Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore

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Viticulture and ENology:
Innovation meets Tradition

Edition VI
First level specializing master
a.y. 2021-2022
Place: Piacenza
Application deadline: August 30th, 2021

Viticulture and Enology: innovation meets tradition [VENIT]

25th November 2019 - h. 17

Vigne Olcrù Santa Maria della Versa (PV)


  • 17:00
    Welcome Olcrù Owner and Master Director
  • 17:15
    Report presentations
  • 20:00
    Graduation ceremony
  • 20:30
    Closing dinner

For info:

www.vigneolcru.com or stefano.poni@unicatt.it

Poster »

Master VENIT enriches its experimental equipment by opening a new teaching winery.

The structure will be fully operational starting vintage 2020 and it will be available for practical activities and also for internships.

Prof. Milena Lambri is the responsible for this new greet facility.

A new “Sensory Lab” opened on 12 April 2019 at the Facoltà of Scienze Agrarie, Alimentari e Ambientali of the Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore in Piacenza.

This sensory lab was conceived and realized according to most advanced technology in sensorial analysis.

The tasting room can host up to 20 tasters and it is equipped to welcome analyses of quite different food matrices going from wine to coffee, oil to chocolate, beer to grappa  not to exclude other typical food from the Po Valley Region.

When it gets into wine tasting, the lab will present ideal conditions in terms of full control of environmental condition such as odors, light sources, noise, temperature and humidity. A “cozy” environment is very much needed when the taster is required to express his/her subjective feeling about a given wine!

  • 13th June, 11:00 -12:15 - Room 5
    Climate, Grapes, & Wine: Structure, Suitability, & Sustainability in a Changing Climate

Poster »

  • 15th May, 16.30 - Room S. Francesco
    Cold hardiness of grapevines and methods of protection and recovery

  • 15th May, 16.30 - Room 5
    Variety selection in cool-cold climate viticulture and production of ice wine

Poster »

For more information and registration »



Date & hour


Discover the senses and their memory

Elements of physiology of senses, stimula and their
Practical activity on olfactory memory on simple flavors.
Tasting of the first wine.

Thu. March 7

Anne Meglioli

How much are we sensitive to taste?

Taste thresholds. Outline of taste anatomy and physiology.
Practical activity on taste perception.
Tasting of one wine.
Thu. March 14

Anne Meglioli

How to taste How to taste a wine. The tasting score card.
Tasting of four wines.
Thu. March 21

Alberto Morselli

Legislation and wine label Wine labels and consumer protection.
Legislation and classification of wines:
the pyramid of wine quality.
Tasting of four wines.
Thu. March 28

Raffaella Bisceglia

The grapevine: the origin of everything Elements of viticulture. Grape composition.
Juice to fresh mass ratios.
Tasting of four wines.
Tue. April 2

Roberto Miravalle

Enology – From cluster to must Main must biochemical compounds. Grape ripening.
Harvest and grape transport to the winery.
The structure of a winery. Wine tanks and containers.
Tasting of four wines
Thu. April 4

Lily Ronney

Enology – Must changes into wine Main biological processes of wine making:
alcoholic and malolactic fermentations.
Primary and secondary metabolites
of the two processes. Tasting of four wines.
Thu. April 11

Giovanni Masini

Enology – Red wine making Red wine making: different steps
from crushing to racking.
Tasting of four wines.
Thu. April 18

Francesca WAMSLEY

Enology – White wine making White wine making: different steps
from crushing to storage
Tasting of four wines.
Thu. May 2

Chiara Pezzi

Enology – Alternative red wine making Alternative red wine making: rosé wines.
Wine making under carbonic maceration: novello wines.
Tasting of four wines.
Thu. May 9

Francesco Iacono

Enology – Fining of wine Fining, stabilization, ageing, bottling.
Tasting of four wines.
Tue. May 14

Chiara Pezzi

Sometimes something goes wrong Main analytical parameters of wine.
Wine alteration and defects.
Tasting of four wines.
Thu. May 16
to be confirmed
Special wines with bubbles Spumante wines. Traditional method and Charmat method.
Tasting of four wines.
Thu. May 23

Piera Genta

Special wines without bubbles Fortified wines, flavored wines and mistelles.
Passito wines.
Tasting of four wines.
Thu. May 30

Vito Intini

Region's wine making Area, soil, climate, vineyards, denominations and local wines.
Tasting of four wines.
to be confirmed

Matteo Balderacchi

Final exam Written test.
Tasting of five wines.
to be confirmed

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