HOROSCOPE 2023: WHAT IS THE WINE OF YOUR ZODIAC SIGN?
While it is true that each zodiac sign has its own characteristics, with the help of Ginny, a famous Italian astrologer who you can follow on her IG page @unaparabolabuonapertutti, we have matched some of the best Italian wines to the 12 zodiac signs.
Here you can read about the characteristics of each and Happy 2023!
BAROLO AND CAPRICORN
There is all the full-bodied Piedmontese undergrowth but also withered rose, strawberry and wild cherry, spices and sweet tobacco.
It is persistent, a wine for people who know what they want and what they don't want.
What Capricorn is like.
SORDO: One hundred years of quality viticulture
The foundation of the business dates back to 1912, when the head of the family Giuseppe decided to set up a farm in the hills of Castiglione Falleto. The business was later taken over by his son Giovanni and focused on the production of Barolo Sordo with the cultivation of top-quality Nebbiolo grapes. The choice of the flagship product is no coincidence: the area between Castiglione Falletto, Serralunga d'Alba and Monforte d'Alba is in fact considered the true home of this product. This is due to the particular properties of the Langhe terroir, clayey, hilly at medium altitude, and well exposed to wind and sun. A unique environmental condition that the company, now in its third generation, has been able to make the most of thanks to cultivation methods that manage to blend an innovative approach to winemaking with the tried and tested techniques of the immortal tradition typical of these lands.
PECORINO D’ABRUZZO AND AQUARIUS
PORTAMI AL MARE by PETRINI
The name of this wine is its mantra.
A fresh, organic wine that jumps between salads and guazzetti.
The ideal wine for your Christmas Eve dinner, but also for dreaming of the sea.
Abruzzo, the land and good things are the family passions passed on by grandparents Antonio and Mario that inspired Stefano and Francesco, two brothers aged 29 and 26, to produce their organic wine.
A love for good wine and respect for the land gave birth to Azienda Vinicola Petrini, which entirely with organic grapes harvested by hand, selecting only the ripest bunches in the provinces of Pescara and Chieti, bottles a strong and elegant product.
GAVI AND PISCES
by Castello di Tassarolo
Here is fantasy and purity as for Pisces!
LAMBRUSCO AND ARIES
SOLCO by Paltrinieri
A sparkling wine that is not at all banal.
A bit hipster and a bit old fashioned.
A spontaneous, energetic, passionate, genuine wine. Like Aries
"When I finished my studies, my father asked me what I wanted to do with my life.
My answer was that I wanted to keep alive the tradition of the work that grandfather Achille had started in 1926 and that he and my mother had been running for 40 years.
In 1998, with my wife Barbara I started to run the winery directly, betting on the production of the first pure Sorbara.
Since then I have been looking after and making wine from 17 hectares of vineyards in the historic Cristo di Sorbara area, the thinnest extension of land between the Secchia and Panaro rivers, the two rivers that embrace the province of Modena." Alberto Paltrinieri
MONTEPULCIANO SUPERIORE AND TAURUS
All the time it takes, say its producers... as nature intended.
Going along with its rhythms.
Tied to the land, to its territory so rich in minerals, so lucky.
Strong, totemic, like Taurus in fact.
"Il Macchione" represents a restrained and prestigious winery within the rich tradition of Vino Nobile di Montepulciano.
The family management of the company, its privileged position
and the presence of expert professionals aim to create
of an inimitable product of absolute quality.
"Tutto il tempo che serve" wants to be a way of expressing
what nature teaches in this splendid part of Tuscany
that has made of wine an art and a moment of pleasure
BARBERA AND GEMINI
by SORDO - Piedmont
In the hamlet of Perno, in the Piedmontese municipality of Monforte d'Alba, lies the Massucchi hamlet, where the Barbera grapes that the Sordo winery uses for its Barbera d'Alba Superiore are grown and harvested. A Barbera that rests a year in large Slavonian oak barrels, to preserve its typical traits while enriching itself with subtle spices released by ageing in wood. A smooth and at the same time intriguing and never predictable sip, for an extremely versatile Barbera at the table, that goes well with everything
It suits your conversations, as the Gemini is a sociable wine. Affable and courteous
DOLCETTO D'ALBA AND CANCER
by SORDO - Piedmont
Fresh flavour, fruity, full, complex, dry and harmonious.
DOLCETTO in name but not in fact.
Familiar, like Cancer.
Full-bodied like full moon nights.
Dry and fruity at the same time, just like our July-born.
FRANCIACORTA BRUT AND LEO
The King of the forest and the King of our bubbles.
What can we say about this unrivaled Franciacorta.
Brut Elegant, racy, with persistent fine mousse and a creamy palate.
Biscuity, fragrant and important.
