Castello di Lispida
The Lispida winery is located in the municipality of Monselice, in the province of Padua. Its history is very fascinating, and its beginning dates back to 1150, when Pope Eugene III donates to the monastic order of Sant'Agostino the hill and a church dedicated to S. Maria di Ispida. The monastery of Lispida has always been, as well as a place full of charm, also an ideal environment for the cultivation of vines and olives. Its history is interrupted in 1792, to resume at the beginning of the nineteenth century when it changed hands to the Corinaldi counts, who restructured the ancient monastery. The structure was enriched with new buildings, but above all a cellar was built, and production of wines began that quickly conquered all of Europe. In the 1950s, with the planting of new vineyards, the Lispida company resumed its winemaking vocation. Today it is run by Alessandro Sgaravatti, a passionate winemaker, a student of Gravner, who produces both red and white wines, refermented and aged in amphora, following the traditional vinification processes. The vineyards of Tocai, Ribolla Gialla, Sangiovese and Merlot are found on volcanic soils, and are bred according to the principles of Masanobu Fukuoka.