Progettare con gli aromi

While aromas and their impact are the starting point for the new Italesse project, combining passion and technical excellence in tasting is its goal. So when imagining, designing and creating their latest products, the team of Italesse Senses broke down the individual wines into aromas to test the glasses, both with the wine, and also directly with blackcurrant, raspberry and black pepper... This allowed them to make essential modifications and micro-modifications to the structure of the glasses, improving sensory perceptions, especially for the sense of smell.

Work in the vineyard

The choice of the density of plants per hectare, the practice of green harvesting, working the land manually, with horses or with machines, as well as the choice between a manual harvest involving careful selection of the grapes or a machine harvest… affects the style of wine that we have in the glass.

Work in the cellar

The selection of the grapes, the method of pressing the grapes, the fermentation and the choice of temperature, the use of yeasts, traditional or innovative maceration, like the cryogenic method, for a greater extraction of aromas, the use of concrete, steel or wood tanks… determines the quality and style of the wine and its bouquet.

Ageing

The choice of how long to age the wine, the use of wooden barrels, or aluminium or concrete tanks, the toasting of the wood, the size of barrels or barriques, which affects oxygenation and has a strong influence on the aromatic characteristics. A wine aged in aluminium vats is characterized by fresh and fruity aromas, and a barrique aged wine by tertiary aromas ranging from coffee to vanilla.

Time

The passing of time is crucial to enjoy a wine at its best and savour all its characteristics, from ageing in the bottle to the phases through which the wine "opens" or "closes” to the nose, to its zenith, which is the best time to appreciate it.

Inspiration

What is it that makes a wine unique? Certainly the land, the grape variety or the combination of grape varieties, the changing seasons, the sun and the rain, the work and the stories of men and women that the wine brings with its aromas, which evoke memories and emotions as they pass from the glass to the nose and the palate. This is Terroir!

Every wine is unique

The set of elements that we call Terroir is what makes a wine unique.
A Pinot Noir from one region is different to that from another, and sometimes, like in Burgundy, it can even be different to that produced a few meters away. What sense does it make to still be talking about varietal glasses? And since it is not always possible to have a glass specially created for each wine, or sometimes for a specific vintage, then how can we make tasting unique?
The answer that we have come up with at Italesse, with the Senses project, is to create extremely professional products that elevate the senses, and in particular, aromas, with their exciting impact.

Imagine, design, test, redesign, produce unique instruments

Each product manufactured by Italesse is thought of as a unique professional instrument, which should respect the uniqueness of the wine. Starting from the design, for example of goblets, the team of Senses used conventional shapes to go beyond conventions, studying their structure to improve their capacity to oxygenate a wine and bring out its complexity, intensity, balance and elegance… testing it with wine and aromas, redesigning and modifying it to achieve a glass that can bring out the full organoleptic complexity of a wine.

From a varietal glass to an exciting glass

The work done by the team of Italesse Senses has not only allowed us to create glasses that are professional and exciting at the same time, but also to put an end to the idea of the varietal glass. In fact, it is no coincidence that the tests, which were approved by a special commission made up of producers, wine experts and sommeliers, demonstrate that the Masterclass 90 can bring out the best in whites like Chardonnay in an incredible way, with a similar shape to the one normally used for great red wines, and  Masterclass 70, for example, with a shape normally used for great white wines, can enhance a young and elegant Pinot Noir.  Thanks to this evolution, every wine will have its glass on the basis of its own characteristics, above and beyond conventions.

Outstanding Performance

Every Italesse product is thoroughly researched and made with attention to the smallest details, which guarantees the highest quality of important features such as strength, flexibility of the bowl and stem, lightness and resonance.
These characteristics are obtained through production with high quality crystal glass that is extremely strong, flexible, bright and light, and also environmentally friendly. For the more discerning and refined consumers, who are looking for a unique user experience, a mouth-blown, hand crafted version is available.

Among the products to come out of the Senses project, we recommend the glasses of the Masterclass and Etoilé Collection, and Wine 360°, an installation created to highlight the aromas and the entire universe of wine.

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Soil

Depending on whether the soil is sandy, clayey, pebbly, marl, limestone or a mixture of these… whether it is found at one latitude rather than another ... depending on the altitude, the gradient, the amount of exposure to the sun ... a wine will have a specific body, elegance, freshness… and a series of aromas that will characterize it in the glass.

Every grape variety has characteristics that affect every aspect of the wine, from the body to the tannin, to organoleptic properties.
A combination of grape varieties will therefore give a series of sensations that are the result of the style of a region, an estate or a winemaker.

The vines and the seasons

Each plant has its own life cycle, season after season, year after year … and so the vine, with its all its stages, from the famous "weeping" that awakens it from the rest phase, to budding, flowering… and finally ripening, the moment when the fruit reaches maturity.
The way in which these phases unfold affects the quality of the vintage of a wine.

Climatic conditions

The sun, the heat, the cold, the importance of water stress, water, "dry" harvesting in order to avoid the creation of moulds on grapes… every climatic condition, and the capacity of man to predict them, determines the yield of the entire wine production process, and its quality.

Soil

Depending on whether the soil is sandy, clayey, pebbly, marl, limestone or a mixture of these… whether it is found at one latitude rather than another ... depending on the altitude, the gradient, the amount of exposure to the sun ...
a wine will have a specific body, elegance, freshness… and a series of aromas that will characterize it in the glass.

Grape variety

Every grape variety has characteristics that affect every aspect of the wine, from the body to the tannin, to organoleptic properties.
A combination of grape varieties will therefore give a series of sensations that are the result of the style of a region, an estate or a winemaker.

Climatic conditions

The sun, the heat, the cold, the importance of water stress, water, "dry" harvesting in order to avoid the creation of moulds on grapes… every climatic condition, and the capacity of man to predict them, determines the yield of the entire wine production process, and its quality.

The vines and the seasons

Each plant has its own life cycle, season after season, year after year … and so the vine, with its all its stages, from the famous "weeping" that awakens it from the rest phase, to budding, flowering… and finally ripening, the moment when the fruit reaches maturity.
The way in which these phases unfold affects the quality of the vintage of a wine.

Work in the vineyard

The choice of the density of plants per hectare, the practice of green harvesting, working the land manually, with horses or with machines, as well as the choice between a manual harvest involving careful selection of the grapes or a machine harvest… affects the style of wine that we have in the glass.

Work in the cellar

The selection of the grapes, the method of pressing the grapes, the fermentation and the choice of temperature, the use of yeasts, traditional or innovative maceration, like the cryogenic method, for a greater extraction of aromas, the use of concrete, steel or wood tanks… determines the quality and style of the wine and its bouquet.

Ageing

The choice of how long to age the wine, the use of wooden barrels, or aluminium or concrete tanks, the toasting of the wood, the size of barrels or barriques, which affects oxygenation and has a strong influence on the aromatic characteristics. A wine aged in aluminium vats is characterized by fresh and fruity aromas, and a barrique aged wine by tertiary aromas ranging from coffee to vanilla.

Time

The passing of time is crucial to enjoy a wine at its best and savour all its characteristics, from ageing in the bottle to the phases through which the wine "opens" or "closes” to the nose, to its zenith, which is the best time to appreciate it.

Grape variety

Products

Tests on the glass based on the best performance obtained in the first two tests.

Tests to compare the aromatic yield of cloves with two different glasses.

Tests carried out with cloves to study the aromatic yield in relation to the height of the glass and the opening of the bowl.

Tests carried out with cloves to study the aromatic yield in relation to the breadth of the bowl and the different curves of its sides.

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