Gusto's Umbrian Wine Adventure

Up close n personal with the Vendemmia…

Posted in Uncategorized by gustowinetours on September 5, 2010

'Our' vineyard!

I couldn’t believe my eyes on the 1st September – there I was wasting time on the computer as usual and, of course, occasionally gazing out the window – I do have a rather spectacular view of Montefalco and the rows of vines at the back of the house – when suddenly there appeared a tractor with a big trailer and a few rustic guys n gals with old plastic buckets outside my window.

Skilful driving around the tight turns around the rows!

They had a short laughter-filled meeting and then separated and scurried down the rows of grapevines armed with their buckets and with the tractor slowly making it’s way up through the middle of the vines so that the folk could empty their buckets of glorious grapes into the trailer without having to walk too far.

The vendemmia in action

Our landlord sells the grapes to a local cantina about 2 km away from here Il Poggio Turri ….

Cantina Poggio Turri

Getting into the swing of things now!

There’s a mix of white grapes on the 7 vine rows – Grechetto, Malvesia and Pinot Grigio – with a streak of an unknown red grape – probably Sangiovese

All done - heading off to the cantina now!

A few days ago our landlord gave us a bunch of the pinot grigio grapes, I have to say, they were delish!

So now we will HAVE to visit this cantina again, knowing that the grapes from our own back garden go into their wines!

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