Monday, January 4, 2010
The Temple of Hercules
It was just fantastic to walk through Cori and see the old temples with Christian churches built into them. Our trip ended with a drive down the hill to the winery Marco Carpineti where we tasted a few more wines and bought a case to go home with. Unfortunately they had sold every single bottle of white wine! I have had their whites and they are lovely. Mr. Carpineti was a very gracious host. He spent ample time with us explaining their organic vineyards, introducing us to the enologist, describing their methods and philosophy, and letting us taste some wines. He also had some very nice cats(what can I say, I am a sucker for kitties!). Carpineti incorporates old winemaking with the new, using sound and sustainable practices on the land which has produced wine for thousands of years.
If you are interested in an enogastronomic day tour from Rome, contact Antiqua Tours