Before arriving in Brescia, I take the opportunity to meet some friends who are producers in Northern Italy…..
Carlo & Alessandra :azienda agricola Monte dall’Ora are producing delicious Valpolicella and Amarone and are Biodynamic. Visit of the cellar, talk & tasting: 2011 vintage from the cask and some bottles too. I love their wines because I can drink them so easily, beautiful pure fruit, lengh just enough, to drink with a perfusion, not a glass :)))
Went to see Matilde in Bardolino. Le Fraghe: nice family estate, tried all the wines from 2011 vintage. Loved the beautiful Cabernet Franc & the new chiaretto…
I know it sounds very french, but the classic Bordeaux grapes are very popular here to the point that you can find also Carmemére in some parts …
End of the day with a visit of my dear friend Graziano: Azienda Agricola Prà .. I met Graziano when he started his business – a few years ago – and introduced his wines in the UK while a friend of mine did Germany for him…. A Long friendly relationship ! Went to a nice trattoria for a quick diner.. He is still in harvest, so he wakes up early !!
Beautiful visit int the morning around the hills of Soave… 30% only of the appellation is on the hills….. then there is the flood, from the valley with no interest for the wine « amateur », just for money !
Arrival at the Hotel Vittoria in the city center.. beautiful, old style !
Like in the song…. the bed is too big … :)))
Will meet my friend Davide from Brescia, this afternoon, as well as friends who arrived for the EWBC event ..great !
Great & delicious lunch at « Lo Scultore cucina e vini » – Via Cattaneo 24 ( 7 min form Hotel Vittoria), Fab. food including pasta & Burgers made with local meat, cheese etc…