Fogarina was one of the most widely planted varieties in the province of Reggio Emilia in northern Italy at the beginning of the twentieth century, especially in the commune of Gualtieri… It is even the subject of a popular Italian folk song.”
The wildly popular Italian folksong, “L’uva fogarina,” tells the story of “the beautiful Fogarina grape” and the “pleasure of picking it.”
That same pleasure, says the singer, is also found in “making love with my lover in the middle of the fields.”
Teresina, recounts the singer, “doesn’t want to weave and she doesn’t know how to sew.” The country sun is bad for her, she claims.
I’ll leave the rest of the story to your imagination.
Recorded by scores of Italian artists, it’s one of those songs that every Italian knows and loves: it captures the spirit of harvest time, when a year’s work in the vineyard comes to fruition. It reminds us of how humanity must return to the earth to reap its fruits… and to procreate…
Listen the song: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GZfkzVZCd6k