Der Blog von Francesco Spadafora

12
Sep
2017
Once upon a time, chronicles of a harvest without mid-seasons
A few days after my 24th harvest… Once upon a time nature used to follow the timing of the seasons. There were mid-seasons, winter was rainy and cold, and one needed to wait for spring, when the...
9
Jun
2017
BIO to the core
A couple of months ago, on our way to the Montpellier trade show, we met a wine producer of the Avignone area and, during the 35 trip from downtown to the exhibition center, we’ve been talking a...
25
May
2017
Wine lovers, wine growers
We will lead you sip after sip through the journey to discover our wines and our plants, that we grow on different clumps, according to various exposures and altitudes.
15
May
2017
Mamma mia! My head is in the clouds!
Mamma mia, my head is in the clouds! How many times did we hear or read that exclamation, always thinking that we’d never be the one with ‘the head up in the clouds’, sure that our practical...
3
May
2017
The wines gender
The gender of the wine is never the same. Often it changes, according on our own gender or where we live. Controversial topic and debated since old times. This may help us understand how can picking a...
8
Mar
2017
Naturally bio: an export philosophy
Prowein Dusseldorf, one of the most important international exhibitions, is about to start, from 19 to 21 March and a reflection about BIO and natural is required. Because ‘’Naturally BIO’’...
21
Feb
2017
Spadafora Wines @ Prowein 2017
Dear Friends, We are happy to inform you that Spadafora will be at Prowein this year with a selection of our best BIO wines! Please come visit us at Hall16, Sicilian Area, booth 32. If you plan to come...
6
Feb
2017
An August evening, on snow pillows.
A picture is taken and you imagine a story behind it. A wine is made and you figure out a dish to match it. I find it very liberating and stimulating trying to guess the story behind a picture, also this...
27
Jan
2017
BINGO!
Kidding with my friends, and I’m talking about friends of a certain age, we often tell jokes about, when looking in the mirror, we see that the forehead is expanding, and that heinous space in the...
16
Jan
2017
August and everything after
We were born to deal with liquid emotions. You wake up in the morning, look out the window, then turn on the PC to check the weather, because maybe what you see is not a hundred percent accurate. You also...
9
Jan
2017
The importance of being Earnest
It is time for answers. Holidays are over, we shared moments, now there is a physiological time when you have to stop, and write down the new year resolutions. Being earnest. It seems trivial, but the...
20
Dec
2016
Sulfur dioxide: it is actually possible to use less
A couple of years ago I received a phone call from our salesperson at that time, from a big island south of Sicily, because a customer of him was complaining about the typical day-after headache,after...
10
Dec
2016
The story of a freshly-pruned branch
I am a branch. Or rather, I was a branch. That’s because for this year I managed to achieve my goal: giving away some bunches that made a wine, no matter which one, the important thing is that I...
7
Dec
2016
A kind reminder for those who want to know about a bottle of Siriki
Siriki is a Syrah, born from a single vineyard facing south, between 250 and 300 meters above sea level, and begins fermentation on a pied de cuve of the same grapes. Three days later, when the fermentation...
18
Nov
2016
Siriki, the bright star of a simple philosophy lesson
During these last days we have been writing a lot about what it actually means for us drinking wines made from Virzì grapes, even after many years, and this is because we strongly believe that every...
13
Nov
2016
''Natural'' wine is not necessarily ''good'' wine
Nowadays very often saying "natural wine" is considered synonymous of quality. It happens instead to taste wines that belong to this category, but when you pour it in the glass you immediately understand...
31
Oct
2016
Our wines carry pounds of ground on the shoulders
Recently they asked me if I ever thought of a cellar in particular as a model and I answered that I’ve never been thinking about this, it was a question I wasn’t able to answer to. Actually,...
13
Aug
2016
Buona vendemmia a tutti
Our table is already laid, good harvest at all!!! La nostra tavola é gia apparecchiata , Buona Vendemmia a tutti !!!
31
Jul
2016
.Exceeding bunches
The thinning out the exceeding bunches is an exact science and,when you taste the grapes,look the wine which will be
12
May
2016
Decanter Italy Encounter on 4th June 2016 London
We were invited to participate in the tasting Decanter Italy Encounter to be held June 4, 2016 at The Landmark Hotel, 222 Marylebone Road, London NW1 6JQ .
13
Feb
2015
We are almost ready !!!
We are ready with the first bio wine. Years of tests in silence and then arrived é the certification.
19
Oct
2014
14
Aug
2014
Buon Ferragosto
We are at the dawn of August 14 and tomorrow, and I should like to take this opportunity to wish everyone a happy holiday. Imagine a great barbecue, maybe on a beach and with a great wine. Thanks to all...
30
Jul
2014
Il riscatto
Is fantastic, with Nibali, we fought for in the history of the South, of those who have left in search of what was missing, we fought the sigh, until yesterday, a sign of boredom and now sign of satisfaction....
21
Jul
2014
A Virzi
We have a few friends and then is right to pay tribute to Virzi and its bunch that will be !!! Abbiamo dei nuovi amici e quindi é giusto rendere omaggio a Virzi ed ai suoi frutti che saranno !!!
Die Kellerei Dei Principi di Spadafora liegt in der Ortschaft Virzì
Die Kellerei Dei Principi di Spadafora liegt in der Ortschaft Virzì.