It's been a while since I posted. But there's some posting to be done following up on my recent trip to the Italian Alps. No, they don't grow Cab Franc there, though I did have a nice Friuli Cabernet Franc from Ca' Bolani, one of Zonin's properties, at lunch one day. What they do grow is Nebbiolo on the vertiginous terraces of the Valtellina valley. And damn is it delicious.
My hope is I can provide some useful info to the stray googler. But for the couple of you guys still following this blog . . . . stay tuned. The Valtellina is the most interesting wine region I've visited yet. And who knows, maybe I'll be motivated to post on a few interesting producers in New Mexico as a follow up.