Francesco Spadafora's blog

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