A winery in the heart of Rome has launched a campaign to show the world that it’s possible to achieve a perfect wine from a single hectare.
The winery, Villa Antonio Winery, is the only one of its kind in the world and boasts two distinct styles of wine – a traditional Italian-style wine called cabernet and an Italian-inspired red wine called Pinot Noir.
Its wine, however, is not for the faint of heart, as the winery has been named the world’s worst wine producer for two years running.
In 2016, the Italian government fined Villa Ansonio for using imported grapes in its Pinot Nouveau, which is a red wine made from the grapes of the vineyard.
“I thought that if there was one word that could describe the wine, it was ‘poor’,” explained Giuseppe De Ponte, a winemaker who has worked at the winemaking operation for over 40 years.
“But it turns out that the word ‘bad’ is the one that comes to mind.”
In his opinion, the Pinot has a “poor” reputation.
“It’s just like the red wine, but it’s a little bit less tasty,” he said.
But it is not the first time that the vineyards have been the target of criticism.
In 2011, the UK government fined a number of wineries for using imports.
In the past two years, the government has banned wineries from using imported wine and forced them to produce their own.
The Pinot was also found to be among the worst in Europe for a variety of environmental and health problems, including soil erosion and water pollution.
According to the wine industry’s website, “we produce Pinot, a pure and pure red wine with little or no preservatives”.
However, according to Prof De Ponto, the vine is not just for show.
“This wine is important because it has an influence on the history of the wine and it has the possibility of being an iconic icon,” he told the BBC.
“For me, it is a good example of how you can create a truly exceptional wine.”
Mr De Pono said that if Villa Anonio were to lose its licence to export, he believes the wineries could lose their licences as well.
“If you don’t know the history behind the Pinots, the wines you buy from them could end up being inferior,” he added.
The government has not made any formal announcement about the Pinottos licence, but Mr De Pono said that they are in the process of seeking approval to change their production methods.
“The Pinotto wine industry in Italy is so important, it’s not only important for the wines produced here, it can also create jobs and increase exports for Italy,” he explained.
“We don’t want to lose our jobs because of the Pinotto.”