Last week, prior to bottling our 2 newest children, Syrah and Montepulciano, I took off to parts north to see some beautiful Fall colors and taste one of my favorite wine types in the world-Pinot Noir from Burgundy.
My friend from KC, Bill and I drove first to Lake Como to stay with the lovely Alessandra at her vacation rentals: holidaysingittana.it above
Varenna on the eastern shore of the lake. We stayed a couple of days and explored the wines of Arpepe, near Sondrio who have a really tough job growing Nebbiolo on steeply terraced slopes where no tractor can arrive. Everything is done by hand, at least I have my tractor to spray, mow and till.