On our trip to Cesenatico at the end of May, you will have the opportunity to visit one of the wineries in the hills beyond the city. Until then, I thought of the name Cesenatico actually only the sun, sea and beach. From the hinterland I had no idea until then. And certainly not guessed how beautiful this is. We had left in the morning from Cesenatico, had in Sogliano al Rubicone the Made acquaintance with a cheese maturing in pits, and after a brief visit to the Music Museum of Sogliano, drove on through the spectacular hilly landscape to the Tenuta Neri vineyard, which lies in the hills above the seaside resort. A low building stands on a large lot on one of the hills above the city. Here live Valeria and Giovanni Tenuta Neri, who grow wine in a long family tradition. From the terrace of the family home of the winemaker family, we have an unobstructed view of the bay and the city below us.
Valeria and Giovanni welcome us to the garden of their winery, which is located on a mountain ridge. On the one hand we look out towards the sea, on the other hand there are rows of hills, and Giovanni Neri explains to us: “Everything you see to the horizon belongs to our winery. Actually it is the winery of the family of my wife who manages it. I work in the city's radiology department during the day. ”I can hardly believe that the friendly Valeria Tenuta Neri rules this wine empire, but she laughs:“ If you grew up with it like me, it's not that difficult. My family has owned the vineyards for generations. ”
She invites us to sit down at her table, where she has tasted four different types of wine: Carpineta, a sweet Albana wine typical of the region; Alma, an award-winning Merlot Cru that tastes best to me personally and quite rightly won that award, I mean; Luis, a typical Sangiovese Superiore Reserva; and Casata Pasquinon, a Sangiovese Superiore traditionally grown in the area. In addition she - and this entices me almost even more - a large plate of apricots, strawberries and cherries from the garden on the table, a sight in which my mouth watering, even if I'm surprised that one Here fruits are served for wine tasting. I just can not resist the sight and I always take one of the sweet churches that burst so wonderfully in the mouth while biting into it. Or one of the apricots, whose juice trickles over my fingers as soon as I bite them. Fruit tastes better when harvested from the tree! And this fruit is tempting good.
While Valeria introduces us to her wines, Giovanni gets comfortable in one of his hanging chairs and keeps asking us questions. Her about ten-year-old son romping around on the lawn with the two friendly dogs of the house, who come to us again and again at the table. And later comes the grandmother of the family and welcomes us as warmly as the rest of the family. No wonder we feel comfortable here and do not want to leave. It does not matter that our Italian is more about listening than talking, and that we communicate more with the hands than with the mouth. The warmth and hospitality of the Neri family will be remembered for a long time to come. As well as their good wines. With these impressions we return to Cesenatico.
Udo Weisner from Jo Igele Reiseblog presents the regional wines in his article:
Where we drank Jupiter's blood
More information about the winery and its wines can be found online:
Via Bartoletti, 211
Carpineta di Cesena
Tel. 0547 326329
Tips on wine and drinks can be found at Wine tourism - wine regions.
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