“Grossetto” durum wheat Senatore Cappelli
Lamiola flour comes from grinding durum wheat Senator Cappelli, wheat which is produced in the magnificent Valle d’Itria, Apulia. This wheat is a rare and precious cultivar and arrives on our tables thanks to the intuition and collaboration of two illustrious Italian men of the early 1900s: the geneticist Agronomist Nazareno Strampelli from Crispiero (Macerata) and the Marquis of Abruzzo Raffaele Cappelli, Senator of Italy. In 1915, the two, in one of the Marquis’s farms in Apulia, succeeded in the ambitious project of selecting a special wheat different from the others for its high production and excellent nutritional values. Its tall ears, ending with the unique black moustache called “ariste”, its amber colour, its intense scent and its rich flavour represent the unmistakable characteristics of this refined wheat.