Friday, January 25, 2008

Piedmonte, Italy

My brother in-law Vanni (Giovanni for short) scheduled a trip to Piedmonte to visit a vineyard in Barbaresco.
Yes, f'n Barbaresco. What a treat!

Upon our arrival, we were greeted by the owner of the vineyard who not only is an excellent wine maker, but also the 1977 Italian Rally Car Race Champion. (yah, seriously)
We took a tour of the land in his 1.9 liter turbo charged Alfa Romeo.
Zipping through the narrow streets up and down the hills was so much fun.

His vineyard is within a stone's throw away from the world reknown Gaja estate.
I was in awe. I was going to taste 4 different styles of this gentleman's wine, take a private tour of his estate and his bottling plant, and be served a meal prepared by the his staff in true essence of Piedmonte style. Viva L'Italiano !

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