Sunday, May 9, 2010

Italy Day one

Day one: of tasting and bus traveling.7 am breakfast. On a 3 hour drive to campania area of avellino to casa dell'orco winery. The guy next me just threw up! Thanks to my beatiful wife I am listening to mana en vivo! On e 45 towards Napoli beautiful day. A 30 min ride towards avellino. They use big rounds of 24 hl slowvenian oak to about 7 yrs. 2000 botls made here. They are at 360 m high. 1st wine sparkling falanghina from catine iannella. The winery is in st. MichelleThe wines: fiano, Greco, taurasi 05, 03, 01.After lunch: Now driving to apuglia .Andria castel del monte doc 12 to 15 miles from the ocean and 700 feet of elevation Here at the Rivera winery founded in 1950 with sebastiano and Carlo toratto. Primitivo grows in Taranto and negroamaro in salemto in the north of puglia Nero de troia and aglianico, for rose is use bombino Nero and bombino bianco. Primitivo and Neroamaro are early ripening grapes from august to mid September.1st wine: bambino bianco and rose from bambino Nero both lots of acidity and low alcohol. Montepulciano is so grown here. Salice salentono wich is made from negroaro, There are 26 appellations in puglia.09 preludio n1 Chardonnay, 09 pungirosa rose, 04 cappellaccio aglianico, castel del Monte is the only d.o With aglianico in apulia. 05 Il falcone reserva. 06 Triusco primitivo, I sat next to Carlos de corato the father.

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