Sunday, November 9, 2014

A Mattina in Vigna - Fattoria Alois, Pontelatone (Ce)


I couldn't think of a better way to spend a fall morning than a passeggiata in a Campania vineyard.  A couple of weeks ago, I had the opportunity to do just that thanks to an invitation from Marco Ricciardi, delgate of AIS Caserta and my new friends at Fattoria Alois.


The invitation included a visit to the winery's vineyards where the vines were bursting with beautiful mature aglianico, pallagrello nero, and casavecchia grapes.





The invitation included a chance to help out with the harvest that morning. The invitation included a tour of the winery and  a lesson on vinification led by agronomist Nicola Trabucco.


Of course, the invitation included a wine tasting of Alois's wines paired with some amazing cheese awesome pane, and an amazing lunch.






I can't wait to go back next week.  You see, the invitation also included a return visit where we will learn about pruning the vines...touring the winery...wine tasting...and an amazing lunch.


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