To enhance and protect one of the most prestigious Italian destinations , the Amalfi
Coast, a Wine Route was created, one of the most beautiful Wine roads of Campania
Region embracing those which according to many, are the most charming Italian vineyards,
lost between sky and sea. Established on August 10 1995, it includes Vietri Cetara,
Maiori, Minori, Scala, Atrani, Furore, Positano, Amalfi, Ravello, Conca dei Marini
The name that characterizes this Wine Road is the Costa d'Amalfi Doc (grape allowed
in the list include for the production of red and rosé: Aglianico, Piedirosso, Sciscinoso,
Tintore, Tronto, Serpentara; for whites: Biancolella, Falangina, Fenile, Ginestra,
Repella and Ripolo). The Wine Road includes thirteen municipalities and protects
and enhances a viticulture hampered by scarcity of land and the rocky nature of
the places, terraces around which roads, hairpin bends and trenches are draped,
testimony to a tradition dating back to the wine-growing imperial Rome, or even
to more remote times, surrounding archaeological sites of extreme importance as
the Villa Romana in Minori dating back to the 1st century A.D.
This course gives students a taste of the exceptional wines produced in the DOC
Costiera Amalfitana. A sommelier will accompany them on a tour through the vineyards
that produce local wines and explain its characteristics. Excursions to the historic
cellars of the area can be organized.
The tasting phase is certainly the most interesting part. In this course we will
discuss the temperature of service, choice of glass and tasting approach:
- La temperatura
White wines are drunk fresh, while you drink red wines at room temperature The rose
... somewhere in between. It is also necessary to distinguish between sparkling
wines and still wines. We will give you simple general rules following which it
is difficult to commit gross errors.
- La scelta del bicchiere
To appreciate a good wine, the choice of glass is very important. A good glass should
support the decanting of wine and the concentration of odours. We will also discuss
the ideal form, depending on the type of wine.
- Degustare il vino
Now is time to drink. How to grasp subtle nuances and aftertaste. In fact watching
(the clarity and colour elements that already say a lot about the quality of a wine,
smell (to bring the glass to nose and inhale gently) and enjoy.