Dievole Wines of Tuscany
Dievole is a corner of Tuscany that has always been known as a small earthly paradise. Here the dialogue between nature and man has never stopped and the reason is explained by the name itself: the root of the name Dievole, in fact, can be traced back to the meaning of "God wills". The name Dievole appears for the first time officially in the 10th century and precisely on May 1090, 2. In those years the Icelandic Leif Erikson discovers North America, the Chinese discover gunpowder, Bologna opens the first university in the world, Rome it is invaded by the Normans and Pope Urban II conquers Jerusalem. On that day, we read in the contract of the notary Bellundo, two capons, three loaves and six 'lucchesi denari' of good silver were paid for the annual rent of a vineyard in the divine valley, in Dievole, in fact. image361.632 Eight centuries and countless generations later, another contract tells of Dievole. This time it's a wedding gift. Count Giulio Terrosi-Vagnoli gives the estate, which cost 80 Lire, to his future wife Ildegonda Camaiori who will be the last noblewoman of Dievole. To her we owe a precious document that has come down to us intact: the Dievole Sale Book, containing all the names of the peasant families of the time and that of the farm entrusted to them. Names behind which we can read the passion of the Chianti people for their land. Many descendants of those families are still here. Since the 16s, their ancient wisdom has returned to take care of the Dievole vineyards: 16 vineyards as well as XNUMX farms in which the property was divided.