Valle D'Aosta

GROSJEAN

 

Grosjean is a company that has been working with the land and its fruits for generations. Grosjean, however, is, first of all, a family: our family, made up of people. Because, as in all things, it is the human factor that makes the difference.

In 2011 the leap in quality: by mutual agreement we opted for the Organic conversion. In 2018, this excellent example of renewed excellent Valle d'Aosta viticulture passes into the hands of the third generation Grosjean: Hervé, Simon, Mathieu, Didier, Josianne and son-in-law Marco inherited the mandate.

 

OTTIN

 

Elio Ottin's adventure began in 1989 as a young man, unafraid of dreaming. After completing his studies at Institut Agricole Regional at the age of 23, he acquired his first plots of land situated between the municipalities of Quart and Saint-Christophe. Due to the acute gradients and coarse-grained soil, this virgin ground was difficult to work. Nevertheless, in a relatively short time he managed to transform this terrain into ‘terroir’ which provided all the minerals and verticality that hallmark his domaine wines and form the true heritage of Valdostan mountain wines.

In 1999 Elio made what turned out to be the most important and best decision of his life deciding to lead the company into expansion and the farmland quickly grew to a total of 13 hectares which comprised 4 hectares of vineyard, 4 hectares of apple orchards and 5 hectares of grazing land. 2007 thus became year zero in which he produced a total number of 30 thousand bottles, including three types of wine: Petite Arvine, Pinot Noir and Torrette Superieur.

 

PIANTAGROSSA

 

If there is a winemaker that almost precisely embodies the aspiration and the passion of a true dreamer, this must be Piantagrossa. 

Piantagrossa is a super small, super young vigneron founded in 2013 by Luciano Zoppo Ronzero, back then a manager of a multination company. Nevertheless, the seed of history and tradition was already there: Luciano grew up in Donnas, Valle d’Aosta, surrounded by small winegrowers, rooted since generations in the poetry of the heroic winemaking of the alps of Valle D’Aosta. 
There, since he was a young child, absorbed and learned the secrets of the trade that remained as regret and a dream until he decided to go back. It is how Piantagrossa was born: 2 hectares of vineyards, perched on the incredibly steep slopes of the Donnas and St-Martin Mountains at 450/500 meter above sea level, held up by the 500 years old drywalls from where everything has to be done manually. Piantagrossa produces Nebbiolo and in smallest quantities other indigenous grapes, like Fumin, Vien de Nus, Neyret and Freisa.

 

Piedmont

GIOVANNI ABRIGO

 

Giovanni Abrigo is an authentic family-run winery and have been cultivating the land and promoting the products of the Langhe since 1968.

The winery is located in the hills of Diano d’Alba, in the heart of the "sori", facing the hill of Diano d'Alba. Towards the middle of the 1980s, Giorgio Abrigo the son of Goivanni having completed his studies in agronomy, became involved in the cultivation of the hazelnut groves and vineyards, which were planted in the areas of the estate with the exposure and most suitable soils. And then Paola, Giorgio’s wife, began working for the family business too, promoting the commercial development of the wines and the company identity, which, little by little, became what the Abrigo Giovanni Azienda Agricola we know today. The house farm has the right position in the sun, the right microclimate and a very special and unique terroir which has everything that is needed to offer the best wines as a fantastic Barolo DOCG called Ravera, the particular Dolcetto di Diano d’Alba DOCG and also a very fruity and pleasant Barbera d’Alba DOC.

 

BRIC CENCIURIO

 

Located in the heart of Langhe, on the hills of Barolo town, “Bric Cenciurio” in Piedmontese dialect means “top of the Cenciurio hill”.

The winery currently has 10 hectares under vine including its Roero property. It is planted to Arneis, Barbera, and Nebbiolo d’Alba. The Nebbiolo for Bric Cenciuros world famous Barolo grows in the two-hectare plot in the prestigious Coste di Rose Cru property. The respect of the environment and biodiversity thanks to the minimal use of chemical products is a key element to the winery. As for the vinification, it is centred on the respect for the raw material from which the wine derives to interpret the individuality of each vineyard, and the work in the cellar is aided by century-old techniques passed down from one generation to the next. 

