Acroneo – Ancient Wine Making in Acri….

I’m in Cosenza for a few days at a cultural conference. Yesterday we went on a bus trip into the hills outside Cosenza. There we visited a very unique wine making project outside Acri, an ancient hill town which predates Greek settlement.

A local archeologist, with the sponsorship of a university, has recently embarked on making wine the Ancient Greek way, as people would have done here 2500 years ago, in amphorae buried in the Earth.

The whole idea is fascinating, especially as I am an amateur wine maker myself. The wine, Acroneo, is made from very ancient grape varieties and is very tasty too.

When I get home I’ll need to try and get some of it shipped over.

Published by Ernest Zanatta

Narrow minded Italian Catholic Conservative Peasant from Footscray.

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