Pallagrello was the favorite wine of the Royal Family of Bourbon who used to serve it on great occasions preferring it to the renowned French wines and giving it as a gift to Princes and Kings.
In this context, was born the King’s Ferdinand IV idea to cultivate vines in order to produce his preferred wine under the hill of San Leucio near the splendid Royal Palace of Caserta. By virtue of this preference, Pallagrello is universally recognized as “THE KING’S WINE”.
In the mind of the King, however, the project was even greater and important, so much that in 1788 he minted a coin with a bunch of grapes, the QUATTRO CAVALLI DI FERDINANDO IV.
More than 200 years later, VINUM FABULA, in exclusive collaboration with the oldest mint in Europe (ZECCA DI LUCCA), has tried to realize the ancient dream of King Ferdinando IV: to unite in a single project THE KING’S WINE and the QUATTRO CAVALLI coin minted by the King in 1788.
We like to imagine that if this initiative had been realized two centuries ago, the King would have chosen to pay homage to his guests with a bottle of PALLAGRELLO with the COIN set on it in order to celebrate his favorite grape. A bottle destined to become a COLLECTION, the first bottle of the VINUM FABULA project.
Collectors who will have the privilege of owning this unique piece of history will be able to taste an excellent PALLAGRELLO IGP NERO OR BIANCO and complete the collection with the release of new bottles and new coins inspired by characters who have made history.
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The fertile Caserta’s lands, the same chosen by King Ferdinand IV, give origin to the black or white Pallagrello IGP selected for VINUM FABULAS
The realization of an unfulfilled dream is the vision of a project that combines the passion for good wine and the history of our beautiful country.
VINUM FABULAS goes in search of stories in history, the fabulas of our roots told through ancient stories of wine and coins.
THE ANTICA ZECCA DI LUCCA, the oldest mint in Europe. A piece of the history of Europe, a prestigious partner for a project of value.
In 1788, the Naples mint coined a project for a new 4-horse copper coin that was supposed to depict His Majesty Ferdinand IV of Bourbon, to replace the old previous coins of the same value. This almost unique project lacks the reverse in value and depicts a bunch of grapes, a symbol of fertility and emblem of the cohesion of the Kingdom under the aegis of the Royal House, flanked by two vine leaves and set aside from the date 1788 on the sides.
Only 9.999 pieces
Numbered and certified copies
Coinage at the Ancient Mint of Lucca
Around the sovereign portrait, for lack of space, the titling is that of SICIL[iarum] REX and the portrait is characterized by the long flowing hair and the realistic profile, that nothing hides the King’s Ferdinand physiognomy.
A recurring symbol in the classic coinage, the bunch of grapes is imposed for its iconic value of communication, related as it is to wine, one of the pillars, together with bread and oil, of the feeding of Mediterranean people.
A COLLECTIBLE BOTTLE OF PALLAGRELLO IGP (BLACK OR WHITE) SET WITH THE SILVER COIN
” QUATTRO CAVALLI DI FERDINANDO IV “
IN ADDITION A BOTTLE WITHOUT COIN TO TASTE FOR FREE.