 

CASCINA FALETTA

 

Elena e Giovanni continue, tenaciously and passionately, the project begun by their grandparents. It was precisely their ancestors who worked the surrounding lands from the 1920s.

Cascina Faletta was built in 1881. The winery is surrounded by vineyards: one document certifies that in as early as 1957 Faletta was awarded 500,000 Lire for being considered a winery of excellence.

Now, like then, the journey into the extraordinary world of wine continues. And, as it should be, every bottle is testimony to the past. Indigenous and international vines now produce whites, reds and sparkling wines obtained with the Classic Method. Every label has its history, like for example the sparkling wine, the Marchesa Virginia, in homage to the woman thought to be the Estate’s first owner. Then there is the Myricae white wine, named as such because the homonymous and very famous collection of poems by Giovanni Pascoli tells of life in the fields.

 

CASCINA GALARIN

 

Together with Giuseppe Carosso, his sons Marco and Giovanni also work in the company today, helping to carry on a family tradition of over two centuries. Always attentive to respect for nature and the environment, we are convinced that the quality of a wine is born in the vineyard so we do not use herbicides and pesticides and we favour the birth and development of different types of herbs between the rows.

Each vine is considered as an individual to be interpreted and accompanied over the years, in order to express the uniqueness of the territory. Even in the cellar we follow every phase, from the initial selection and pressing to the packaging of every single bottle.

We do not use any herbicides or pesticides in our vineyards and hazelnut groves, in some of them we do not mow the grass. We believe in the importance of grassing, since only in this way can many herbaceous varieties grow.

We believe that in order to best express a terroir it is essential to work with old vines: the uniqueness and beauty of a vineyard are most evident with plants with very deep root systems.

Bottling takes place with the least possible use of sulfur dioxide, and, as usual, only during the days of a waning moon.

 

CA’ DE LION GHIONE

 

Ca' de Lion was founded in 1871 by Luigi Ghione. The winery takes the name of the family ancestor, Leone Ghione. Generations of expertise in Piemonte has elevated this artisanal producer to its highest level ever. Farming sustainably and naturally, the wines from this estate show purity of flavour. The depth and nuance of the wines vibrates and speaks of the place where they come from in the hills of Canelli, a village very well recognized for the production of Moscato d’Asti.

The winery produces and vinifies all its wines with last technologies about bottling and product processing. But it’s Tradition the keyword for this company reality: respect for territory grapes, respect for traditional wine making practices, respect for our roots and for the time’s lessons.

 

CANTINA DELLA SERRA

 

Piedmont and his Erbaluce! This native white grape has been discovered around 1600, and today it’s one of the best and most important wines in Piedmont. La Serra winery is one of the main producers of Erbaluce di Caluso DOCG in Classical, sparkling, late harvest and also ageing in wood. Its scent of pear, cut grass, sagebrush, yellow flowers makes this wine one of the finest and most elegant white wines in Italy.

 

 

DEMARIE

 

Demarie Winery was founded in 1957. It is located in Vezza d’Alba, on the Roero side of the Tanaro River, in the heart of the Unesco  Heritage. 
Demarie Winery cultivates only indigenous varieties for producing a range of autochthonous wines that are the symbol of the region. Demarie’s wines are produced only using the grapes from their own vines that we are managing in organic farming. They are a family winery, the founder is Luigi, the grandfather, that with his son Giovanni had put down roots. 

Demarie winery cares about the environment and for this reason, they have chosen to use: solar panels, 
biomass power plant and heat pumps, materials for the construction containing the dispersion of heat. 

 

ERALDO VIBERTI

 

family run farm since 1960, in their 6 hectares of vineyards, they cultivate the typical varietals of our Langhe area: Dolcetto, Barbera, Nebbiolo. The values: respect for the land and the work linked to tradition, listening to the vintage characteristics, adjusting the time of fermentation and aging accordingly, that are different from each varietal and vineyard. We are in La Morra and you surely know how typical Barolo from this area is.

