Ancient vineyards and combinations at zero km in Vigna Cunial


Saturday 26th and Sunday 27th May Guided walks in the vineyard to rediscover the ancient Malvasia of Parma, visits to the winery, tastings of organic wines and combinations with products and dishes of the territory

Traversetolo (Pr) – The 2018 edition of Cantine Aperte at the Vigna Cunial organic cellar is dedicated to the rediscovery of ancient autochthonous varieties and their combination with typical local products. The farm in Traversetolo (Parma) will open its doors on Saturday 26 and Sunday 27 May, from 10 am to 7 pm, to welcome wine tourists, enthusiasts and families and tell about practices and steps that lead to the production of natural wines.

During the day visitors can stroll through the vineyards, visit the winery in the company of Gianmaria Cunial winemaker and taste the sparkling wines and still wines produced from local and international grapes, combining them with the fine black pork meats of the Ca’ Mezzadri food truck and with the typical dishes of the Parma hills of the Claudia di Corniglio Restaurant (reservation recommended by writing to info@vignacunial.it). The wine cellar will offer live music throughout Sunday.

The weekend will be the first opportunity to get to know the important project of recovery of ancient Malvasia of Parma carried out by Vigna Cunial. Officially recognized by the Emilia Romagna Region only since the end of February as a native grape of Parma, this ancient vine, first known as “Malvasia odorosissima” and renamed “Malvasia Casalini” in honor of Mr. Casalini who owns some very old specimens, has revealed greater resistance to diseases of the vine and late frosts compared to other Malvasias cultivated so far in the area as well as excellent results during the winemaking process.

“The Malvasia Monteroma brut sparkling wine that we will present at the weekend in Cantine Aperte – says Gianmaria Cunial – is our first wine produced with this ancient variety of Malvasia, which we began to plant in 2012 and which in the next few years will replace the other Malvasia plants currently present in the vineyard. In addition to allowing the recovery of a variety that is important from a historical point of view for our territory, for organic farmers this Malvasia ensures even healthier and more resistant grapes, capable of restoring fine and fragrant aromas in the bottle”.



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