Temperatures just right for the first swim of the season. Maybe even with a nice cold bottle waiting for you, while you dry off and the salty sea water ends up in your nose.
The clarity of the water is given by the sea bed, by the currents that lift up the more or less fine sand, sometimes really white in parts of the Boot, in others as black as lava, pink in Elba or Sardinia, or even formed of stones or Posidonian prairies.
Wines are just like this too, full of perfumes, taste and flavour, but only for swimming on the surface or a few meters from the line of shadow. There are many beautiful and exciting, original, wines, and a good producer cares, has to care for, their great pleasance and drinkability, without clouding them with oenological pretences, that would make them allegoric and almost ridiculous.
Then the sea in certain places allows you to dive deep, where you feel as though you are sculpting the water, similar to those wines that go on forever and the more you dive down the more you become inebriated with special sensations . Of course you have to be a good swimmer, but seas like this are rare. I could almost drown....
These guys are always present in the Italian wine scene. Characters capable of supplying cellars with the right product at the right price. Many of them have hundreds of years of tradition behind them, solid standing and made of integrity, trust and excellent wines. Almost always showing the typical traits; personalities that are moulded from the years of dealing with farmers or industrialists.
I know a few that take great care in making sure that the origins and the value of the grapes are appreciated as well as the wines. Some are even capable of choosing who their clients will be.
Professionals that are the backbone of the splendid wines that we appreciate.
A few have even put effort into making their own wines, from the vineyard to the bottle: that is where we can encounter some true geniuses, because they are the ones that can pair know-how and tradition, with a pinch of a visionary gift that gives birth to excellence, Cheers!
a group of people, that have lived and experienced the wonderful atmosphere of Frascati for many years, and now wish to share it with you.