Friday 4th June
km0 trekking. Unique places and wines overhanging the sea: visit with tasting at Azienda Agricola Fontuccia.
The southern end of the island, immersed in the magical atmosphere of Capel Rosso, “the great beauty”. A short walk will take us to the Punta, and we’ll then retrace our steps, stopping to visit the Fontuccia Farm. Giovanni and Simone Rossi, terracing heroes and vineyard tightrope walkers, since 2009 have wrested small holdings in various areas of the island, starting up the production of Ansonica Senti oh, but also Saracio, which recovers ancient vines, and ‘Nantropo’, distilled from the fruit of “expert vines” – as they call them- that have resisted extreme environmental conditions for almost 100 years. A journey through the production and the nature of Giglio, between granite cliffs and breathtaking views, on steep paths where grapes are harvested only by hand and the wine is as sapid as the sea that laps the vineyards.
Meeting point: 3 hours before sunset, Piazza Gloriosa in Giglio Castello
Duration: 3 hours 30 minutes.
Difficulty: easy – Advance
Booking required, € 18.
Credits Roberto Ridi for the PNAT