There is great anticipation for the events that will animate the charming village of Castell'Arquato for the entire day on Sunday 3 October.
The traditional Chestnut Festival is back, an event that for over thirty years has involved the entire medieval village and tells the story of the area's history and ancient traditions. The 2021 edition, which has been revised to ensure compliance with health and safety regulations, will feature more distribution points for roasted chestnuts along the Arda river and various types of exhibitors of gastronomic specialities and handicrafts.
But the real novelty this year involves wine production in the provinces of Parma and Piacenza.
We are talking about "Rossi del Ducato", the new event dedicated to wine organised by the Associazione La Goccia and the organising group of the Monterosso Val d'Arda Festival, which will be held alongside the traditional event in Castell'Arquato.
Viale delle Rimembranze will host around twenty representative wineries from the provinces of Parma and Piacenza, who will guide visitors through an experiential tasting of red wines - hence the name of the event - from the duchy's territory.
"Rossi del Ducato is an important opportunity to promote wine production in the Parma and Piacenza area," says Marco Profumo, President of the Consorzio di Tutela Vini DOC Colli Piacentini, introducing the Consortium's presence at the event. "The Consortium will be present at the event to convey the important message that, with the new communication plan launched this year, aims to reach the heart of the territory and make it proud of its precious resources.
Where life is savoured is not just a claim, but the starting point for becoming aware of our value, which also gains strength through sharing actions and synergies that overcome territorial barriers between provinces".
During the event, the Consortium, as the representative of all the wine-growing realities of the Colli Piacentini area, will give space to the wines of wineries and producers of the other three Piacenza valleys - Val Trebbia, Val Nure and Val Tidone, accompanying the public to discover the unique and distinctive characteristics of each production area.
An event that promises to be of great impact and relevance: an opportunity to recognise and reconfirm the quality of the food and wine on offer in the provinces of Parma and Piacenza, two distinct areas but united in offering and sharing excellent products.