Monthly Archives: March 2017

Terre rosse, extraordinary extra virgin olive oil from Azienda Agraria Hispellum


Umbria, east of Tuscany and west of the Marche region, produces some of the best olive oils in Italy. This region has hilly terrain and great climate for growing olives. In this landscape the Azienda Agraria Hispellum produces the extra virgin olive oil Terre Rosse.

For the agricoltural company the production of Terre Rosse is a clear expression of culture, it’s values traditions, principles, passion for the land and for its products.

The Olives are hand picked, then loaded in aired containers and brought to the mill where are stored prior to the pressing away from heat in a temperature between 14 and 20 degrees C.

The process of pressing is carefully performed within six hours from the harvest in cold conditions. The oil is then stored in stainless steel containers, in a modified environment (Nitrogen).

The Azienda Hispellum is a real “craftsmen of oil”. They distribute oil under their own brand and use only oil derived from their own olives for a guaranty of genuineness with a complete traceability.

The color is green with golden yeallow tones. The fragrance is definitely intense and penetrating with a herbal hints and reminds of artichoke. The Taste denotes a strong personality. It is an explosion of fruity flavour and spicy tones with a strong full-bodied.

This olive oil is ideal with savory foods (bruschetta, grilled meats, roasts, vegetable soup, grilled mushrooms, pasta and beans, spinach, boiled and sauteed with oil and garlic, etc. ) and dishes with a marked feeling like potatoes or leeks or onions soups.



Al “Podere del Viandante” Blend Olive Oil

The farm “Al Podere del Viandante” rises near the ancient route that winds along the watersheds of the mountain of Chianti: a road of Etruscan origin connected Florence to Rome. We are in the water’s and castles valley, sheltered from woody vegetation, with little tilled zones surrounded by rich undergrowth of Mediterranean bush. This is a typical zone for the Apiculture practiced in the last centuries by the monks of “Badia Monte Scalari” yet and carried on today by the farm with natural method.

The quality product strictly kept to the tradition of these places is the Blend Olive Oil that the farm produces with methods of biological cultivation, obtained from a various mix of typical olives of the territory by using a mechanical squeezing cold process. The land prevailingly argillaceous gives persistent accents of aftertaste and intense fruity aromas and heady.

The Blend Olive Oil

Obtained by a mixture of various kind of olives, this Olive Oil has green colour with golden yellow tones.

The perfume is mildly spicy flavor profile with hints of artichoke. It is Ideal for all types of courses.


Miolo presents exclusive line at Prowein 2017

The Miolo winery has prepared an exclusive launch for its participation in Prowein 2017, one of the world’s leading wine fairs, which takes place from March 19-21 in Düsseldorf, Germany.

During the event, aimed at professionals in the segment, will be presented the Seival line, created especially for the external market. The wines are already marketed in the United States and China and will be presented for the first time in Europe.

In the versions Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Tannat, Pinotage, Chardonnay, Riesling and Sauvignon Blanc Seival wines have labels developed exclusively for the international line, directed to the entrants in the world of wine, because the products are light, uncomplicated and of excellent cost per benefit.

 “We are confident that Seival’s presentation at Prowein will bring excellent business to Miolo in Europe, where our products are already recognized and widely consumed. Adapting the wines to the international market is a strategic decision that considers the particularities and preferences of the consumers of other countries. This perception and identification is a result of the successful work of our export sector, which is in constant contact with consumption trends abroad, “summarizes Adriano Miolo, the group’s superintendent.

Successful in Europe, especially in France, the sparkling Miolo Cuvée Tradition will also be featured in the brand space at Prowein. The focus will be the Miolo Cuvée Tradition Brut, which in 2016 was the most popular national sparkling wine in Paris. This great achievement has given rise to an unprecedented international campaign: a lot of the sparkling wine now rests in a submerged basement in the sea of the Bretagne region of France, from where it will be removed in the second half of 2017 and marketed in a special and limited edition In Brazil and in Europe.


Jaume Plensa, inside his work for Ruinart

Jaume Plensa is 2017 Ruinart’s artist. Recognisable throughout the world, his sculptures playing with the relationship between words, signs and the human body, have turned Jaume Plensa into one of the most important players of the contemporary artistic scene. For this collaboration, Jaume Plensa created a sculpture that evoke the spirit of Maison Ruinart and that of the person at its origin, dom Thierry Ruinart. Anchored in the soil like the vine, this creation is made up of universal language elements: signs, letters originating from eight different alphabets – from Arabic to Hindi, including Greek and Latin, so close to the heart of dom Thierry Ruinart.


2-768x512One of the oldest wineries in Alto Adige, Cantina Tramin is an example of boutique winery on its own. With 180 families taking care of about a hectare each and the focus on indigenous varieties such as Gewürztraminer, it comes as no surprise Nussbaumer Gewürztraminer 2014 has been the only Italian white wine awarded with the highest score on all the four leading Italian Wine Guides*

Established back in 1898 in Tramin, a small village far amidst the Alpes in upper Northern Italy, Cantina Tramin has become synonym with still dry Gewürztraminer. The intense work carried out on local varieties along with mountain natural inclination for high quality wine production and a new concept of wine ageing paved the way for Nussbaumer Gewürztraminer 2014 obtaining a stunning performance, therefore convincing once more Italian major guides.

Cantina Tramin has been able to maintain high profile standards over time thanks to an artisanal production which enables the winery to harvest the grapes of each vineyard at perfect maturation, when perfumes reach their highest potential. Cantina Tramin is a wine cooperative of 260 hectares total (642 acres) with an average of a little bit more than one hectare (2.50 acres) per family, thus allowing the 180 households to harvest vineyards in a single day with the benefit of perfect ripeness and outstanding aromacity. All this has gained Cantina Tramin Weinwirtschaft Award as Best Italian Cooperative with the highest score of all European co-ops.

Breezes blowing down from towering mountains onto the sloped vineyards located between 250 and 850 m a.s.l., day/night temperature excursion and different microclimates contribute to perfect ripening and aromatic expression of each variety: Pinot Grigio, Gewürztraminer, Sauvignon, Chardonnay, Pinot Noir, Lagrein and others.

From 2014 a new concept of wine ageing has been introduced for premium wines such as Nussbaumer Gewürztraminer, Unterebner Pinot Grigio and Stoan, a blend of white varieties. These wines have been allowed to take the time they need to reach maximum aromatic expression and elegance. Specifically, wines stay on lees three more months, are bottled only at the end of August and released on the market at the beginning of the following year, thus expressing in the glass the authentic essence of mountain wines.

*Gambero Rosso Vini d’Italia 2017, Espresso I Vini d’Italia 2017, I Vini di Veronelli 2017, Vitae 2017 by Associazione Italiana Sommelier. Only seven wines have performed so well; these include one white wine, Alto Adige Gewürztraminer Nussbaumer 2014 Cantina Tramin, one sparkling wine, Trento Extra Brut Riserva del Fondatore Giulio Ferrari 2005 Ferrari, and five reds, Amarone della Valpolicella Classico Monte Sant’Urbano 2012 Speri, San Leonardo 2011 Tenuta San Leonardo, Bolgheri Sassicaia 2013 Tenuta San Guido, Tignanello 2013 Marchesi Antinori, Paleo Rosso 2013 Le Macchiole.tramin-druck-1024-768x512