In celebration of peasant culture, and its wines
“Discover the beauty in things that are not beautiful”
Piet Oudolf – celebrated garden designer
IF I WAS SITTING IN A VILLAGE CAFÉ IN THE SOUTH OF ITALY
And the server brought me a glass of this white, I’d think ‘not good, but honest and therefore perfect’. Just like the furnishings in the café and most things in the village. That’s its appeal and the reason I came. Some of our days and moods are comforted by something more simple, soulful or earthy. I ask the server to translate the name on the bottle “It says ‘peasant nose’ (Naso Contadio)”. I look at the back label and instead of the usual marketing hype I read ‘as the wine hits your palate every sip bridges the gap between the sweet aromas your senses taste and the palette your mind paints’. I’m in heaven.
‘NASO CONTADIO’ 16 Fiano, Puglia, Italy 524694 $10.90