The Farm Pieve Vecchia is a young wine of the Tuscan landscape dedicated to wine and oil, was born in the late nineties by an intuition of Vincenzo Monaci and his son Marco. Located Campagnatico, a small medieval village in the heart of Maremma, the farm takes its name from the farm of Old Parish Church, an ancient archaeological site of Etruscan origin. With approximately 50 hectares of land including a beautiful store with state of the art technology designed by Enrico Sartori under the supervision of Cini Boeri, a country house and a Roman cistern dating back to the second century AD, the farm is in the Old Parish Church Consorzio DOC Montecucco, born in 1999 to protect the designation of origin and value the work done on the wine country.
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My first encounter with Zinfandel was back in the early 1980s, on holiday in Hawaii. I chose the wine from the restaurant wine list because the name was so unusual, I didn’t know whether Zinfandel referred to the grape, the name of the wine or the grower. Since this was early in the 1980s what came to the table was a salmon pink off-dry wine which was an ideal accompaniment to the seafood on offer. And at the risk of putting off readers so soon in the story, I enjoyed this wine and thought no more about it.
The history of wine dates back to the Old Testament (Genesis 9:20) when said by Noah. In ancient Greece, wine was taken with water (take it without mixing was frowned upon); Teocrito described as venerable wines when they turned 4 years old. At that time it was stored in drums, containers made of goat fur amphorae waterproofed with oils and oily rags, so the air was in contact with the wine at all times. The Romans deomstraron better care, better wine through Falernianos wines a year of introducing aging containers. Although anyway not arrive until maturation when introduced wine bottle with cork.
It is known for its white wines since Roman times. To the extent that the vineyards of Johannisberg, Steinberg is back to 1106 and 1131.
The German wines of the Rhine region, are renowned for their finesse, their bouquet.
It is known for being the second largest wine producer in Europe. Several Italian wineries are renowned for the quality of their wines, however, are not rivals of the French and German wines.
Within the recognized strong wines, is the production of Marsala in Sicily.
Origins of varieties
The origins of wine are connected to an Appellation d’Origine conducted by the French, who are producing some of the most recognized wines worldwide.
The countries recognized for having the best qualities of wine are France , Italy , Spain , Argentina , Portugal , Chile and Algeria , add last certain wines California United States and other Germans .
French regions that produce the finest wines are Bordeaux , Burgundy , Champagne , Cotes du Rhone , the Loire Valley and Alsace . The codification of these wines was established by the committees of the French wine industry, and guaranteed by the constitution French and Appellations d’Origine laws. This way the wines were named after their region, district, vineyard and received the seal of Appellation controlee.
2000 Cline “Oakley”
California Vin Gris
If your gonna drink pink, then you may want to think “Vin Gris”. A rose made in the fresh and dry style of the Rhone Valley’s famous pink wines. A nice strawberry brightness that is balanced with some dusty earth and a dryness that will work rather well with summer time appetizers. This is for the folks who want to finally drop the white Zin and step up to a more sophisticated style. Count me in for a couple bottles next to the pool this summer.
You might not have had the chance, or even thought about looking to the beautiful Pacific Northwest for your last purchase of wine. Well it is understandable. If you are not from the area you might not know that there are 153 wineries in Oregon producing quality wine, and trying to get the word out to you and the rest of the world. Many wine writers have talked about “Discovering the wines of Oregon”. Well maybe we are still busy discovering the wines of Australia, Chile, New Zealand, Spain, New York and South Africa. That’s all fine and well, just drop all of them for now and lets look at Pinot Noir country. (o.k. Chard country too)
Wine production is not confined to Spain, France and Italy as traditionally mentioned, today the wine is produced from Canada to South Africa through the United States, Mexico, Australia, New Zealand, Bulgaria, Romania, Chile and Argentina among others.
Producing countries can mold himself into two major divisions, the old world with European countries and the New World with the United States, Mexico, Chile, Argentina, Australia, New Zealand and South Africa mainly.
The general characteristics that can identify these two great divisions are several including:
St. Clement Vineyards is one of the most lovely stops in the Wine Country. The winery is located in the Napa Valley, the heart of the Northern California Wine Country. The Victorian Rosenbaum House, which was first used as a winery in 1878, has been meticulously restored and now serves as the Hospitality Center; the parlor has become an intimate tasting room, while the porch swing still beckons guests to while away the afternoon overlooking the vineyards of the Napa Valley. Picnic tables on the shaded patio and extensive gardens offer a welcome stop on a tour through the wine country.
The Rosenbaum House was the 8th winery in the Napa Valley and wines were first vinted in the stone cellars beneath the house. These same cellars, as well as a modern winery built 100 years later, are used today to house the 20,000 cases that St. Clement produces annually.