Thursday, July 18, 2013

Waiting for the action to start at The Wine Country in Signal Hill

G.D. Vajra Barbera d'Alba 2010
G.D. Vajra Dolcetto d'Alba Coste & Fossati 2011
G.D. Vajra Langhe Nebbiolo 2010
G.D. Vajra Barolo Albe 2008
G.D.Vajra Moscato d'Asti 2011

Tuesday, July 9, 2013

A great introduction to San Polino and their farming practices . . .

Just a little video of San Polino with lots of great shots of the vineyards and the people.

 https://vimeo.com/69792895
The password: sanpolino

Brief but gives you a great sense of where the wine comes from . . .

Monday, July 8, 2013

Helichrysum from San Polino . . .

San Polino also has a cuvee by the same name from the highest part of their estate vineyard.

Helichrysum is an herb that one finds all over the hills of Montalcino and it is in particular abundance at San Polino.  The smell of the countryside is the smell of Helichrysum among others.


Tuesday, July 2, 2013

In the bag today . . .

A good mix for being on the street today selling wine.  Some summer whites, a rosè, some cru Beaujolais, Italian Pinot(!) And some Barolo . . . as nothing says summertime like Barolo!  ;-)

Harvest 2017 at Praesidium in the Abruzzo . . . captions by Antonia Pasquale

6th October 2017 Cases ready for hosting the grapes still on the vines - the Sirente chain of mountains on the bottom  Grapes in the c...