oil on canvas (40 x 50 cm.)
PARROCCHIA SS FERMO E RUSTICO, CARAVAGGIO (BG) ITALY
Greek of Bianco: The most precious wine in the world, the wine of the gods of Greece, thousands of years old. Occurs only in the territory of Bianco and Casignana Mare; delicate aroma of melting, yellow amber, it captures the subtle orange blossom exceptionally velvety, delicate and elegant, goes well with pastries and cheeses.
The grapes from this famous wine is dried and can be considered as the oldest wine that you have memory in Italy. It was an unknown settler greek that from the mother country, in the eighth century BC, here transplanted a vine in a foreign land because it could remind the distant homeland. His was a sentimental gesture, but what he produced became the authentic 'wine of the Gods', a wine that has the warmth of the sun and the scent of oranges including couple. The wine became immediately popular: Emperors in Rome and Patrick offered to the people of great respect. Also tell the old stories that were funny little women in delirium, as evidenced by an inscription walls at Pompeii, "you're really cold, or Bice, and ice tonight even if the Greek wine was able to get warm." Legend also has it that the Greek of Bianco has provided the strength necessary to defeat the army soldiers Locri of Crotone, 10 times in the battle fought on the River Festival in 560 BC
From ancient times until today, the Greek of Bianco has always enjoyed a reputation for being endowed with healing powers, as a tonic and friendly, well documented by eminent physicians.