I decide to reblog this post today because I spoke about Fortana on my #YourMorningGrape on Instagram live at @Vignetocomms. I’m on episode 100 of my grape series and 21 of my Women in Wine Chats. Feels like an achievement. I have terrible Covid news from various parts of my life in the past week so just want to celebrate as much as I can all the small victories in life and just showing up. Cheers to you.
One of this week’s varieties hails from Emilia Romagna. It’s called Fortana Nera and is originally from France, specifically from the Cote d’Or. In fact it is also sometimes referred to as Uva d’Oro, even though is a red grape. It is only used in conjunction with other red varieties and can be part of the denominazione d’origine controllata (D.O.C.) of Emilia.
Here a post I wrote about Emilia Romagna. I’m quite partial to this region and its people as well as is food. I lived in Bologna for a year when I was in graduate school and have great memories of that time. I also have many friends from the region and they all tend to be open and warm with a great sense of humor.
A second variety for this week is called Francavidda Bianca. It comes from Puglia, specifically the province of Brindisi. Apparently the grape…
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