WINE TASTING IN NAPLES

Great Reds, Whites, Sparkles: in the gallery a selection of the proposals of Vinarte 52

Vinarte 52, in Via San Maria di Costantinopoli 52 in the center of Naples, is a refined and welcoming environment, where it is possible to find a wide range of wines and other spirits selected among the best production house. The bar proposes fine Italian wines and foreign ones, prosecco, champagne, but also grappa, Armagnac, cognac and whiskey.

With extreme pleasure and passion, the owner will illustrate all the characteristics of the wines, great reds, whites, sparkles, starting from the grape and the wine-making up to the matches. The wines proposed come from prestigious Italian wine cellars, but also from small and selected producers from Campania who have been able to produces interesting and valuable wines, with extreme care and skill. 


Every wine is conserved and served paying great attention to the temperature and accompanied by the most suitable appetizers. Every detail is cared after so that the tasting of the wine in Naples becomes a fun moment for the guests of Vinarte 52. The wines you can taste comes from all the Italian regions, with a particular predilection for the Chianti of Tuscany and the Barolo from the Langhe. The customers, guided by the owner, will be able to take an adventure through different wine tastings, offered in the correct order so that you can catch the spectacular shades of every single brand. The atmosphere created by the ancient furniture together with the great competence in guiding the guests through their discovery journey of the great wines will make you think you are in Tuscany, in the Langhe or in the Franciacorta, in a wine-making cellar, few meters away from the wine finishing barrels and from the lines of vines.


Products

Vinarte 52 offers a wide catalogue of brands of wine in Naples: table wine dry and sparkling, whites, reds and rosés, dessert wines selected among the best wine producers both national and foreign. Moreover, there are spirits, liqueurs, grappa, whiskey, cognac, Armagnac and calvados. 

The club offers a wide selection among many references of national and international wines. The choice of the company and consequently of the wines is based on the knowledge of the single producers, sometimes even unknown ones, such as the leader companies affirmed on the market, so that it is possible to grant to the client diverse products in the taste and the price.


How to taste the wine

It is not true that to taste wine it is necessary to be expert. Also the less expert can learn with few tricks to taste the wine. But why do we say “taste the wine”? Because to taste it means to analyze it and appreciate it not only with the palate and mouth, but also with the eyes and the nose. Only in this way it is possible to recognize the scents, odors, flavors. Only in this way you will learn how to understand a wine. There flavors capable of bringing you back through time, by activating sensorial memories and emotions. For the tasting it is necessary to have a wine, a stem glass which is well cleaned (but without any soap), a white paper sheet and a notebook to take down notes. The very first step is to carefully observe the wine while it is poured into the glass, then you bring the glass to the eye’s height in order to evaluate the transparence, the clearness and the effervescence when it is present. Then you side the white paper sheet to the wine glass in order to evaluate the intensity, the tone and the shades of the wine. After analyzing the color, you begin to rotate the glass such in a way you bring the wine to the walls: the lighter wines, such as the Vernaccia of San Gimignano, sweep quickly, while the stronger ones, such as the Nobile of Montepulciano, remains on the walls longer.


Once you got to this point, you should bring the glass close to your nose, slowly rotate the glass around so that the odorous substances of the wine can spread. Then you intensely breath in keeping your eyes closed, and then you write on your notebook everything that comes up to your mind or remembers that flavor. The classification of the wine scents is done by association with known natural scents, such as dry or fresh fruit, pears, almonds, the flavor of cherries or even the one of the leather, the gypsum or the wood. For instance, the Chianti Classic has floral notes combined with red fruits, the Vermentino has scents of summer fruit with mature pulp and yellow flowers. The Chianti has an intense scent of fresh fruit with a spiced touch, similar to the cherry, the myrtle and the prune. After you smelled the wine, finally you can taste it. It is important to sip it slowly. The small quantity of wine must be kept in the mouth for some second in order to catch the taste sensations: you must try to notice the initial flavor, the medium one and the final one. The fundamental taste that the tongue is capable of recognizing are four: sweet, sour, savory and bitter. The good wines have a great balance in sourness, alcoholic percentage and tannin percentage.

Selection of italian wines

Valle d'Aosta: Müller Thurgau, Gamay, Pinot Nero
Piemonte: Barolo, Nebbiolo, Dolcetto d'Alba, Barbera d'Asti, Roero, Barbaresco, Gattinara
Lombardia: Franciacorta Brut e Saten, Valtellina Sfursat, Oltrepo Pavese, Lambrisco Mantovano, Moscato di Scanzo, Lugana
Veneto: Valdobbiadene, Amarone della Valpolicella, recioto, Soave Superiore, Prosecco, Valpolicella Classico Superiore
Trentino Alto Adige: Casteller, Teroldego Rotaliano
Friuli-Venezia Giulia: Lison, Prsecco, Kras
Liguria: Riviera Ligure di Ponente, Dolceacqua
Emilia Romagna: Pignoletto, Colli Bolognesi, Ortrugo, Gutturnio, Lambrusco di Sorbara, Colli Piacentini, Sangiovese
Toscana: Brunello di Montalcino, Carmignano, Chianti, Moscadello di Montalcino, Vin Santo, Morellino di Scansano, Aleatico Passito dell'Elba, Nobile di Montepulciano, Vernaccia di San Gimignano
Umbria: Montefalco Sagrantino, Torgiano Rosso Riserva
Marche: Verdicchio, Vernaccia, Lacrima di Morro d'Alba
Lazio: Frascati, Aleatico, Est! Est!! Est!!!, Moscato di Terracina, Castelli Romani
Abruzzo Montepulciano d'Abruzzo
Molise: Biferno
Campania: Aglianico del Taburno, Aglianico Beneventano, Fiano di Avellino, Greco di Tufo, Taurasi, Aversa, Campi Flegrei, Capri, Falanghina del Sannio, Vesuvio, Falerno del Massico, Lacryma Christi Vesuvio, Moio 57 Mondragone, Ischia DOC
Puglia: Castel del Monte, Primitivo di Manduria, Aleatico, Moscato di Trani, Squinzano
Basilicata: Aglianico del Vulture Superiore
Calabria: Bivongi, Cirò, Greco di Bianco, Lamezia, Melissa
Sicilia: Alcamo, Etna, Malvasia delle Lipari, Marsala, Passito di Pantelleria, Riesi, Sambuca di Sicilia, Sicilia DOC, Nero d’Avola
Sardegna: Vermentino, Alghero, Cannonau, Moscato di Sorso-Sennori, Nuragus