VERMENTINO UMBRIA IGT “RAGGIO” – FATTORIA GIRO DI VENTO
WINERY: Giro di Vento Tenuta Cavalier Mazzocchi
PLACE OF ORIGIN: Italy – Umbria
GRAPE VARIETIES: 100% Vermentino
ALCOHOL: 12 %
IDEAL SERVICE TEMPERATURE: 7° – 10°
GIUSEPPE’S RATING: 94/100
MATCH: Aperitif, Appetizers, Fish
PACK OF: 6 Bottles
SIZE: 0,75 l
History from father to son…
The agricultural tradition of the Mazzocchi family began a few generations ago, handing down from generation to generation the way of relating to the land and everything that comes with it.
In 1919 our great-grandparents left the narrow valleys of the mountains surrounding Stroncone and moved to the hills of Calvi dell’Umbria, where they found the conditions to expand the farm.
The story continued with our grandfather Torquato who, like an archaic pioneer, had as his goal to build his farm big enough and modern enough. Each plot, each piece of land, each small piece of land more was an achievement. So in the ’60s moving a few miles, looking for more gentle hills, arrived in the town of Narni, where we still are.
So slowly we tried to give space to the territorial vocations, adding vineyards, olive groves and arable land where we also grow ancient durum wheat. In 1974 we planted Ciliegiolo, Merlot, Malvasia and Vermentino, the oldest vineyard still existing. Then Chardonnay (1990 and 2004), Ciliegiolo and Merlot (1998), Cabernet (1999), and Vermentino (2006) for a total of 10.5 ha out of 70 total.
Our father Edoardo has always been a great lover of his land and he strongly believed in the products, rightly considering them of exceptional quality. He took part in the whole production process, starting from the planning and planting of vineyards, as well as of all the other cultivations or
promoting their products in events. Talking about wine he could find the right words and the right matching for everyone, wine lovers and not, succeeding in deeply involving them.
Together with my father we founded and proudly belong to the Ciliegiolo di Narni IGT Association, in order to promote this wine which is the best ambassador of its elected territory.
It is Cavalier Mazzocchi to whom we dedicate the new brand and whose ideas and beliefs we try to carry forward and develop with all the passion and love for our land.