The ingredients of wine

What are the key ingredients of wine? Federico Giotto talks about his experience going over once more the most important highlights of his life and individuating three main elements that belong to a wine unique and identical only to itself. 

Veneto, a great result: 5 "Chiocciole" Slow Wine of 15!!

Scrolling down the list of  awarded companies  with the "Chiocciola" by the Slow Wine Guide 2014 we arrive at Veneto...and here's the great surprise... 

Of the 15 award-winning wineries, 5 are those with whom we work for several years. 

The oenologist? Architect and orchestra leader

Who is the oenologist and which figure represents nowadays?

In the September issue of the Magazine VQ vite, vino & qualitĂ  has been published the interview of Elena Consonni to Federico Giotto.

From the decisive encounters that have positively influenced in the young age his thoughts and his professional future, to the importance of having given birth to an highly qualified team, which is the GiottoEarthListener.

Harvest 2013 with GiottoLab


Identify the optimal moment for the harvest is the starting point for obtain an optimum quality. For this Giottolab studied simple packages but ables to provide important indications on the quality of the grapes, their degree of maturation and health.

Speaking about....

The wine between innovation and tradition 

The modern history of the wine - vineyard and winery - has remained unchanged or almost as stuck on a still image, for many centuries. Few innovations and few discoveries that have come to disrupt the peaceful conduct. Actually, until the wine has been considered a food, there was no reason to waste time on topics considered futile. Hand in hand with the development of the communications and with the growing rapidity of the transport, has grown the trade: the wine has become an important object of exchange. Until weren't born the first wine-growing areas with declared commercial purposes - let's think to the "Aquitaine" with the first specialized vineyards to supply the markets of Northern Europe - produce wine was one of the many jobs which committed the farmer during the year, to feed his family.
In addition to the vine, there was to treat the orchards and the gardens, not to mention the healthy growth of the animals at the farm. These jobs were all, in the same way, at the basis for wealth and for feeding of the family. The needs that moved those who worked the land was to produce, limiting at the maximum the expenses. Are happened so the years - poor vintages or marred by frosts and hailstorms - in which the potatoes, for example, could have replaced the wine as a source of income and livelihood for the farmer. With the advent of specialized viticulture and the trade, the things have changed and the huge economic interests involved in this business have put in motion scientific research which, through the use of chemistry, has led to improvements decisive in the life of the producer.

Events & News

  • 26 October 2013 - "Biennale del Gusto" in Venice (VE)

Presentation of the guide Slow Wine 2014. In the afternoon there will be at the Area Slow Food (n°105) the tasting of 700 labels of the wines that have been awarded with the most important prizes of the guide.

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