Thursday, 5 June 2008

Late afternoon

600.000 hectolitres of "Guaranteed and Controlled Designation of Origin" wines, plus 300.000 hectolitres of "Typical Geographic Indication" wines are produced every year in the Oltrepò Pavese area. The most important grape is the Pinot Nero (Pinot Noir), followed by the Croatina and Barbera and Moscato grapes. The welknown wines are: Pinot Nero, Bonarda, Buttafuoco, Riesling and Moscato, amongst other.
This photo was taken in the area close to the city of Voghera in the Province of Pavia. On a clear day you can see Milan and the Swiss Alps from there.

12 comments:

USelaine said...

It looks like Eden, and not unlike parts of my own Mendocino county. A lovely shot.

Rose said...

Ah...
This is not fair... more countryside, more wine talk, more beautiful views and all done in excellent writing and lovely pictures...
Well, I guess I will have to keep coming back ;)

Blognote said...

Thank you, Uselaine. Then we are both blessed to live near Eden!

Rose, this will be the last photo of this beautiful countryside for now but I promise to post some shots during the autumn colours, which are marvellous there!

Rose said...

The last :( oh no!!!
You better make sure you show me something nice or I am out of here...lol
Just joking...I am sure you will bring some good stuff to show us ;)

babooshka said...

I have to echo Rose's thoughts, a beautiful post all round. The image, the words, the prospcet of tasting the wine, just wonderful.

Blognote said...

Thank you again, Rose, for your kind words!

Thank you too, Babooshka!

María Isabel Guerra said...

lovely place!

Nathalie said...

Beautiful beautiful scenery!

Carraol said...

Enlarging the picture looks like a painting, beautiful land and besides produced wine! I'll try to find one of these.

Blognote said...

Thank you, Maria Isabel and you Nathalie!

Also in reality it seems that you are stepping into a painting, Carraol! Thanks for coming by.

Fabrizio - ikol22 said...

Maybe talking about Voghera your guests will ingore who was borh there but if talk of Valentino (the fashion designer) they for sure will know him ;-)

Blognote said...

They know, Fabrizio! I am sure they (should) know..!