Grapes Ripening in the Sun

Grapes Ripening in the Sun

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Acrylic on Canvas, 18” x 24”

Two of the towns that my ancestors came from — Venosa (in Basilicata, Provincia di Potenza, at the foot of the extinct volcano Vulture) and Verbicaro (in Calabria, Provincia di Cosenza, near Pollino National Park) — are known for, among other things, the quality of the wines produced there. One of my most vivid and pleasant memories of my visit to Venosa in the summer of 2007 was a visit to my cousins’ beautiful vineyards. They grow both aglianico and moscato grapes. This painting depicts the aglianico grapes, used to make one of my favorite wines, Aglianico del Vulture, an earthy, full-bodied red wine sometimes referred to as the “Barolo of the South.” When I solicited their reaction to this painting before finalizing it, they told me: “È perfetto. È il nostro aglianico poco prima della vendemmia in una bella giornata autunnale.” ( “It’s perfect. It is our aglianico grapes shortly before harvesting on a beautiful autumn day.”) That’s exactly what I was aiming for!

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