Another day, another day trip to the country. With home base in Spello, we can easily visit beautiful hill towns within 20 to 30 minutes. Today, we decided to visit Arnaldo Caprai, the largest producer of Sagantino wine in Umbria. With our entry reservation arranged by Enoteca Properzio we arrived at 11 a.m. and were blown away by the color of the vineyards, beginning to turn autumn colors. The landscape here in Umbria is breathtaking: look one way you see a brilliant pink stone city on a hill, look the other and you see nothing but the feathery grey green leaves of olive trees dotting the hillsides, and look farther and you see the bright yellows and rusty reds of the vineyards planted on the hillsides.
Caprai winery for such a beautiful morning.
L'Alchimista in nearby downtown Montefalco; I mean downtown in that it has a central piazza with a few restaurants surrounding the piazza.
Enoteca Properzio, we decided to have the specials of the day. Again, I'll let the photos speak for themselves.
|Since it is the celebration of the black celery, we had celery Parmigiana|
|Creamy celery soup with black truffles, olive oil and cippolini onion souffle|
|Gnocchi in Sagrantino|
|Fresh Strangozzi pasta, with black celery, sausage, and pumpkin|
|Pork Tenderloin braised in Sagrantino, with grapes (Mama Mia!)|
|Lemon sorbet with peaches poached in rosemary|