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.