The oldest Italian wine in the world is found
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Researchers have found evidence of the oldest Italian wine in the world in Bronze Age containers, suggesting that wine production may begin in the early 4th century BC.
This discovery has just been published in detail in the Journal of Chemistry.
Before that, it was believed that wine production had developed in Italy in the Middle Ages (from 1300-1100 BC).
According to chemical analysis carried out on the neck, it was a wine container.
Leading researcher of the archaeological group Davide Tanasi from the University of South Florida in Tampa, USA conducted chemical analysis of residues on ceramic pots found at the Copper Age site of Monte Kronio in Agrigento, located on the coast. southwest of Sicily.
The team determined that residues containing tartaric acid and sodium salt of alcohol, this natural amount occurs in grape bark when conducting wine production.
Now researchers are trying to determine whether the alcohol in the neck is red or white.
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