VinoVelo

Apart from family, what could be more important than wine and bikes? Of course, there might be the odd rant about other topics on here too...

Friday, May 06, 2005

VinoGiro - prologue

We'll see how far I get with this, but I'm going to see if I can highlight a winery that correlates with each stage of this year's Giro - preferably by proximity to the start or finish, but I'm sure there will be times when I sneak in a favorite from the region, just coz I can...

So, for the prologue in Reggio Calabria, I'll start with Librandi. Librandi are based in CirĂ³ Marina and while they grow six differnt vines, one is the "black prince" as the Gaglioppo vine is known. Native to Calabria, the Gaglioppo variety has been cultivated for thousands of years. I'll see if I can pick up a bottle of Librandi's Duca Sanfelice Ciro Riserva to enjoy during the prologue.