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 and Tramonti.

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.

REGIONAL WINES

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.