Wednesday, September 24, 2008
We took a look at the previsione (forecast) and decided that we had a little window to harvest our red grapes yesterday as all the other days this week forecasted lots of rain. We all put on our work clothes and with various implements of destruction ascended to the little vineyard on the hill for its last harvest.
Allison and Angela were great helpers and we harvested 3 Doblo' loads of grapes and dumped them into our big red tub ready for stomping.
Just as the fun was to begin, the rain came and thinking fast on my feet, I opened a beach umbrella to protect our workers and our future wine and then began a scene so ridiculous, it is a shame Fellini wasn't here to film it. I think we can safely call our musical Stompin in the rain with Raffaele in the Gene Kelly role and Angela and Allison reprising Debbie Reynolds part. What a hoot! This is definitely a story for the grandkids if we ever have any.
After the stomp, we had a fine dinner of risotto with mushrooms and the famous lentils from Castelluccio and a reward wine of La Spinetta barbaresco from 2002. I hope you enjoy the fotos as much as we enjoyed the experience!
Posted by Dwight at 9:20 AM