Stephen Quinn, Digital Development Editor of South China Morning Post, poses to photographer in the studio Thursday, December 29th, 2011, at the SCMP Studio on Leighton Office in Causebay Bay.
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hylloxera, the louse that devastated vineyards worldwide in the late 19th century, also transformed wine growing.Hong Kong-based winemaker Tersina Shieh, one of only 26 qualified Italian Wine Ambassadors worldwide, says that Sicily's Mt. Etna is "the up-and-coming region" and she thinks the up-and-coming grape is its native Nerello Mascalese. If the consumer is ready to embrace such grapes (helped by Shieh), then a bright future shines for many other very good native grapes. Rapuzzi says that to achieve fine tannins, Schioppettino can only be planted in very specific sites, and yield management is very important. He harvests late (it is the last grape he picks) when night temperatures are quite low, to retrain fragrance and bring complexity to the wine. The 1983 Ronchi di Cialla Schioppettion is without great body or concentration but is just wondrous, admirably demonstrating how Rapuzzi is judging this grape's aging ability. The 1995 vintage was excellent, and wine from that year is still showing freshness with a satinate texture and tannins which still shyly say hello.
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