Saturday, 15 November 2008

Autumn in the vineyards...

Rionero in Vulture
...in this "Vulture" part of the Region of Basilicata, in the very south of Italy, known for its exquisite "Aglianico" wines.

25 comments:

Hope said...

Such beautiful colors...the brown and green stripes of color in the vineyard!

Dina said...

So lovely. Interesting sky too.

Snapper said...

Beautiful!

Julie said...

Such wonderful geometry in this shot, Diederick. Both the colours and the shape add such density to your image.

Welcome back from your sojourn south ...

www.niamhphotography.com said...

lovely composition and colours

Mister Earl said...

Love your photos, Mister Arona!

Blognote said...

Thank you, Hope!!

Thank you Dina!!

Thanks for your kind comment, Snapper!!

Thank you Julie!! That was a very interesting trip to the beautiful south of Italy.

Thank you for your kind comment, Niamhphotography!!

Thank you too, Mr. Earl!!

Carrie Hayes said...

I love the lines and color in your photo

D said...

Just when I think Autumn can't be any more beautiful...you capture this magnificence.

Virginia said...

I'll drink to that gorgeous, gorgeous landscape!!! Grazie for putting it up before I leave on my jet plane. Au revoir my friend, I mean Mr. Arona! Mister Earl's a piece of work isn't he!!
V

Tash said...

The colors are so beautifully rich. My uncle returned from Croatia tonight. They had a decent harvest at the family vineyard although a lot of grapes were too dry due to the drought. They still managed to make 500 l of wine.

Blognote said...

Thank you, Carrie, D and Tash, for your kind comments.
This year should be an excellent wine year, so I wish the same for your uncle, Tash!!

Au revoir, my friend Virginia, et bon voyage!! I have no doubt at all that you will have a great time in France, considering also your very sunny character!! Enjoy yourselves!

Fredrik said...

Wonderful colours! Is the wine any good?

Blognote said...

Thanks Fredrik!!
The wines, "Aglianico del Vulture",are considered at the level of the best Brunello di Montalcino and of the best Barolo wines! Only after 4 years of vinification proceedings, it is put on the market. It can stay in the bottle for another 5 to 10 years, when they are at their top-level!

rob said...

Linee e colori molto belli e... concordo sull'Aglianico, squisito!

babooshka said...

You can't beat two tone autumn colours.

Ann said...

There's a real warmth in those colours. Glorious.

Blognote said...

Grazie, Rob!! Hai un ottimo gusto! Non avevo dubbi.

Thank you, Babooshka!!

And you too, Ann!!

humanobserver said...

Back with a bang ! So vibrant.....

cologneblog said...

Wonderful earthen colours. There is nothin more beautiful than the vineyards in autumn.

Dusty Lens said...

And such glorious colors! How is the wine from this region?

Blognote said...

Thank you, Humanobserver!!

And you too, Cologneblog!!

The Aglianico wine belongs to the very best in Italy, together with Brunello di Montalcino, Barolo and Sassicaia, Dusty Lens!!
To give you an idea: the 2008 vintage excellent by the way!) will be available on the market at the beginning of 2013! If then you keep the wine in the bottle for another five years even ten years, you would have a fantastic wine on your table!! I know that in the US the prices reach U$ 140/U$170 per bottle depending on the vintage.
I am going to take care of one of the best wineries in the "Vulture" area for export purposes.
Diederick

tr3nta said...

Aglianico del Vulture.... MMMMmmmmm.... bentornato...

Marie-Noyale said...

I don't know about their wine.. but the country side is already worth the visit!!

Blognote said...

Grazie, Tr3nta...they are realy excellent!

Thank you, Marie!!