As the flight descends into Bari, what unexpectedly strikes the first-time visitor’s eye is how flat the Puglian landscape is and how vast its olive groves are. Some 60 million olive trees grow in Puglia. I love extra virgin olive oil. And I also love wine.
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.
Q: Where can you celebrate 50 years of Italy’s 21 amazing wine producing regions in just 4 days ?
Charismatic Randall Grahm, of Bonny Doon Vineyard, is stirring the lees again, this time in the field of Grape Breeding. His new crowd funded project ‘Popelouchum’ promises to be as ground breaking as they come.