I am stepping in to host the July #ItalianFWT this month. The theme: Ramato wines. I wanted to give folks a little more latitude, especially since this invitation is a little late in the month. You still have about two weeks to pour and pair, but typically we have longer than that to source and prepare.
So, though Ramato wines will be our focus, feel free to share your favorite Ramato or any Pinot Grigio if you can't find a skin-fermented Pinot Grigio. I'll even take an Italian dish with origins in the northeastern province of Friuli Venezia Giulia or travel memories from that area, too. This is the Italian Food Wine Travel group after all. And if you want to be completely out of the box, find a wine made in the Ramato style from anywhere in the world. Be creative!
So, are you asking yourself, "What is Ramato wine?" Here's a quick primer to whet your appetite. Ramato is a skin fermented Pinot Grigio, but don't make the mistake of thinking that it's just another 'orange' wine or just another Rosé.
Pinot Grigio hasn't always been the dry, unpigmented wines we typically see today. In Friuli, Pinot Grigio grapes were historically crushed and the skin allowed to macerate with the juice. That could lend a toothiness and a tell-tale color to the wine. 'Ramato' means coppered in Italian and refers to this delicious copper-hued Italian farmhouse style wine.
Ramati have been produced in the Friuli-Venezia-Giulia region of Italy where Pinot Grigio has been grown for hundreds of years it's the Italian name for Pinot Gris, a mutated varietal from white Pinot grapes. And while this type of wine is tied to the Friuli region, the style is made in other parts of Italy and enjoying an emergence in other parts of the world.
In fact, I plan to share a comparison of a 2019 and a 2020 skin-fermented Pinot Grigio made by Two Shepherd's Winery in Sonoma, California!
How to Participate
Details for participation
Are you ready to jump in and participate in the Ramato #ItalianFWT event? Here are the details…
Send an email to tell me you're in: Include your blog url, Twitter handle, link to your Pinterest profile, and any other social media detail. If you know your blog post title now, include that...but you can send me that a bit closer to the event, I'd like to get a sense of who's participating and give some shoutouts and links as we go. The email is constantmotioncamilla[at]gmail[dot]com.
Send your post title to me by Sunday, June 27th, to be included in the preview post. I will do a preview post shortly after getting the titles, linking to your blogs. When your post goes live, the published title should include "#ItalianFWT" but it doesn't need to be included for the title list.
Publish your post between 12:01 a.m-7:00 a.m. ET on Saturday, July 3rd. You can always schedule your post in advance if you will be tied up around then.
Include a link to the other #ItalianFWT participants in your post, and a description of what the event is about. I'll provide the html code you can easily put in your initial post--which will link to people's general blog url--then updated code for the permanent links to everyone's #ItalianFWT posts.
Get social! After the posts go live, please visit your fellow bloggers posts' to comment and share.
Sponsored posts OK if clearly disclosed. Please be sure to disclose if your post is sponsored or if you are describing wine or other products for which you have received a free sample.
Live #ItalianFWT Twitter Chat July 3, 11 a.m. ET: Participating bloggers and others interested in the subject will connect via a live Twitter chat. It's a nice bring way to bring in others interested in the subject who didn't get a chance to share a blog post. You can definitely still join the blog event if you're not available for the live chat.
I was able to source a couple of bottles of Sun Goddess Mary J. Blige from wine.com. Excited to share it.ReplyDelete
Can't wait to hear about those wines! Thanks for joining me, Wendy.Delete