In a Galaxy far, far away… an unimagined stellar constellation has been discovered. Part of an erstwhile ‘unknown’ Parallel Universe, awash with wine-making stars, 58 of whom have yielded to the gravitational force of a diminutive grape.
The 2017 Harvest in Friuli Venezia Giulia is kicking off in earnest this week. And according to our trusty local tec-xperts, the indicators are positive for another Quality harvest in Italy’s far northeastern corner.
Vinibuoni D’Italia is one of the wine worlds most unique guides. With it’s prime focus on the wines produced from the vast selection of Italy’s native wine grapes, it goes without saying that this is an annual publication close to our native hearts.
We were photographing the brass plate at the entrance to the Tenuta delle Terre Nere cellar, when across the courtyard strolled Marco de Grazia. Now we’d never met him before. But we knew it was Marco, it must be.
Uncorking a bottle of Giuseppe Sedilesu ‘Mamuthone’ 2013, quite literally, we opened ourselves to another world. Mamoiada in the heart of the mountainous Barbagia, north central Sardinia, not far from Nuoro. It’s the home of those ancient masked Mamuthones. It’s also Cannonau country.