Today we worked all morning, getting messy and having a blast. The students were loving further experimenting with the Gelli Plate and all the techniques I had demonstrated and they had started working with yesterday.
Why did we paint papers all morning? Because you can never have enough paper. Ask anyone who’s taken my class, I say that over and over, eventually everyone gets it.
I told you so.
After another amazing lunch here at the villa, we had a little more time working in our light-filled studio space, and then we headed out for our winery tour. We departed at 4:00pm when the sun was just starting to become golden and casting long, beautiful purple shadows.
We were greeted with a very warm welcome by Paola and Enriko at the Muro Grosso Winery. This very small business handles every step of wine making, by hand. We learned from Enriko about the process of squeezing the grapes, transferring them into the stainless steel vats, fermenting, white versus red wine process, the premium wine’s additional oak aging process, and packaging.
Truly fascinating, and truly a passion of all the people that work here.
Paula shared with us about picking the grapes, about considering wine to be a living thing, even after it’s bottled. She talked about, color, clarity, legs, age, and flavors. Her passion for their product was contagious!
We all enjoyed the tasting room experience where she guided us through pairing wine with food, smelling the wine to see what comes to our mind and out palette, and the differences between the taste of the white, the “new” red and the “old” red. No one wanted to pour out the remainder of their taste.
We passed plates of goat cheese, bread, pepperoni, and bread sticks as the sun went down and the light illumined our wine glasses through the stone window. What a perfect setting.
We all bought bottles to take home, living breathing mementos of our experience at the winery.
Another amazing day here in Umbria.
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