All Start From A Vine
The vine is a plant that is cultivated in hundreds of different varieties and each produces a different kind of wine. The taste of wine depends on the type of soil where the vine grows, on the climate, the wine-making techniques and ageing, but all wines produced from grapes of the same variety have something that brings them together and distinguishes them. For this reason for all quality wines, there are “disciplinary regulations” which indicate for each of them the region (called Designation of Origin), the type of grape whose cultivation is permitted the manner of cultivation and the processing of each vine. The wines controlled under these regulations are appointed with acronym DOC (Denomination of Controlled Origin) and DOCG (Denomination of Controlled Origin and Guaranteed). To ensure the wine-maker first and the consumer after, botanists have ventured into various systems of description and cataloguing of the vines for a long time creating the Ampelografia (from the Greek Ampelos= vine, and graphia= description, study) namely the discipline that studies the vine in its species and varieties.