Valcalepio Wine and Flavor Route

Descrizione

The actual Valcalepio is the territory that is found on the orographic right of the Oglio River. From an enological point of view, however, Valcalepio extends much further: about 70 kilometers from the Adda River to Lake Iseo, including the entire Bergamo hillside: Val Cavallina, the entrance to Val Brembana and Val Seriana and a part of Val San Martino. This area can be split into two sectors, based on the characteristics of the land: from the strip of hills east of Bergamo to Lake Iseo, the land is clay-like chalky; northwest of Bergamo, the land is siliceous and schist-clay-like.

The DOC win of this area is made with grapes cultivate on several hundreds of hectares of vineyards, placed at any altitude of between 300 e 500 meters and oriented versus south.


The Wine Flavor route of Valcelpio, the towns of Grumello del Monte and county seat.

The vineyards (here they plant the variety of wine grapes for Doc Valcalepio wine) proliferate along the route until exploding as they cover the horizon of Grumello, the center of the route.  In Roman times, grapevines already covered the hillsides of Bergamo; one the planes, there are still some examples of mulberries, proof of the widespread silkworm breeding that started in the Seventeen hundred.

Between 1886 and 1896, the vineyards were badly hit by phylloxera; research carried out by the Practical School of Agriculture that was founded in Grumello in the eighteen hundred was able to completely eliminate the disease.  The entire trail is an art route:  amazing abbeys, oratories, churches and small buildings that preserve true Romanic style features, chapels with frescos by Lorenzo Lotto, medieval castles and small buildings.  And, above all, the jagged profile of Bergamo Alta, that stands out against the green Orobic Prealps, with its series of towers, domes and bell towers. 

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The actual Valcalepio is the territory that is found on the orographic right of the Oglio River. From an enological point of view, however, Valcalepio extends much further: about 70 kilometers from the Adda River to Lake Iseo, including the entire Bergamo hillside: Val Cavallina, the entrance to Val Brembana and Val Seriana and a part of Val San Martino. This area can be split into two sectors, based on the characteristics of the land: from the strip of hills east of Bergamo to Lake Iseo, the land is clay-like chalky; northwest of Bergamo, the land is siliceous and schist-clay-like.

The DOC win of this area is made with grapes cultivate on several hundreds of hectares of vineyards, placed at any altitude of between 300 e 500 meters and oriented versus south.


The Wine Flavor route of Valcelpio, the towns of Grumello del Monte and county seat.

The vineyards (here they plant the variety of wine grapes for Doc Valcalepio wine) proliferate along the route until exploding as they cover the horizon of Grumello, the center of the route.  In Roman times, grapevines already covered the hillsides of Bergamo; one the planes, there are still some examples of mulberries, proof of the widespread silkworm breeding that started in the Seventeen hundred.

Between 1886 and 1896, the vineyards were badly hit by phylloxera; research carried out by the Practical School of Agriculture that was founded in Grumello in the eighteen hundred was able to completely eliminate the disease.  The entire trail is an art route:  amazing abbeys, oratories, churches and small buildings that preserve true Romanic style features, chapels with frescos by Lorenzo Lotto, medieval castles and small buildings.  And, above all, the jagged profile of Bergamo Alta, that stands out against the green Orobic Prealps, with its series of towers, domes and bell towers. 

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