Besides the essential Pleasantness Index, which is the only real measure of every wine’s analytic-sensorial value, there are other qualitative indices that also are significant in composing a certain product’s final evaluation, they can either measure a certain wine-producer’s operational capabilities or the actual existing possibility to purchase each wine (for all wines that Luca Maroni has tasted you will be able to find all qualitative indices),
Retail Price/Value Index (RPI)
It expresses the relation between Pleasantness Index (PI) and Retail Price (RP) for a 0,75 bottle, thus it is the actual measure of a wine’s cost effectiveness. It is a scalar intensive measure, rated on a decimal scale. The RPI increases at the PI increasing and it decreases at the 0,75 lt bottle’s RP rising.A wine whose PI is valued sufficient (PI=60) will score a sufficient RP value (RP=6) if it is sold for no more than 5,16€. A wine whose scored PI is that of a Fruit-Wine (PI=84) will be evaluated as sufficient in the RP index (RP=6) if the retail price stays under 38,73€.
Quali-Quantitative Index (QQ)
It expresses the relation between a wine’s PI and that wine’s number of produced bottles, thus it represent the real and actual measure of any wine’s availability and distribution. The indication that such index gives about quantitative pleasantness or specific pleasantness is indeed precious. It is the very measure of each producer’s ability to develop high quality over a large number of bottles. It is a measure that Italian wine certainly can and must still improve. It is a scalar intensive measure, rated on a decimal scale. The QQ index raises both at the rising of the PI and the number of produced bottles. A wine that has a PI valued as sufficient (PI=60) needs a production of at least 60.000 bottles in order to have a sufficient QQ score (QQ=6). A Fruit-Wine (PI=84) has a sufficient QQ score (QQ=6) being produced in at least 3.000 bottles.
Total Quali-Quantitative Index (TQQ)
It expresses the relation between a winery’s average IP and the total number of bottles it produces per year. It is a scalar intensive measure, rated on a decimal scale. The TQQ index is directly proportional to both the average PI and the total amount of produced bottles, obtaining the latter by adding together the number of all the definitive tasted wines’ produced bottles. A winery whose average PI is sufficient (PI=60) can get a sufficient score in the TQQ index (TQQ=6) with a production of at least 1.000.000 bottles per the year. A winery that has the average PM of a Fruit-Wine (PI=84) shall produce at least 50.000 bottles per year in order to be valued as sufficient in the TQQ index (TQQ=6).
Purchasability Index (PUR)
It expresses the relation among a certain wine’s PI, its retail price and the number of produced bottles. Thus this is a total index, as it is overall related to pure quality (PI), cost effectiveness (RPI) and availability of any tasted wine. It is precious the indication that it gives about the actual possibility to valuably buy a certain wine. It is a scalar intensive measure, rated on a decimal scale. The PUR index increases at the PI’s increment, it decreases if the retail price grows and again it rises with the number of produced bottles. A wine whose PI is valued as sufficient (PI=60) shall be produced in at least 60.000 bottles and it shall be sold for no more than 5,16€ in order to reach a sufficient PUR score (PUR=6). A Fruit-Wine (PI=84) will get a sufficient PUR score (PUR=6) if the production is of no lower than 3.000 bottles and the retail price is no higher than 38,73€.