Postcards from the Valtellina from @AISelections

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How do vines grow on this?

GrapesThese baskets have been carried on this man’s back.  Down the side of a mountain.

ChiavennascaChiavennasca- the local name for the hardy bio-type of Nebbiolo that clings for life on these cliff faces.

HillLooking straight up- 70% incline!

Barberine

Sassela fruit, dried on the vines after cutting the stems. Valtellina magic.

BethSunset.

VistaView from the top.

SeriousTalking terroir.

SmilesUp, up and away!

Cin CinBraulio Salute!

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