 

LA CAMPORE

 

The Azienda Agritiviticola was founded in 2003 with the new winery that experiences a late harvest in which the Caluso Passito is now maturing. The company’s philosophy is based on respect for the environment, the pursuit of quality, the limited selection of wines that express the typicality of the territory and tradition. 
The origin of the company dates back to 1974 with the purchase by the Fiamenghi family of 38 hectares of coppice, with a rustic annexe near the castle of Masino, from the Valperga Counts. The management is today in the hands of Franca Fiamenghi and her husband Roberto Gabriele, who personally follows the management of the vineyards, consisting of native vines such as Erbaluce di Caluso to obtain the production of Rosso Canavese DOC and Erbaluce di Caluso DOC wines, the passito and the classic method sparkling wine. La Campore has obtained the Masters of Taste recognition.

 

LA MONTAGNETTA

 

Situated in Triversa Valley on the sunny slopes of Asti’s Northern hills, this small business is run and owned by Domenico Capello. Set on fifteen hectares of land, ten of which are vineyards.

La Montagnetta is now a well-known specialist in the production of Fresia and has in recent years, through a series of studies and conducted experiments, made it possible to show how a high degree of maturity results in an unexpected enological quality from the grape.

The winery is located in a picturesque farming community in the north of Asti hills. 

 

LA SPINONA

 

A big expression of BARBARESCO! La Spinona winery is located on the hills of the municipality of Barbaresco, a place dedicated to the production of incredible wines. The Spinona is a company which represents its founder Pietro Berutti, a man of great experience who believed in Barbaresco since the 1940s. He is the winemaker, while his father Guatiero made a big careful work in the vineyards to guarantee the growth of very good Nebbiolo grape. The name of the winery is a tribute to their dog, Baica, a Spinone Italiano (the dog breed). Today, this winery produces awesome Barbaresco DOCG and Barolo DOCG with the best awards and they are appreciated from the most important enological critics all over the world.

 

LE CECCHE

 

Le Cecche is a small village of Diano d’Alba, one of the "eleven municipalities of Barolo" in Piedmont.

From 2001 onwards, the company underwent a careful restoration of the buildings and the creation of a modern cellar, with new vineyards of Barbera, Nebbiolo and Merlot in the lands around the houses, with south and south-west exposures. The old Dolcetto vineyard, planted in the 1950s, has also been restored. Le Cecche currently owns 8 ha of vineyards.

Starting with a production of 3,000 bottles in 2002, production has reached 40,000 bottles.

 

LUZI DONADEI

 

The Domaine Luzi Donadei, has been inhabited by the same family for four centuries, Andrea's mother was the first to make known the Dolcetto di Clavesana to the great oenological critics of the time as Luigi Veronelli, now Andrea Luzi is the owner of the winery estate and carries on this great philosophy taught by his mother, exalting the style of the good taste and good living within its territory, Dogliani!

The soul of these sacred hills in Dogliani area is the terroir: white vertiginous layers of tufa, this white land is famous all over the world for its extraordinary mineralogical composition that gives its wines its usual excellence for bouquet and taste. In this zone is produced the famous Dogliani DOCG made with 100% Dolcetto grape. The cellar is monumental and dates back to the sixteenth century. Luzi Donadei winery pay special attention to the quality of the wines and the value and work of the people who made them. He strongly believes in its 14 hectares of vineyards and in the potential of Dogliani DOCG, a red wine capable of best expressing an autochthonous grape like Dolcetto di Dogliani. 

 

MOSCONE

 

The winemaking tradition of Fratelli Moscone traces back to 1877. They own 18 hectares of vineyards in the most outstanding areas of Monforte d’Alba, five of which in the renowned Bussia cru. The peculiar exposure of the vineyards, typical of Monforte d’Alba, reaches the higher expression in the crus of property.

