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Wine tourism, a new trend that appeals to athletes and sportsmen – – Italian Cuisine


Join a healthy one mountain vacation with a passionate immersion in the world of wine: this is the philosophy of Vinums Hotel, a network of places of hospitality in Tyrol that welcome customers amidst the mountains and vineyards.

Alcoholic holidays for drinkies around the world are increasingly successful. Here the formula is different, because the healthy environment of the mountain, with its genuine products, is combined with wine-making excursions and drinking.

176854Wine tourism is in vigorous increase in our country: between Open Cellars and Wine Roads, private tours and local authorities, parties and fairs, we cannot complain … The Wine Tourism movement has more than a quarter of a century and the reception wine tourism is increasingly broad and multi-faceted. We then discover something of Tyrolean Vinum Hotels.

176848There are currently 29 facilities family run who boast cellars where to taste excellent labels South Tyrolean and international e activity for a wine to live, as well as to drink: seminars, visits to wineries and vineyards and other cultural proposals and well-being. Some are real castles, others have the wellness center, farm or distillery. Gourmet dinners, chefs, even organic vineyards, view of the Dolomites and breathtaking views.

176851THE'South Tyrol has a unique variety of microclimatic area and land. Between Bolzano and Silantro, in the steep slopes and between the dry stone walls of the Val Venosta are born Gewürztraminer and Pinot Whites dry or semi-dry with fresh mountain acidity and a Pinot Noir dry and elegant. Around Merano excels grapes Slave while in Val d’Adige, next to the apple orchards is produced Lagrein and Pinot noir. The Lagrein is also extraordinary, coming out of the alluvial soils that line the Talvera torrent, in the surroundings of Bolzano. Between Bolzano and Salorno, l'Oltradige, with its lake of Caldaro and its white wines of character and the Lower Altesina, with the highest daytime temperatures. The Isarco Valley, between Bolzano and Bressanone, is among the most prestigious Italian regions in terms of White wines.

176845Naturally abounds events dedicated to wine lovers. In addition to those scattered in various locations during the summer and until late autumn, The Wine Road covers 68 wineries and offers many possibilities, from bike tours to Winepass, from workshops to refine the senses to gastronomy in the cellar. Wine Safaris are active throughout the year.

Aurora Quinto
July 2019


The wine of the week: Riecine 2014 – Riecine – Italian Cuisine

The wine of the week: Riecine 2014 - Riecine

There are companies that should be much more famous than they are. One is Riecine, a company from Gaiole, in the heart of the Chianti Classico, which produces a Sangiovese that is a champion of elegance and territoriality

Woods, dirt roads and the navigator who does not take. It is not easy to reach Riecine, a company of Gaiole, in heart of the Chianti Classico, but once reached, one would no longer want to leave. Compared to many other wineries in the area, its history is very recent; in fact, it was born "alone" in 1971, but the wine was probably already produced here before the 12th century, when Riecine was a farm of the nearby monastery of Badia a Coltibuono. Originally, it was owned by John Dunkley, one of the many Englishmen who fell in love with Chianti and Sangiovese and started a quality production, without compromise and without concessions to shortcuts offered by the use of international vines: his is the joke"When Baron Philippe de Rothschild sang the Sangiovese, I will convert to cabernet sauvignon!"

Today, Riecine belongs to the family of Lana Frank and leads her as general manager and oenologist Alessandro Campatelli, who accompanied me on the tastings of the new vintages and on a tour of the winery, where the eggs and vats stand out cement for the refinement of the wines, according to Alessandro the best material to transfer the essence of the particular Sangiovese of Riecine into the bottle. The cellar is also worth seeing for the colorful murals, work of the Florentine street artist Marco Burresi, aka Zed1: along the walls, the story of two berries that grow and become human is told, to the point of falling in love.

The vineyards, grown organically, are between 25 and 50 years of age and are planted on clayey soils, with limestone and marl, between 480 and 600 meters of altitude.

With an intense and brilliant ruby ​​color, Riecine di Riecine is the most representative wine of the company style, made of respect for the terroir and of obsessive attention to every aspect of production. Its aromas range from flowers to fruit jam, with hints of balsamic freshness, reminiscent of mint and wood. On the palate it is a persuasive wine, powerful and elegant at the same time, deep and full of grace, even in a year that is not easy as it was 2014.

Why now: it is a fresh and elegant red that can also be drunk with summer meat dishes.

As did: fermentation takes place in wooden tanks, with a maceration of 20-30 days; the wine is then refined into cementless eggs for 3 years and then 6 months in the bottle, before being put on the market.

To combine with: roast beef, roasts, veal with tuna sauce.

Serve it at: 16 ° C

Price: 58 euros.


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Trento, opens the library entirely dedicated to wine – Italian Cuisine

Trento, opens the library entirely dedicated to wine

It is named after Bruno Lunelli, who inaugurated the fortune of Ferrari bubbles and who brought his land to the knowledge of the classic method. It is privately owned but open to the public

A space entirely dedicated to wine. It is not a cellar, but a library, with ben two thousand titles dedicated to Italian production, from the cultivation of grapes to wine shops. It was opened in the Villa Margon complex, a Ravine of Trento, and is called BBL: it is the acronym of Biblioteca Bruno Lunelli, because the collection of books is named after the Trentino who inaugurated the fortune of Ferrari bubbles and who brought his land to the knowledge of the classic method.

It was his son Franco and his nephew Marcello who wanted to enrich the Italian cultural heritage with this special library, which also includes books of a literary type and others of scientific setting. Among these, thanks also to an important legacy made by Italo Roncador, one of the major protagonists of Trentino viticulture, to Marcello Lunelli, there are also rare and difficult to find titles, as well as the most complete collection of wine guides Italian, starting with the first, published just fifty years ago (and edited by Luigi Veronelli), up to the most recent, published in 2019.

The library named after Bruno Lunelli (to whom the municipality of Trento had already dedicated, recognizing its merits, a few decades ago, a small square in the historic center of the city), even if privately owned, is open to the public: books, destined to become more and more numerous, are available to all wine lovers, to its long history and its vast world. To check the availability of a volume or to request a loan, just make a telephone booking (Lucia, 0461.912666) or an e-mail. In the link the opening times.

In Italy there is also another important collection of themed volumes: it is that, in Castagneto Carducci, province of Livorno, of Attilio Scienza, member of a family that has been producing wine for generations, who has collected, in a lifetime of work and passion, a vast library of about 15 thousand volumes on all aspects of wine culture (from technique to history, from sensory analysis to graduation theses). Also included are ancient oenology and viticulture texts. And all are available to interested students and scholars.

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