Grandfather Arturo always said remembered cultivating the earth you will always know what you eat and above all what you drink
For my family, distilling the vine at the end of harvest is a tradition, indeed for my grandfather a ritual that can not be missed.
My most beautiful memories as I think for many, are those related to vendemia, especially after crushing, where by now the work was finished the family gathered for lunch or dinner, for us it was a big party where there was always wine and grappa .
As in all the peasant families it was always used to have a dinner to which my family invited all those who had helped us in vengeance, for me it was a beautiful party to see all those people at the grandparents' house, grandmother, mother and some her friends busy preparing, I always felt those fragrances related to our land reported in their dishes, I remember that almost always cooked the Bagna Cauda a dish typical of our areas.
My grandfather on the porch with his alembic that distilled abused the exhausted vinaccie, like many farmers in the area, then the grappa was almost a ritual at the end of vendemia for us Piedmontese.