The exclusive balance of elegance and character of Moscone wines comes from both centuries of skilful winemaking techniques knowledge and the newest winery facilities. The genealogy of the Moscone family is lost in history, but it is in 1877 with the birth of Giacinto that the dynasty binds its name to the renowned Piedmontese wine. Giacinto began his successful activity as a producer in Monforte d’Alba, focusing on the quality of the most suitable land and vines in the region. After his death in 1944, he was succeeded by his son Angelo, who will continue his activity, improving the quality of Moscone wine and transmitting the boundless family passion to his current sons. The heirs Giacinto and Livio together with the wife of Livio, Luciana Abbona, have continued in the family philosophy, developing the company that today owns two different wineries in Monforte d’Alba.

 

PARIDE IARETTI

 

Our company has its roots in Gattinara. The 4.5 hectares of vineyards that identify it develop on the hills that slope down towards the town. Monte Rosa is the backdrop to this splendid terroir, which enchants those who come here, driven by the curiosity to understand and get to know Upper Piedmont. Our plots welcome in an almost exclusive way a single grape variety, the noblest, Nebbiolo. Care of the vineyards and winemaking are entrusted to the care of the founding partner, Paride, assisted by Mattia, while Fabrizio will welcome you in the cellar. 
The company was founded at the beginning of the new millennium, thanks to Paris, to then welcome, starting from 2015, within its own company structure, other people, bearers of very varied professional experiences. The common goal of the members is to make this reality grow in size, gradually bringing it towards an annual production of about 30,000 bottles, in strict compliance with the quality, which has always distinguished our wine.

 

PIAZZO

 

Piazzo winery is located in San Rocco Seno d’Elvio, an outlying district of the town of Alba, and works in Barolo and Barbaresco production since 1969. Today the winery is managed Marina, together with her husband Franco Allario, and their 2 sons Simone and Marco and it covers over 70 hectares, entirely cultivated with vineyards, located on the border between Alba and Treiso midst noble vineyards, one of the symbols of their local culture and tradition that each year produce highly awarded labels with autochthonous grapes, including  Dolcetto d’Alba, Barbera d’Alba, Langhe Nebbiolo, Barbaresco DOCG and their most important product, Barolo DOCG. 

 

PIER PAOLO GRASSO

 

Pier Paolo Grasso was born into a family of winemakers and dedicated himself to agriculture beginning at an early age, specifically focusing on planting vines. Over time, thanks also to specialized studies, he decided to produce wine with the same care and love as his vines. Today, after more than fifteen years, with the help of his wife Sara, Pier Paolo produces a wide range of quality Piedmontese wines, which are present in both Italian and international markets.
Azienda Vitivinicola Pier can be found on the hill of Treiso, just a few miles from Alba and Barbaresco. It is a winery distinguished by its wines, which recount stories of passion for the earth and cultivation, stories of tradition, dedication; it is a company that lives in harmony with nature, which patiently waits for the best time to harvest grapes and process must, in order to produce an outstanding and robust final product.
Given the limited use of sulphites, absence of additives of animal origin, and concern for the environment, evident in both the vineyards and the use of lightweight glass packaging, Azienda Vitivinicola Pier strives to ensure wine and an environment that is healthier for all.

 

 

RIVETTO

 

This organic and biodynamic winery is located on top of the Lirano hills, 400 meters above sea level, on the border with the Barolo zone. The soil, from which the richness, power and elegance of tannins derive, it’s typical of Serralunga: calcareous and rich of clay, with the presence of marles. The winery extends on 15 hectares of vineyards.
Organic and biodynamic practices are the means, not the result. At the moment the producer doesn’t know the map, but he knows the direction: clear, well defined. Rivetto is also doing vinification in amphoras and terracotta: a new way to understand the evolution and the shelf life of their wines!
He produces very high-quality wines. For the red wines the typical denomination of the area as Barbera d’Alba, Nebbiolo, Barbaresco and different Barolos: Barolo del Comune di Serralunga d’Alba, Barolo Briccolina and Barolo Leon Riserva, to allow tasting of different crus and vintages. A real local white grape is again the result of a choice based on the terroir and tradition: a 100% Nascetta, to really appreciate this typical white grape of our land.

 

ROSSOTTO

 

Established in the “Collina Torinese”, the beautiful hills surrounding Turin, the Stefano Rossotto Winery has been a family winemaking landmark in the region for almost a century.

