Beer and Pairings
A top-fermented beer brewed with wheat and barley malt, Biga is a light orange-tinged Weizen characterized by a velvety but persistent foam. The aroma is slightly floral, with fruity undertones tending toward banana and clove. On the palate, notes of bread crust, well balanced by fruity and spicy hints, converge in a dry aftertaste, making Biga a perfect four-season: suitable not only for summer, but also to accompany you throughout the rest of the year.
ALCOHOL: 4,9% Vol
TEMPERATURE: Serve at 6 - 8°C
Biga, with its slight acidity given by the wheat and good carbonation, is particularly suitable for pairing with red meats, such as shank and pork tenderloin, but also with the savoriness of fish. Not to be missed is the combination with a nice pizza or a spicy dish, such as the classics of German cuisine.
The Centa Valley is perhaps one of the most unspoiled areas of the Vigolana Plateau, and the path that runs alongside its namesake stream, in the area between the municipalities of Caldonazzo and Centa San Nicolò, has been redeveloped through the creation of an educational trail that tells its story.
The path that accompanies the Centa was once the ancient Lanzino road and was the only link between Trento and Vicenza in the Middle Ages.
If you let yourself be guided backwards by the course of the stream, you can still admire the marks left by the people who for centuries used the power of the water as a source of sustenance.
In fact, skirting the creek, one comes across the ruins of a water-powered sawmill and not far away those of a mill and a bread oven, witnesses to what at the time constituted a basic element of subsistence: wheat.
The remains of those buildings that once moved the economy of the area will transport anyone who takes this route to the time of the people who lived and worked there, showing a glimpse of popular tradition.
Looking up, one can admire the spectacular Valimpach waterfall, an underground effluent of Lake Lavarone. Continuing on further, one reaches a wide plateau where the path breaks up destroyed by the force of the water. Only by reaching this point, however, can one still see the ruins of another mill and what remains of an old tavern.
It is amazing how, not far from the inhabited area, one can be catapulted into a parallel reality surrounded by wilderness, where the mind is free to flow in tune with the stream, losing itself in the endless stories that those waters have to tell.
A magical place to which one never tires of returning.