way to Montepulciano encompassing three of the most famous parcels of land known for the production of great red wines: Cervognano, Santa Pia and Gracciano.
Masi Agricola - WINERY OF THE YEAR
Masi has always been an ambassador for the values of the Venetian Regions. Its story began in 1772, when the Boscaini family, now in its seventh generation, bought prestigious vineyards in the “Vaio dei Masi”, in the heart of the Valpolicella Classica zone. World leaders in the production of Amarone Classico, MASI has developed recognised EXPERTISE in the APPASSIMENTO technique through its TECHNICAL GROUP. The technique dates back to the Ancient Romans and involves leaving grapes to dry on bamboo racks for the winter months to concentrate aromas and flavours in the resulting wine. And an aptitude for innovation has resulted in the production of the widest and most expertly made range of Amaroni, Recioti and Double Fermentation wines – which together form MASI’s calling card in the world.