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From Vine to Wine

14 Sep

When in Italy, it’s hard not to get caught up in the production of wine. Grapes seem to grow everywhere with diverse types of soil, climate and winemaker contributions. Saturday afternoon, we headed to Leuta in Cortona, not only to sample wine but also to visit nature at its best.

Our friend Carlo was our guide as we headed to the beautiful Leuta vineyards. I’ll let the photos tell the story of the beautiful day we had.

Leuta vineyard with Cortona in background:

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©Blogginginitaly.comLeuta vines up close:

Leuta vines up close:

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Carlo and Len:

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Leuta worker:

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Next career?

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Yours truly ready with Epi pen and Benadryl, but the bees were much more interested in the grapes…

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Other beautiful sights:

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A close up of same building with a fig tree growing within…

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Afterward, we caught up with Denis, the passionate owner of Leuta, as he was giving a tour of the wine making process…

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We were fortunate enough to sample several of Leuta’s excellent wines and once again hear  the story of Denis’ love of winemaking, a passion that grew from working with his grandfather.

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On the way home, we saw this, the inactive Amiata Volcano .

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Thanks, Carlo, and Denis, for a wonderful day!

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For more on Leuta, visit Leuta.

Ciao,

Judy

 

 

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