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A Taste of Autumn – Festival of Vino Cotto and Chestnuts

6 November @ 10:30 - 21:00 CET

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Roccamontepiano is Abruzzo’s Vino Cotto capital (Cooked Wine) and celebrates this elixir with tastings and demonstrations of how it is made, local dishes a market and dance and music!  For those that don’t know about this liqueur, Montepulciano grapes are simmered and then aged in oak caskets.  Traditionally, it was the drink used to wet a baby’s head and given as part of the dowry!

 

An easy local 3km guided hike is offered on Sunday morning to the nearby hermitage San Bartolomeo in Legio, it’s a lovely autumn walk so you could easily do this unaccompanied too before visiting the festa!

Of course, you can just drink Vino Cotto but have a look at how local restaurants will be serving it within their dishes at the festival.

LAÉ Pomaro Restaurant
– Pallotte Cace Ove and chestnuts
– Asparagus gnocchi with bacon and Vino Cotto
– Pork ribs marinated in Vino Cotto
– Chantilly sfoglina and cooked must

Montepiano Tourist Park
– Pumpkin, walnut and Vino Cotto salad
– Pumpkin Annellini (ring pasta)  with rabbit and saffron ragu
– Mutton meatballs with pumpkin bread

Il Forno Errante
– pizzas cooked in a wood oven

Cantucci biscuits and cooked wine tastings by the Cotto Wine Producers Association.

Drinks and “roasted chestnuts” by the “Le Macine” Association

Details

Date:
6 November
Time:
10:30 - 21:00
CET
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Roccamontepiano

Venue

Roccamontepiano
contrada Terranova
Roccamontepiano, Chieti 66010 Italy
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Phone:
0039 3509049043
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