The castione brown
The harvest of this type of chestnut, cultivated with natural methods, takes place directly on the plants, where expert “batitori” climb to beat the curls with long poles and then make them fall to the ground.
In the woods of Castione in the Monte Baldo Park, where the Feast to it dedicated is also held, there are about 2,500 plants, some with over three hundred years of age, from which large, heart-shaped, sweet-tasting fruits are collected and fine grain. Here the rural environment can connect in full coherence with the naturalistic resources of the place, represented by floral and botanical essences, by ancient beech woods as well as by high altitude pastures and pastures.
From the processing of chestnuts, combined with the flavors of local wines and the warmth of the fireplace in autumn, unique recipes and products are born, such as chestnut noodles, chestnut beer, and, to round off the famous Marroncino di Castione.