More Harvest Updates

Sagrantino grapes, Montefalco, Umbria (Photo ©Tom Hyland) Two more harvest updates from Italy: Filippo Antonelli – proprietor, Antonelli, Montefalco, Umbria “2011 was a very strange season in Italy: a rather dry spring, a very fresh July and a very warm end of August and September; the results are: in general lower production, a very good … Continue reading More Harvest Updates

Italian Varieties – P to S

  P Pecorino White variety from Abruzzo and Marche. Generally aged in stainless steel, though some vinters barrel age it, achieving a creaminess. Pear and apple aromas. Piedirosso Lovely red variety of Campania, literally meaning “red feet,” a descriptor for the birds that sit on the vines when they eat the ripe berries. High acid, … Continue reading Italian Varieties – P to S