Calatroni

Calatroni

On November 11th 1964 Luigi Calatroni was sitting at a table, in front of him a sheet with the stamp of the municipality of Montecalvo Versiggia, a document that would forever change his life and that was just waiting for a signature ... His! The contract attested to the transfer of ownership of Casa Bella land from the Vecchietti family to Luigi who, like the four generations that preceded it, cultivated them to obtain juicy clusters of pinot noir. Before that day Luigi was just a sharecropper, or a winemaker who paid the rent of the fund with half the yield of the vineyard (and you know: for a winemaker his own grapes are like children). After years spent in the sun and rain protecting their grapes, after the terrible Russian campaign fought during the Second World War and an adventurous return to their homeland with means of luck, here is the Vigiö dla Cà Bela (so they called it) wins a deserved success, which it will proudly pass on to subsequent generations. But let's move on to the present day. How many things have changed over the years: the tractors are almost perfect machines, the technology in the cellar has evolved and the concept of wine is no longer what it used to be. It is noon and from the kitchen comes a scent of freshly prepared agnolotti: Marisa calls everyone to report ... "It's lunch time!" Fausto gets out of the tractor, checking well that the hose is not leaking oil, Cristian leaves the cellar after making sure that all the wines are at the correct temperature and Stefano, back from deliveries, calls the girls in the office "It's ready!". A family finds itself sitting at a table with a plate of steaming agnolotti in front of them and a bottle of Pinot Noir, and in their thoughts a cue emerges: who knows if all this would have been possible without a sharecropper named Vigiö.