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Fruit of the Vine
Photograph by William Albert Allard

Vineyard owner Gianni Voerzio harvests grapes from his fields near La Morra in the heart of the Piedmont, Italy’s renowned wine-producing region. The Nebbiolo grapes grown here produce two of Italy’s best-loved red wines—Barolo and Barbaresco—which can fetch up to U.S. $140 a bottle. Climate, altitude, and soils contribute to ideal grape-growing conditions, says Voerzio, along with one special ingredient: the devotion of the people working the land.

Photo Fast Facts
Camera: Leica M6
Film Type: Fujichrome Velvia
Lens: 35mm
Speed and F-Stop: 250 sec @ f/4
Weather Conditions: Slight overcast
Time of Day: Afternoon
Lighting Techniques: N/A

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