Tuesday, October 30, 2007
I wish everyone could read italian, because Raffaele writes in better prose than me. I am sitting in our breakfast hall in an empty agriturismo as we are now officially closed until December, and listening to "The Time Warp" coming from the kitchen. I am "borrowing" Raffaele's fotos from yesterday's work with the white raisins, so you can see our attempt to make a sweet wine. While I was in the vineyard cutting all those little ties we used to tether the white grapes to the cables, I espied some newly ripened montepulciano grapes and hand squashed them to make grape juice and for my 100th post which is the next one, I will show you pictures of the ice cream and cake, filling and icing I made with those grapes.
As Raffaele says on the N di Bacco blog, we pressed and pressed before ever seeing a drop of juice from the raisins, but now that we have a bit over 40 liters, the perfume is incredible and it is sooo sweet, I hope we make a nice sweet dessert wine and not a nice sweet dessert vinegar!
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