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Cantine Castignano

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Le Cantine di Castignano was busy! There were several trucks lined up from local grape growers, ready to make their grapes into wine. We were given a tour of the facility.

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First, sugar samples are taken. Our guide grabbed some grapes out of the truck and handed them to us to eat. They tasted sweet to me!

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Here they go...

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Down the hatch!

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This machine removes stems and seeds, and cleans the grapes.

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We tasted the sweet, unfermented juice.

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Then the juice is filtered into underground rivers of pre-vino!

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Time to browse and TASTE the finished products!

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Here I am with our friendly host, Giampiero. We bought 4 bottles and a beautiful hinged wooden wine box. Total: 18 euro! (Another free bottle!)

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