The Casetta, called “Foja Tonda” (round leaf) in local dialect, is an indigenous red grape variety cultivated since ancient times in Valdadige, between the regions Veneto and Trentino. Since the market favored other more prolific grape varieties, little by little Foja Tonda disappeared until it became almost extinct. Luckily, Albino Armani rediscovered it in the 1980’s. The wine making team is still involved in research related to the genetic improvement of this ancient varietal.
Today Foja Tonda is considered the symbol of our company and is included in the “Conservatoria”, a collection of old indigenous varietals from the Adige Valley, witnessing the passion that binds us to our land.
This wine, with its distinct personality, enchants and intrigues the wine lover with its ancestral origin. It is recognizable for its scents of dried prune, wild cherry, cinnamon, tobacco and musk that underscores its wild origin. On the palate it is fresh and persistent. It evolves splendidly with balsamic and ethereal aromas after a few years of ageing.