Foglia Tonda: tracing wine history in Tuscany
The Foglia Tonda variety has a very ancient origin. One can find traces of it in the treatises of the mid 19th century. It originated in Tuscany, particularly in the South of the Siena area, precisely where we are now. Its cultivation was abandoned owing to the type of pruning with a renewable vine-shoot (guyot or upside down), which produced quantities of grapes resulting in lower quality wine.