Every year the festival of grapes takes place in Piglio, near Fiuggi, from 5 to 6 October, a party that highlights the Cesanese DOC wine. The Cesanese del Piglio social winery was founded in 1960 by a group of winemakers who wanted to create high quality wines. It is said the Cesanese was the favorite wine of Pope Boniface VIII, whose name was given to the thermal spring of Fiuggi. Every year 450 thousand bottles of ruby red wine with purple reflections are produced.
The grape harvest is one of the most important phases of wine production and most of all represents a moment of strong bonds and conviviality. In fact, up until not long ago the grape harvest had a much more social and festive relevance: all generation of men, women, elderly and children gathered in the vineyards, joined by the same common objective.
Once in the cellars the grapes are put in the destemmer-press to be divided rom their stems and to be pressed.
Later on pressed grapes are put in casks where they can ferment and become must.
After that, the must is put into the winepress which squeezes all the residues from the fermented grapes.
After being pressed the must is put once again in casks where it can ferment even more, it will later be filtered and decanted into jugs.
Bottled and ready to be consumed!
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