Rossotto's winery is famous for his fresh, tasty and aromatic wines like Freisa DOC, a typical red wine with floral and fruity notes, Albugnano DOC, a Nebbiolo wine that come from the hearth of Piedmont on Monferrato hills with his awesome flavours, and their main product Malvasia DOC, an aromatic sweet wine, pleasantly fruity with a taste of candied fruit and wild rose. 

 

SASSI SAN CRISTOFORO

 

Sassi San Cristoforo is a small winery, a jewel, clean, perfect and developed to respect the Nebbiolo grape. Wines are produced without hurry and softly aged in large barrels and barriques, guaranteeing very high quality.

The owner and winemaker Davide Carniel knows very well how to respect the typical terroir, having experienced it in many important cellars, including the worldwide famous Gaja winery and uses his working philosophy for the production of this fantastic red wines with different styles:  “Classic” Barbaresco, the selections Barbaresco “San Cristoforo” and “San Cristoforo Riserva”.

To complete the range of products there is an outstanding Langhe Nebbiolo, a fruity Dolcetto d’Alba and a very fresh Moscato d’Asti.

 

SORPASSO

 

Martina and Vittorio's dreams were born in 2012 with the first rented vineyard in Carema, a difficult area to cultivating but fascinating.

It's in the mountains. Rocky. Insidious. It is a daily challenge to cultivate.
The first vintage of Sorpasso vinified was 2014.

 

The Carema wine tradition is the basis of the development of Sorpasso. Climate change will be at the centre of viticultural evolution and the solution to this will be biodiversity in the vineyard, which is very rich in our territory. For this reason, all the vineyards of Sorpasso contain various percentages of minor native vines.

 

TENUTA MONTEMAGNO

 

Thanks to vineyards facing south-west, the microclimate enjoyed by this area with its clayey calcareous soil, a process carried out by hand, the brilliant intuitions of the Barea family and the expertise of oenologist Gianfranco Cordero, Tenuta Montemagno produces bottles of great prestige now figuring among the top 100 Italian wines. This land preserves the Asti area’s most precious treasure. Riches that Tenuta Montemagno display in the luxuriance of its crops. From the same municipality of Montemagno the vineyards extend as far as neighbouring Altavilla, Viarigi and Casorzo. Sight is strained by taking in rows and rows of some of the most ancient and famous Piemonte vines, such as Ruchè,Grignolino, Barbera and Malvasia of Casorzio.

 

TENUTA SAN MAURO

 

Tenuta San Mauro is located between Langhe (Neive) and Monferrato (Castagnole delle Lanze), land of Barbaresco e Barbera. This winery is guided by Mauro and his family, owner of the small and artisan business.

Tenuta San Mauro counts 70 hectares of which 40 are vineyards and 30 with grass, trees and wood.

All wines are DOC and DOCG: Barbera d’Asti, Barbera d’Asti Superiore, more complex with the richness of wood, Langhe Chardonnay, pleasant and fruity, Moscato d'Asti, sweet and aromatic. The San Mauro wines are products of high quality and with a great structure like the incredible Barbaresco DOCG and the awesome Barbaresco Canova DOCG, obtained by the oldest vineyards.

 

TRE SECOLI

 

One of the biggest cooperative in the Piedmont region, producing traditional wines since 1887.

Tre Secoli can be considered as one of the main actors in the wine industry especially for Moscato d’Asti, Brachetto d’Acqui, Barbera d’Asti, including our big and spicy Barbera d’Asti  Nizza, Albarossa, and a great Piemonte Rosso (a fantastic blend of Barbera, Merlot and Cabernet Sauvignon).

 

VIGNE DEI MASTRI

 

A beautiful family leads a fantastic eco-sustainable green winery. Their focus is the respect of the environment through the exclusive use of clean energy, recycling of rainwater, use of certified wood only. Vigne dei Mastri is located in Costigliole d’Asti, one of the best-suited areas for the production of Barbera.

