The Aleatico of Gradoli was introduced in the ancient city of Volsinii (Bolsena) by the Etruscans, who would have imported this vine by the Greeks. A legend tells that a demon lived in a cave just outside the village of Gradoli (nowdays still called Poggio del Diavolo) that terrorized the inhabitants of Gradoli with his horrible tricks. Many brave young people had tried to kill him but they were all defeated. One day the devil came home and found a lion sleeping in his cave. He tried to wake him up and throw him out, but the lion managed to defeat it and devil had to plunge into hell. Demon’s rod, however, remained tapped in the ground. The lion casually slept over it and the next day the rod had grown a vine: a vine of Aleatico. As for gratitude, the people of Gradoli put into their own emblem the lion and stick with the vine. «Macchia del Prete« is the name of the vineyard in Gradoli that gives the grapes for this marvellous wine.