Not surprisingly, we are presenting information on another Italian organic wine producer to participate in the next Wine Pleasures International Organic Workshop:
The Punset Winery is located in the village of Neive, in the Piemonte district of Italy. The “azienda agricola” lays up on a hill which faces the old town. The Winery’s name Punset comes from the Piedmont’s dialect and history, which says that the Counts of Neive gave this nickname to the roundish peak they could see from their castle, where the winery and vineyards are today. Today the winery is run by Marina Marcarino, who is one of a few female wine makers which first started this activity in Piedmont; she is making the winery one of the top producers of the area.
The property, has been owned by the Marcarino family for many years: it was about year 1964 that the Punset winery decided to sell its wines in shops and restaurants. Up to this period the wines were made only for family use.
Over the 40 years that the winery has been marketing their products, they have developed methods and philosophy of making excellent wines at reasonable prices. Punset Vineyards are controlled by an agricultural director, always following organic methods without using chemical pesticides, insecticides and fertilizers.
Punset is the only winery in the area that was totally converted to the growth of vines with natural certified methods, in 1987. Selected grapes from owned vineyards become wines under the oenologist’s technical control, combining technology with tradition. Wines with typical characteristics of high quality and personality are reaching many markets with an increasing positive reputation year by year. Only the very best grapes picked in our vineyards are made into our wines. The Punset brand is becoming well known also thanks to specialized journalists of books and magazines. Many awards and recognition have been given to those wines lately and at least one of our Punset wine is awarded by important writers annually. In particular, “the Wine Spectator” and “Santè”, as well as Robert Parker, put this wines at their top ratings.
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