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The screw has ancient roots in the Amalfi Coast, perhaps due to imperial Rome, or age still more remote. The lack of available land suggested the installation on supports live (usually maondorlini, nuts or loquat), so that the grapes grow and mature along with other fruits, in a sort of vineyard-orchard.Then, in the Middle Ages, beginning with the 'eleventh century, the conquest of their own individuality lives, freeing themselves from the fruit trees. Once again, the scarcity of land, the rocky nature of the area and its extension for the most part in height, soon led to prefer growing on an arbor. ie a sort of grid, consisting of a cross between poles, around which two meters above the ground, find space shoots.The harvest wine done so not much different from that of today: the clusters, once washed, were crushed with a wooden press, the palmentum, connected to a tank made of wood or masonry, the lavellum towards which flowed into the must.
The latter was kept in oak casks and barrels, which were placed in a cool, dry ranean, or the buctarium cellarium.The range of wine grapes that are produced are often colorful and evocative names, and we find, for Wine White: Ginestra, Pepella the Ripoli and phenyl, the vines are not reflected elsewhere, and for red and rosé wines, we have: Piedirosso Sciascinoso and Dyer. The Amalfi Coast has offered over the centuries, a choice of fine wines enough and appropriate for the different tastes and different circumstances: from the wine derived from Latin screws to the "greek" with added honey and spices, and more in an excellent Vernaccia Minor produced.Screw Amalfi Coast Amalfitana Le fate of the vineyard in the characters remain firmly tied to the land and especially to its happy climate. The proof is lamillenaria continuity of the screws to the present day and their dedication through the Doc of '94 wines of Furore, Ravello and Tramonti.
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