THE FORTETO DELLA LUJA
The agricultural holding Forteto della Luja was handed down to the present owner, Giovanni Scaglione, through the materna! family of his father Giancarlo.
The farm first appears in the land registers in 1826, but the stone wine cellars and some of the farm buildings date from the end of the eighteenth century. Until 1985, the vineyards produced grapes for sale to locai vintners and only a small quantity of wine was made.
In 1985, encouraged by the famous producer Giacomo Bologna and returning to the customs of greatgrandfather Giovanni, the winery began the raisining of Moscato grapes and the production of Moscato Passito Plasa Rischel, which won prestigious awards.The Loazzolo Vendemmia Tardiva DOC was published in the Officiai Journal on May19 th1992. The Loazzolo DOC is currently the smallest registered designation of origin in ltaly.
The name of the winery, Forteto della Luja, derives from the name of the woodlands traversed by the Rio Luja that surround the vineyards. Since 20 07, the vineyards have been an affiliate WWF Oasis and in 2011 they became a Didactic Centre of the Università di Scienze Gastronomiche di Pollenza. The head of the nature oasis is the eco-vintner Giovanni Scaglione.