Gentle, delicious, traditionally made Italian sparkling wine from the rolling hills of Franciacorta, in Lombardy between the southern shore of Lake Iseo and Brescia. The blend is 85% chardonnay and 15% pinot noir, allowed to go through second fermentation in bottle, and then aged on its lees for more than two years. Highly recommended.
CANNONAU and VIRGO
A strong wine from the beautiful land that is Sardinia. Red and full-bodied.
But at the same time independent.
A smart wine and we could say "organized" like the Virgo is.
The name in Greek means 'clay', from the homonymous term originates the name of the municipality of Florinas.
A wine with personality, ruby red in colour with garnet hues. Particularly enveloping bouquet, complex, variegated with odorous nuances ranging from ripe red berry fruit to spices. Fabulous roundness with hints of cherry and plum, diffuse hints of spices and a complex, balanced finish.
ROERO ARNAIS AND LIBRO
From the sandy hills of Roero, to the left of the Tanaro River, come wines with intense and delicate aromas, rich in tang from the very composition of the soil.
Extremely delicate straw-yellow colour with pale green highlights. It's aroma is full, fragrant, with hints of fresh fruit, acacia flowers and honey.
PRIMITIVO AND SCORPIO
A profound wine.
Tied to the soil, to its territory.
A wine that looks inside and absorbs all the possible sunshine of Apulian vineyards, of the
Iron-red soil characterised by an underlying layer of limestone rock.
A long family tradition characterizes the history of Polvanera, founded in 2002 through the determination of its owner and oenologist Filippo Cassano. He has always been well aware of the potential of his territory and its typical grapes. Thanks to his father’s skills in viticulture and his own traning at “Basile Caramia” School of Agriculture in Locorotondo, Filippo decided to bet on pure vinification, a process that enhances the peculiar characteristics of both vines and terroir. Located between Acquaviva delle Fonti and Gioia del Colle, Polvanera is surrounded by a singular countryside, with typical dry stone walls, downy oaks and vineyards. The cellar itself is uncommon: excavated into 8 meters of limestone rock, this charming structure allows the ageing of wines at a constant temperature. The annexed building is a 1820 manor in which tourists and guests are welcomed to taste wines. Polvanera is placed next to a famous touristic area of Apulia, 30 minutes far from Itria Valley and Matera. The harvest of grapes takes place during the first ten days of September. Latest equipments for pressing and vinification contribute to the BIO selection offered by Polvanera. Thanks to his worthy co-workers and the fundamental backing of his family, Filippo Cassano holds on his ambitious project of promoting and enhancing the quality of Primitivo and other autochthonous vines.
VALPOLICELLA VELLUTO AND SAGITTARIUS
An ethereal bouquet and perfume of cherries, red currant jam, liquorice, tamarind and warm spices, delicate and persistent to the palate with a Maraschino cherry after taste, a 'velvet' texture of great body and roundness.
We juxtapose it with Vergine to dilute (dailiut) some of the rationality of certain people and make them understand the sense of lightness.
An intelligent wine as many Virgos are.
The Meroni Wine Estate is located in one of the five municipalities of the Valpolicella Classica area and more specifically in the town of Sant'Ambrogio di Valpolicella, which is about 18 km northwest of the beautiful city of Verona. Valpolicella is a well renowned wine area, historically praised for its Recioto, but mostly for its Amarone, which has become the symbol of the area globally for its method of production. The estate covers 15 hectares, 11 of which have been planted with vines, after a careful restoration of the area, which has been suited for the cultivation of grapes since Roman times, used as reservoir for Romans, thus “Val Polis Cellae” (The Valley of many cellars). The remaining 4 hectares have been planted with olive trees and the remaining kept as woods to preserve the nature of the valley. In a cartographic document of 1706 of the State Archives of Venice, the ancient building appears to be where the headquarters of the winery are today. This building is on the "Sengia" farm, which appeared back in the " "Napoleon Land Cadastral Map" and qualified as "Arable land with vine planted on the hills". Since 1935, Meroni has been producing wines with the grapes from its own vineyards from the estates of “Sengia” and “Maso”, which are located right behind the main building in the valley at the feet of the village of San Giorgio Ingannapoltron. San Giorgio di Valpolicella is well known for its beautiful Roman church, the Pieve di San Giorgio, and its breathtaking view over the town of Sant’Ambrogio. The other vineyards are located in the area of la Grola, which is known as the most suited area of Valpolicella, where the legend says that Recioto and Amarone were first produced. Here the Meroni family has always been taking care of their own land for the production of olive oil and growing the grapes with great passion and dedication for the production of wines. The family with its winemakers produce two lines of products: “Sengia” from the name of the estate of origin and “Il Velluto” (meaning velvet), which pays homage to a well renowned poet from Verona, Berto Barbarani.