Ever since it launched in 2012, Grape Collective – the multi-media, online magazine devoted to wine — has driven the “wine conversation” in new and exciting directions.
Its motto is points of view, not points: In a wine writing world dominated by ratings and scores, Grape Collective has been a true breath of fresh air for winemakers, writers, and wine lovers alike.
Founder and editor-in-chief Christopher Barnes recently took time out to sit down and chat with La Porta di Vertine grape grower and winemaker Giacomo Mastretta (above). The interview includes a short video as well.
“What does it mean to you to be an organic winemaker?” asked Christopher.
“I think that there’s no reason to look for complexity in the glass if you don’t have complexity in your soil,” answered Giacomo. “You have something to express. That’s why the starting point is there, so this means to be organic, to accept and look for the biodiversity and the richness.”