Winemaker Emiliano Sirchia from the Altarocca vineyard in Umbria, Italy shares his opinion about the relationship between winemaking and art.
The 14th century Roman Catholic Cathedral of Orvieto (backdrop of this video) is just down the road from the Altarocca vineyard and was the inspiration for the estate's wine labels.
Winemaker Alessandro Bocci from the Perazzeta vineyard in Tuscany, chips away layers of ancient shells that lay beneath his soil.
Winemaker Federico Bibi from the Terre Margaritelli vineyard in Umbria, Italy explains why irrigating vines is not ideal for the composition of wine. He speaks about the influence that soil has on a wines acidity a minerality.
Winemaker Susanna Bianconi from the Valle di Assisi vineyard in Umbria, Italy talks about why roses are planted at the begining of each row of vines. She explains that the roses act an an early indicator of disease. If some disorder is about to affect the vines, it will first appear on the petals of the rose bush.
Winemaker Alessandro Bocci from the Perazzeta vineyard in Tuscany, talks about the area of his cellar where Sangiovese wine matures in barrique for 24 months. He explains that it's important to age his Sangiovese in wood to soften the otherwise bright, sturdy character of the grape varietal.
Winemaker Federico Bibi from the Terre Margaritelli vineyard in Umbria, Italy takes a barrel sample of his Sangiovese. He describes the character of the wine as it is now, and the potential of what it will become once the ageing process is complete.
Friends and family work together on the bottling truck at the Valle di Assisi Vineyard in Umbria, Italy.
The wine is moved from the barrels, pumped to the bottles, corks are inserted, capsules and labels are applied, and each bottle is hand placed into cartons.