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.
Thursday, 5 June 2008
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It looks like Eden, and not unlike parts of my own Mendocino county. A lovely shot.
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 ;)
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!
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 ;)
I have to echo Rose's thoughts, a beautiful post all round. The image, the words, the prospcet of tasting the wine, just wonderful.
Thank you again, Rose, for your kind words!
Thank you too, Babooshka!
Beautiful beautiful scenery!
Enlarging the picture looks like a painting, beautiful land and besides produced wine! I'll try to find one of these.
Thank you, Maria Isabel and you Nathalie!
Also in reality it seems that you are stepping into a painting, Carraol! Thanks for coming by.
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 ;-)
They know, Fabrizio! I am sure they (should) know..!
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