They produce different award-winners, top quality wines from Barbera grapes:  "Galileo", a Barbera d’Asti Superiore with exceptional elegance and complexity; "Superba", a limited edition of Barbera Superiore, obtained by drying part of the grapes after the harvest; "Marcello" a spicy Monferrato Doc with 80% of Albarossa;  "Chiara" a tasteful white Monferrato Doc obtained by german Riesling and "Chiararose” a french style Monferrato Rosè, obtained with 100% Barbera grapes.

 

VIOTTI 

 

A splendid wine cellar managed for seven generations by a family which carries the passion for the wine in Castel Rocchero, a little medieval village recognized as heritage by UNESCO. Guido, the producer, and his daughter Bianca carry on the family tradition with devotion.

They are kind people who produce wine with great care, as an incredible Albarossa, a typical Piedmontese red wine, the grape of Albarossa born from the intersection of Barbera plant and Nebbiolo plant, a very elegant Brachetto, autochthonous aromatic red grape made in sweet and also in dry, Barbera d’Asti, and a fresh rosè with Albarossa grape.

 

VOERZIO-MARTINI 

 

This winery located in Langhe area, and is a new company managed by its founder Gianni Voerzio and by his expert enologists Mirko and Federica Martini.

The synergy between these different professional figures has produced a new drive and important innovations that have a positive impact on the company as a whole and have enhanced the already high quality of their wines like Barbera, Nebbiolo, Moscato and also a great and awarded Barolo DOCG.

The brand is recognized all over the world, and each year the wines of Voerzio-Martini have been awarded withJames Suckling and Wine Spectator.

 

TORRACCIA DEL PIANTAVIGNA

 

Torraccia del Piantavigna is located in Ghemme, in Upper Piedmont, at the foot of Monte Rosa, one of the most emblematic Italian mountains. With an area of ​​40 hectares planted with indigenous vines of great tradition such as Nebbiolo, Vespolina, the company produces, refines and bottles, directly in its cellars, red, white and rosé wines of great quality, among which excellences such as Ghemme and Gattinara D.O.C.G.

 

The current generation at the helm of the company draws lessons from the experience of grandfather Pierino, founder of the company, not only in producing wines of consolidated quality and elegance, but also in the attitude to respect and develop essential values ​​such as the Territory.  The Community and the Environment. As proof of its commitment to environmental protection and safeguarding, Torraccia del Piantavigna received the prestigious Eco-friendly award from the Italian Touring Club in 2014, 2017 and 2018

Lombardy

CA’ BIANCHE

 

In 2007 at the age of 27, I decided to quit my job in nearby Switzerland and dedicate myself to my true passion, my land. So I withdrew the small family business, of just one hectare of vineyard and one hectare of apples; from day one I set to work with pride and with the desire to do high-quality things. This is where my company is born.

Having said that, I currently grow about four hectares of apple orchards and two of vineyards. My intentions were immediately clear; do something important for this territory full of asperity that does not give you anything without effort, but if you work with passion, it can give you a lot of satisfaction. So from my small vineyard I decided to bring out all the best of this land and, working based on quality and not quantity, I decided to build a cellar and make a little wine, but a great wine.

The winery is located at an altitude of 750 m.s.l.m. on the Rhaetian bank of the Alps, 2 km from Tirano in the hamlet of Baruffini, precisely Cà Bianche, where there is also the grapes I produce. 

 

LA SPIA

 

The "La Spia" label was born among the Valtellina vineyards, the name of which is linked to the homonymous rocky ridge located in the Sassella sub-area. In 1962 the ownership of the wood in the hills passed to the Rigamonti family, which assigned it to the cultivation of Nebbiolo grapes, of the Chiavennasca biotype.

In recent years, La Spia changes its production register, passing from just under 5,000 to over 15,000 bottles produced.
The company takes over small vineyards selected in the neighbouring sub-areas.

Climate and soil, two main elements to make Valtellina a territory suited to viticulture. On these slopes, the rows of courtyards arranged in the terraces remain an ancient and functional system that has made the current Valtellina viticulture possible, one of the largest terraced mountain areas in Europe.

 

Veneto

LE MORETTE

 

Mr. Valerio Zenato is the owner of this big beautiful winery in Veneto, located in San Benedetto di Lugana, very close to Garda Lake.

