TERRA MADRE SALONE DEL GUSTO 2024
Turin and Val di Susa
The eroica agriculture and the rare autochthonous vines of the mountain.
Slow Food presidium – Baratuciat Wine
THE BARATUCIAT WINE
Leaving from Turin.
Transfer to Almese, for a visit to a well-known farm producing the Baratuciat, a vine that gives a white wine, autochthonous from Val di Susa and recently rediscovered.
Baratuciat has been saved one step away from extinction by the courage and the knowledge of the owner of the farm you will visit; during the visit he will explain to you the story, the character and the philosophy of baratuciat vine: the herioc viticulture climbing the rocks and the mountain agriculture The culture of the baratuciat vine is limited to few municipalities of the Susa valley, and it is rarely cultivated.
The farm, respecting the same philosophy of the heroic agriculture, started as well a special and rare production of olive oil, being among the few mountain olive oil craft makers of Italy.
The visit will be followed by a olive oil and baratuciat wine tasting.
BECUET AND AVANA’ WINES
Transfer to Giaglione, another small center of the Susa valley, to visit a courageous farm that take care of the cultivation of the reckless, heroic and almost extinct vines of Chiomonte: the vineyards cling to terraces along the slopes of the Alps.
The rare vines of Becuet and Avanà wines are an ode to the power of nature and to the man stubbornness.
Lunch at the farm, a tasting menu, including the mountain wines.
SACRA SAN MICHELE ABBEY
Transfer to the Sacra di San Michele and visit of the abbey.
The monumental abbey is the symbol of the Piedmont region and inspired the writer Umberto Eco for the best-seller Il nome della Rosa. Founded between 983 and 987 on the rocky spur of Mount Pirchiriano, it is at the midpoint of a pilgrimage route of over two thousand kilometers that connects a significant part of Western Europe from Mont Saint-Michel to Monte Sant’Angelo.
From the top of the mountain and walking along its towers you can enjoy a great view of the Piedmont capital and a breathtaking panorama of Alps and Susa Valley.
Inside the Sacra, in the main church, dating back to the XII century, are buried some of the Savoy real family members.
Transfer to the close town of Trana for the dinner at a Slow Food recommended trattoria, the tasting menu includes local Susa valley wines.
Return to Turin in the evening.