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

 

 

10 Responses to “From Vine to Wine”

  1. Fr Chuck Faso OFM September 14, 2015 at 4:35 PM #

    Grapes from the Vine! Hmmmmm! the Best!
    You two look great in the midst of the grape-laden vines!
    Grazie for the photos and comments. Pace e Bene!

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  2. wcrx1234 September 14, 2015 at 6:37 PM #

    Great Photos!!! XX

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  3. wcrx1234 September 14, 2015 at 6:39 PM #

    wcrx1234 is me, Mary Terese

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  4. jean September 14, 2015 at 11:10 PM #

    I remember when these gentlemen visited you in Chicago. Do they have a tasting room? Tours? Or is that too American Napa Valley? 🙂

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    • blogginginitaly September 15, 2015 at 2:06 AM #

      Yes, they do have a tasting room and give tours. You can contact them when you get here. Not too Napa at all. And good memory…Denis did come to Chicago as he sells his wine in the states.

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  5. Ishita September 14, 2015 at 11:16 PM #

    Someday I really want to be in Italy for the harvets season! yumm Grapes!

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  6. Diana September 15, 2015 at 3:44 AM #

    What an awesome experience!

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