It's the morning of day 2 of the Not VinItaly Tour with Matt Mollo. Basically, Matt Mollo and a bunch of wine people from the North East are touring around north and central Italy visiting small family wine farms as a counter point to VinItaly. We made it to Venice on the morning of April 23rd and immediately jumped in a van and hit the road for Friuli and Marco Sara's place.
We met up with Marco and then headed around Povolento and Collio Orientali Friuli to check out a bunch of his vineyards.
Old Vine Refosco on terraces facing west.
Marn and clay soil in the vineyards
Tasting in Marco's winery
I got in 3.5 miles of hill repeats before dinner but then I got up at 5:45 on Thursday the 24th and got in a hour and a half run through the hills. The hills in Collio are steep! It was maybe the slowest 8.5 miles over ever run!
That's a steep hill
I got the sun coming up over the Julian Alps.