Rauscedo - San Giorgio della Richinvelda (Pordenone)
Barbatella is a cutting or offshoot of the vine from which the roots have grown.
Barbatella VCR is world-renowned for its high reliability and its superior genetic and health properties. The most widely used graft in Rauscedo was originally the so-called “celerina or interlocking” one. In the 1980s, the French "omega" graft began to take hold, as it is quicker and simpler to carry out. Thanks to the new automatic grafting machine, the “Celerina Plus”, designed and patented by Vivai Cooperativi Rauscedo, there has been a return to production of vine cuttings using this grafting system. Production, which has exceeded 60 million cuttings for many years now, involves not only the 250 partners and their relatives, but also many local and foreign workers, for a total workforce of 2,000 people.
Place of production
Tyrrhenian coast of Liguria
The whole plant is packaged in bunches with at least two pairs of true leaves (one fully expanded and the other in the formation phase), up to a maximum of four pairs of true leaves. The plant is of average to very tall height with an expanded or cylindrical shape. Its leaves are elliptical in shape, with a puckered or blistered appearance. It has an intense and characteristic aroma with the complete absence of a minty scent.
It is grown in a protected environment all year round and out in the fields in spring and summer months. The product for fresh consumption is packaged and sold in bunches or bouquets. Basil destined for small-scale or industrial processing is sold in bulk, mainly to companies involved in manufacturing semi-finished products for industrial or commercial use, or to processing facilities to be used directly as an ingredient.
Place of production
Truffle - There are many different varieties, the most highly regarded being the prized Norcia and Spoleto black truffle, which can also be found in the territories of Valtopina, Gualdo Tadino and Terni, while the prized white truffle abounds in the Umbrian Upper Tiber and Alto Chiascio.
Castelluccio di Norcia IGP lentil - A local ecotype very small in size with variegated colour, very fine skin, delicate consistency and long shelf life.
Monteleone di Spoleto DOP spelt - A local spelt ecotype, which over time has taken on the specific and distinctive characteristics of theTriticum dicoccum species.
Colfiorito IGP red potato - It has a distinctive rough, thin, reddish skin with firm, crisp, light yellow-coloured flesh.
Saffron - The cultivation of this spice was revived in the 90s, in particular in the areas of Cascia and Città della Pieve. Cascia saffron, a highly pure saffron of Umbria, was included in the list of traditional food products (PAT) of the region.
Slow Food Presidium - Roveja of Civita di Cascia: a small pea-like legume, with a seed ranging in colour from dark green to grey-brown. Trevi black celery, with long, dark green stalks, no fibres and an intense aroma. Amerino cottòra broadbean, also known as mezza fava (half broadbean), on account of its small size. Lake Trasimeno bean, a bean-like legume, with an oval shape and varied colour details ranging from cream to black.