Today this is one of the most dynamic areas for the production of Lugana DOC, a very particular autochthonous white grape from Veneto with a great structure, characterized by a strong minerality. In the 30 hectares of vineyards of the winery, the grapes find their territorial “Cru”, producing awesome and important wines like Amarone della Valpolicella Classico DOCG, Valpolicella DOCG and Lugana DOC.

 

CORTE MOSCHINA

 

The love for the land, the passion for authenticity, the work of years that has been handed down from generation to generation and the will to always give the best: it is thanks to all this that today Corte Moschina has become a worthy representative of a sincere Italian spirit.

A gentle land that holds years of history made up of volcanic eruptions and nature as far as the eye can see. At the foot of the Lessini Mountains stands Corte Moschina, an ancient Venetian property from the end of the 16th century which is the home of the family, but which is also a symbol of passion, tradition and the future.

The diversity of vineyards in the area enriches the history and work of the family even more. From Roncà with the vineyards of Garganega and Durella, to the international blends of the Berici Hills, to the vineyards of Valpolicella, everything from Corte Moschina smells good.

 

CORTE VOLPONI

 

Valpolicella is not only a Territory, it’s the real expression of an area of high-quality viticulture, based on specific types of soil, unique climate and their interaction with the vines. The complexity of the Valpolicella terroir is confirmed by the production of elegant wines. The area is full of history in the production of indigenous varieties with a unique vinification leading to four distinctly different wines: Valpolicella, Ripasso, Amarone and Recioto.

A wide range of wines, from young and fruity style to those with great structure and long ageing potential.

Fabio and Paolo Zenato found inspiration in the land's rich history to take on the ambitious project of producing wines in the Valpolicella with the highest standard of quality in viticulture and winemaking.

Together with the experience of winegrowers in the heart of Valpolicella territory, they created the ideal synergies for two wines under the brand: Corte Volponi, Valpolicella Superiore Ripasso and Amarone Classico DOCG.

 

NATALINA GRANDI

 

Tenuta Natalina Grandi recounts the passion that has been carried forward from father to son for centuries in the municipality of Gambellara, and it is represented today by Giovanni Framarin and his sons Luca, Lisa and Valentina. The production takes place in the ten hectares of land owned in the province of Vicenza, divided between Gambellara and Lonigo, between hills and plains.

The spirit that animates daily works is linked to love for the earth, its fruits and high-quality production. The grapes are processed entirely in purity with a biological production chain and are harvested manually by using bins. All processes related to winemaking, sparkling, and bottling takes place entirely in the company and is managed directly by the Framarin family. The tasting tells the story of the vineyard, the territory, the grape harvest and the production to reach the glass.

 

REASSI 

 

The winery Reassi extends over an area of about 6 hectares in Colli Euganei, totally devoted to organic vineyards. Since Roman times vineyards have acted as a protagonist of the cultivation of the volcanic slopes of the Euganean Hills. The geological composition of these ancient volcanic cones is incredibly rich and diverse. Sedimentary limestone of marine origin lies below the unique Euganean marls, which cover the volcanic subsoils formed during the last period of volcanic activity, rich in basalt, which gives to their wines personality and typicity.

 

Trentino-Alto Adige

CASTELLO DI ENGLAR

 

We are in Alto Adige and the noble family lives in a Castel that dates back to 15th century, owned by the same noble family since the 17th century and belong to the Asburgic Empire till when it was a reality in this side of “Italy”. The owner is now a “Conte” and he runs with the wife and an enologist famous in the area, this winery and Castel. The 13 hectare estate is located directly around the castle with 7 hectares of vineyards. Wine has been cultivated here by the counts Khuen-Belasi since 1640. Englar wines are made exclusively with grapes from these very vineyards and are processed and bottled directly on the estate, producing: Pinot Blanc, Riesling, Chardonnay, Sauvignon Blanc, Gewürztraminer,Vernatsch and Pinot Noir. What surprised me is the harmony of these wines, most of whom are fermented in open wooden “tini” and aged for long time in barrels and wood. A balance between acidity, freshness, tannins and flavours that makes this area a dominant Region of Italian viticulture.

