The Podere Castel Crescente itself is first mentioned in 1200, before the establishment even of the nearby village of Ravarino. Throughout history it belonged to the most local important families;
Even the Duke of Modena kept this very parcel for himself when, in gratitude for help in battle, he granted the surrounding landsto the noble Rangoni family. Why? The answer is simple, because on what today in wine making slang is called ‘terroir’, the characteristics of the soil of these mounds are unique in that it originates from a much deeper geological layer.
My father acquired the land, initially because of its beauty and distinctiveness within the surrounding countryside. Only subsequently did he unveil these characteristics when coming across its past, as meticulously laid out by a local historian, theMaestro Lodi, to whom my family will always be grateful. It was this discovery which lead my father to plant the vineyard.
When I, at the time still a student, became aware of all this, I decided to dedicate my life to becoming a viticulturist and winemaker. As always, we learn from history.
As always, history teaches.