I have recently discovered a delightful white wine from the hills of Piacenza (a city on the border line between Emilia and Lombardy). The wine is aptly named : Boccadirosa . It is a Malvasia dei Colli Piacentini, made entirely with " Malvasia di Candia aromatica" grape. The name of the producer is LURETTA, an estate passionately run by Felice and Lucio Salamini according to the bio-dynamic principles. A charming late-harvest version called Le Rane is also made in a few thousands bottles.
I have been told that Malvasia di Candia Aromatica, a very ancient grape variety, was established on the hills of Piacenza in the Middle Ages and that this is the only area where it is currently on production. Perhaps Gregory Dal Piaz , with his love and deep knowledge of the Italian wines, will be able to tell me something more about this fascinating varietal.
Gianfranco Campione,Siena- ITALY
- Reply by CheloSpahn, Nov 24, 2012.
Benvenuto a Snooth!
Thanks for the head-up GC. We hope you enjoy you stay on snooth and everything you said will be take into account.
On the other hand I'm sad because some of these wine will never arrived to Colombian market so you are forced to travel all around the world to taste this amazing eartch gifts.
Again welcome to Snooth!
- Reply by campione, Nov 25, 2012.