Making a wine tasting in Lunigiana means tasting some sips of history; in fact, precisely because of its position as a land passing through the centuries, this territory today has more native wines than any other, in Italy and in the world.
Just to give an idea of the breadth of the choice: albarola, barsaglina, armola, caloria, durella, groppello, luagda, lugliesa, marinello, pinzamosca, pollera, uslina, white varano, verdella, black vermentino.
The vineyard of the Castel del Piano farm is located on the bank dug in time by the Torrente Taverone; the proximity of the water and the positioning of the vineyard on the north side of the river with an east-west orientation have made it a small microclimate in its own right. In the daytime warm and full of light, at night dry and cold, the ideal climate for the ripening of the grapes.
Wine is a small treasure trove of biodiversity; in fact there are 9 native species with spontaneous grassing, surrounded by shrubs, olive trees, chestnut trees and a wood. As always, however, in the cultivation of grapes, what is most important is the quality of the soil’s pH; to keep it at the required levels, the Castel del Piano farm uses only compost, without pesticides and herbicides, thus ensuring a 100% organic production.
In addition to 6 different wine labels, travelers can also taste and bring with them the oil and honey that are produced here, to try to take away even a piece of this beautiful paradise on earth.
The stage with wine tasting is included in the itinerary “Via Francigena on horseback“.