We will open our winery on May 28th and 29th 2016 for Cantine Aperte, a day of guided tours and wine tastings. The event is promoted by Movimento per il Turismo del Vino.
Here’s the schedule of the event for both days.
• 10:00 am and 04:00 pm: guided tours to our vineyards and our cellars.
• From 10:00 am to 06:00 pm: tasting of our wines from Pinot Noir grapes.
• From 11:00 am to 05:00 pm: our agriturismo will be open to cook the famous gnocco fritto in our handmade version.
Gnocco fritto fried in olive oil with:
• herbs-flavoured lard
• salame di Varzi DOP
• coppa piacentina
• homemade dessert and coffee
Price of the menu is euro 15,00 (including wine). Vegetarian and gluten-free menus are also available.
Special discount on our wines during the Cantine Aperte weekend!
For informations and reservations, please call +39.0385.99013 or +39.338.3449289 (mr. Stefano Calatroni).
The origins of the gnocco fritto must be traced back to the cooking tradition of the Longobards, a Germanic people who ruled large parts of the Italian Peninsula from 568 to 774 and made Pavia capital of their kingdom. Many years later, around the year 1000 a.C., the gnocco fritto became widespread all along the Padan Plain as the basis for the peasants breakfast. Between November and December, they slaughtered the pig and used the lard so obtained to fry a dough of wheat, water and lard.