Wednesday, July 17, 2013

“The Flavor of Wine is like Delicate Poetry” ~Louis Pasteur

Describing a wine compares to writing a poem; not as easy as it would seem. Every wine tasting experience is unique because every one of us is an individual, with our own stock of aromas and flavors in memory and senses of taste and smell different to anyone else’s.

One of the most exciting adventures we had was touring Mastroberardino’s winery in Atripalda, a province of Avellino Italy. 
Mmm! Smelling the sweet nectar! Paradise!
Mastroberardino is one of the oldest winemaking firms in Italy, producing classic wines from Campania since the 1700's. The historic cellars in Atripalda, South Italy, still in use today, date back to the early 1800's, where precious artistic masterpieces are showed, representing a wondering synthesis between tradition and innovation (some details from these works are also reproduced on the wine labels). In 1878 the Cavaliere of Italian Crown Order, Angiolo Mastroberardino, registered the company into the Avellino Chamber of Commerce. Nowadays the company's top management is leaded by family members representing the tenth generation (represented by Piero Mastroberardino)
Enjoying the tour with Piero Mastroberardino.

With a production of roughly 2,400,000 bottles per year, the company operates over 350 hectares (725 acres), 150 of which under direct family ownership and the rest obtained under several long-term rent contract. Agricultural estates are located in several production areas preserving the territorial identity and assure at first the safeguard, the continuity and the development of native/typical viticulture.
They are located in several areas, in order to save the identity, safeguard and development of the local varieties and vineyards.

Historically, this has always been Mastroberardino's main mission, for the protection of traditional wine values of the area, caring at the same time for innovation and developing a modern interpretation of its own wines. This is the smart blend of ancient culture's style and character together with most innovative and high quality techniques.
~ Mastroberardino Winery

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