Balsamic vinegar
Acetaia Castelli
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The project

Adopt {publicVariety} from the farm "{farmName}" in {cityfarm} ({countryFarm}) and receive your harvest in the form of {production} at home. The Farmer {farmerName} will take care of your adoption and take its picture. Also, you will be able to download the adoption certificate and, if you wish, plan your visit to the farm. You do not enter into any long-term commitment: once you receive your harvest and you enjoyed the experience, you may decide to renew and extend the adoption.

The project

Adopt {publicVariety} from the farm "{farmName}" in {cityfarm} ({countryFarm}) and receive your harvest in the form of {production} at home. The Farmer {farmerName} will take care of your adoption and take its picture. Also, you will be able to download the adoption certificate and, if you wish, plan your visit to the farm. You do not enter into any long-term commitment: once you receive your harvest and you enjoyed the experience, you may decide to renew and extend the adoption.

What do you adopt?
Each {variety} produces an average of {masterUnitsMax} of {production}l per season. The vines were planted in 2008 and already bear the full amount of fruits.
What will you receive?
The box we will send you contains: * 4 x Balsamic Vinegar PGI Modena ”Quercia Rossa” (250ml bottles) The “Quercia Rossa” is a blend of the Lambrusco grape and wine vinegar without colourings, preservatives or thickeners. Aged during 6 months in oak barrels. Shelf life of ten years in good condition. * 4 x “Nerum” condiment (250ml bottles) The “Nerum” is a young and very thick and black balsamic condiment. Produced from boiled Lambrusco grape must and our wine vinegar. This product is 100% organic. Best served with hard cheese, meat or fruit. Shelf life of ten years in good condition. * 4 x Boiled grape must “Saba” (250ml bottles) The Italian “Maple Syrup” is the mother of Italian Balsamico. This obtain this sweet and delicate syrup it is necessary to slowly cook the grape must over open fire until it has been reduced to a forth. It is best enjoyed with desserts, ice cream, crepes, yoghurts and cake. In good condition it has a shelf life of 5 years.
When will you receive it?
Please, check the deadline for participating in this project (deadline for adoption) below. As of this date the Farmer will start preparing the orders that are to be shipped. You may select the delivery date of your box as suggested by the Farmer at check-out.
Why should you adopt?
* Learn who produces your food, how and where. Receive your food in a conscious manner. * Buy directly from the farmer. Help to generate wealth and better jobs in the rural areas. * Plan ahead and enable the Farmer to produce on demand. This way we can avoid overproduction and fight food waste. * Reward Farmers who make an effort to use environmentally-friendly packaging and cultivation techniques.
How does it work?
Meet the Farmers
Adopt and plan your harvest
Let the Farmer and nature work
Receive your harvest at home
Danilo Iotti
Giuseppe managed to convey the love for vineyards and the production techniques to his son Aldo, my brother-in-law. My wife and I have dedicated our lifes to the viticulture and the work in the wine cellar and are hence continuing the family tradition. Our son Andrea is the one responsible for ensuring the future of this vineyard. This model of adopting our vines encourages us to see this future with optimism, knowing that there are people, who animate us to continue to count on quality and trust our ways of working.”
Danilo Iotti

“My wife’s grandfather Giuseppe Poli started producing balsamic vinegar, which matured in old wooden barrels in the attic of the family-owned farm. Ever since, the world-wide consumption of balsámico has grown exponentially. Maybe even a bit to quickly. Even though my family and I are aware of the huge demand for balsámico in the current market, we are defending the philosophy that allowed us to stay a family-owned wine cellar with pride and satisfaction: “better less but unique than more of the same”. Our vineyards have too much history, making it almost impossible for us to be tempted into making just an average product.”

Acetaia Castelli
Acetaia Castelli
The vineyards of Acetaia Castelli with more than 130 years of history are situated in Rio Saliceto, a small town in the region “Reggio Emilia” close to “Modena”. This region in Northern Italy is the cradle of balsamic vinegar and its harvests are protected by the seal of designation of origin. Its climate is ideal for the cultivation of the grape used to produce the balsamic vinegar: with very warm and dry summers and cold winters. Castelli owes its name to an old street, situated in the old city center, “Castelli” does not refer to an actual castle, but to the first two-storey stone houses that were built there. It was in the attic of the farm where Giuseppe started to produce this special nectar, which is nowadays known as balsamic vinegar. This house and its adjoinig vineyards have been and continue to be more than a job, but lifestyle for family Poli y Iotti. First generation: Giuseppe. Second generation: Aldo (son of Giuseppe) and Pina (his wife). Third generation: Ombreta (daughter of Aldo) and Danilo (her husband). Fourth generation: Andrea (son of Ombreta and Danilo).
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Address
Acetaia Castelli, Rio Saliceto, Reggio Emilia, IT
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