laura frattini sommelier The culture of wine, its history and the deepening of its origins, led me to study with passion every single step.
The knowledge of viticulture, enology, geography and legislation is wide and complex.
It must be considered that Italy is the largest wine producing country in the world, production in recent years has had a surprising increase and consequently also exportation.
Italian vineyards quality, variety, pride
The owners of vineyards supported by winemakers and experts in the sector select and decide which type of "vitis vinifera" to implant (in the North and the Center to prepare a two-legged Barbatella, the English double-split graft is produced on a table; in the South and in the islands the "gemma" grafting is used and it is carried out directly in the field on a previously implanted rootstock). Each province has a list of varieties of vines that the European Union classifies in "recommended" if they have quality and "authorized" if they will be replaced over time.
We are proud to have many rootstocks and thousands of Vitis Vinifera varieties acquired over time and we export "rooted vines" all over the world.
The right geographical position, respecting the climate and the land, exposure and duration in the sun, proximity to the sea and the land; all these elements characterize the production area which is the guarantor of the typicality of the "Denomination of Origin".
The density of planting and the cultivation of the vine are the following steps to determine a quality wine (dense plants with small and low forms determine a good degree of maturation; in the highly loaded plants the berries ripen badly and the quality decays) therefore indispensable the low charge of buds per tree. The most common forms of farming: Alberello, spelliera, tendone, pergola, with different methods of pruning (short, long, mixed) with the aim of leaving a certain number of gems on the stock. Quality is inversely proportional to the number of clusters. A good winemaker must preserve the vine from adverse climatic and parasitic adversities such as the "golden flavescence" and the famous "Botrytis".
the sommelier olfactory sensitivity, tasting, passion
The figure of the Sommelier plays an important and fundamental role: it requires specific professional requirements such as knowledge of the Technique of Tasting (it is divided into three parts: Visual examination "Limpidity-color-fluidity-consistency-effervescence" / Olfactory Exam "Intensity -persistance-complexity-quality "/ Gustatory Examination concerning the general structure or body of the wine given by the following components "sugars-alcohols-polyalcohols-acids-tannins-mineral salts"). As a final evaluation of the evolutionary state and of harmony.
This topic unites people, leads to conviviality, to the comparison of what each of us perceives, such as perfumes and aftertastes, the uncorking of a bottle is always an emotion, each of which contains a particularity and a precise path.
The combination of food and wine is an important and fundamental step to end personal enrichment and constant training in tasting regional and foreign wines is essential to not lose the sense of smell to this masterpiece that combines nature with man. Wine is the fruit of the earth.
about me experiment, travel, taste
Since 2004 I am an A.I.S. Sommelier from the Italian region of Romagna, something that has been a very positive experience from the very first level onwards. I have had the pleasure of meeting some extraordinary people who have guided me through this emotional world offering me all the right tools to use in an effort to grow in every aspect.
During these years I have participated with enthusiasm at various national conventions, upgrade meetings, standup tastings and Vinitaly.
excellent wines the best wines chosen for you
The aromas of wine or scents, as we would say in jargon, are one of the most important elements of evaluation of wine analysis, as they provide different elements useful for the combination.
Not only that, the scent of wine, also embraces the poetic aspect, as the sense of smell is the sense of man more directly connected to the memory and one of the most profound and powerful senses.
Champagne excellent selection
The Champagne wine-growing areas are the Montagne de Reims (suited to produce Pinot noir from which you get the "Blanc de noir"), the Vallée de la Marne crossed from the river, the Cote des Blancs planted with Chardonnay, the range of the most common East that produce excellent Pinot Noir and finally, further south, the Aube area but is less suited the above.