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Almond, Bio Dynamic, Brilliant, Cortese, Deep straw color, DOCG Gavi, Gavi Aged Gavi, Natural, Oaked Cortese, Organic, Piedmonte Gavi DOCG, Rare, Tenuta san Pietro, white wine, Woman wine maker -

This is an Organic/Bio Dynamic, 9 year old Cortese from the village of Gavi in Piedmont Italy. At the bottom of this beautiful south western hillside, below the 16th century buildings is an ancient Almond tree. The staff at the farm believe the old vine roots of the Cortese grape vines which run deep, are touching the roots of the Almond tree. They call this wine IL Mandorlo.....The Almond! Bright yellow color with beautiful aromas of sweet almond and acacia flowers. Great structure, proper acidity and tantalizing texture on the palate. Long lasting finish. Limited supplies so don’t wait to...

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allegretti, apellation, bio, blog, chianti, Edoardo, education, harvest, Healthy, Inspiration, italian, italy, Organic, producer, profile, summer, under $20, Under $30, vendemmia, winemaking -

In September 2011 I was lucky enough to be studying Italian in Umbria at the University for Foreigners in Perugia, just a two or three hour train ride from nearly anywhere in Tuscany. One lucky day I got an email from my friend Edoardo Dilaghi, owner of Allegretti, inviting me to help with the harvest. Here's a collection of images from that weekend, mixed with a few from an earlier trip to the vineyard.    It was a ton of fun and good hard work. We were all well rewarded with some incredible wines and amazing meals put together by...

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apulia, bianco, bio, fiano, innovation, italy, mila, negroamaro, Organic, oscar green, perrini, Perrini, philanthropy, primitivo, producer, profile, puglia, rosso, social welfare, southern italy, under $20, Under $30, verdeca, video, vito perrini, Wine -

Vito and Mila Perrini Teaching Local Kids About Healthy Eating Brother and sister duo Vito and Mila Perrini saved their failing family farm in the late 1990's. Generations of ancestors had toiled on the scorching hot lands that now surround their new state-of-the-art winemaking cantina in Castellaneta Marina, Apulia. While the region is chronically plagued by low average wages, low economic output, and some of the hottest weather in the country, the Perrinis are utterly excelling and they're bringing their community up with them.  Vito has been awarded the Oscar Green Award, Italy's highest award for farmers, for innovative and...

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