Tuscany

TENUTA DI ARTIMINO

 

This beautiful winery is located in the heart of Tuscany, with such a long history from 1596 Medici family's estate, today UNESCO heritage site. Carmignano wine (a blend of Sangiovese, Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot aged in wood) has 300 years of history: just remember that Caterina de' Medici, queen of France, brought Cabernet in this land in the XVI century and in 1716 Cosimo III wrote an edict to protect Carmignano's production.

The aim of the new line Artimino 1596 is to underline the strong relationship with the terroir and tradition, especially with Poggilarca Carmignano DOCG and Grumarello Carmignano DOCG Riserva. Not to be missed are also the Tuscan-style IGT, our Chianti Montalbano DOCG, the traditional rosè wine Vin Ruspo and the fruity and exotic IGT Artumes.

 

CANTINE GUIDI

 

It is in Poggibonsi, in the heart of the province of Siena, that the Guidi family has been producing since 1929 some of the most expressive wines not only in the area but also in all of Tuscany. Products that are born thanks to the passion and experience gained over the years and that combine tradition and modernity. The winery was founded in 1929 and it is since then that every gesture has been handed down from father to son, a know-how settled and handed down harvest after harvest up to today presenting a line of wines that express the Tuscan territory with attention to all details. They have 3 domaines and cellars in Chianti Classico, Montalcino and San Gimignano.

 

FATTORIA LA TALOSA

 

Since three generations Jacorossi family with love, passion, and dedication brought Talosa winery to the summits of Italian oenology. Everything started with Angelo Jacorossi, renowned entrepreneur, with a strong bond with Mother Earth. 33 hectares of vineyards in one of the most beautiful Crus in Montepulciano, called Pietrose, at an altitude of 350-400 m a.s.l. with south-west exposure to the sun.
The obsessive dedication to cultivation techniques and harvest selections on small portions of land is synonymous with high-quality grapes so to obtain wine worthy of the Estate’s name.

The medium-textured soils are of Pliocene origin composed by tuff and clayey sands characterize this exceptional area capable of producing great wines. The Talosa Cellar date back to the 16th century and visiting them is like stepping back in time. The brick passageways contain a series of vaults and niches where the barrels are placed. The main barrel-ageing cellar is in the old town centre of Montepulciano, in an underground area between two of the oldest buildings in the city: Palazzo Tarugi and Palazzo Sinatti.

 

FATTORIA DI CORSIGNANO

 

It is a family winery with small high-quality production. The important awards received every year are a byword of quality, reliability and a proof of our commitment. The winery's style is to produce a Chianti Classico that expresses the best of the territory, with great respect for the tradition with its autochthonous vines, the soil, the typicity and uniqueness Sangiovese grapes. The love for Sangiovese and its expressions can be seen in the wines, many of which enhance its purity.
All the wine labels come from works of art of important Italian artists, of which the property has the copyright
and from which the labels were made, very intriguing and magical ones constructed around the idea of playing cards, also to recall the playful and convivial atmosphere of the taverns where the wine was consumed.

 

POGGIO AL MANDORLO

 

Poggio al Mandorlo Wine Estate is located inside the Montecucco DOCG area.

This 94-acre estate, 30 acres of which are cultivated with Merlot, Cabernet Franc and Sangiovese grapevines, also has approximately 3 acres of olive groves. The territory has a complex clay and limestone marl soil, rich in quartz and flint, with a predominant content of tufa and galestro in the higher slope levels. The 1300 foot mountain behind the vineyards and the surrounding woods offer conditions that give the grapes a particular freshness which is maintained until the wine is bottled. The constant ventilation throughout the year is important in having wholesome grapes. The temperature variance between day and night enhances the ability of the grapes to mature properly. Only grapes grown in Poggio Mandorlo vineyards are used to produce our entire family of premium wines.
The winemaking area follows the principles of modern oenology with state of the art equipment, necessary in obtaining the excellence Poggio Mandorlo wines are known for.

 

Friuli Venezia Giulia

BLAZIC

 

Halfway between the Adriatic Sea and the Julian Alps lie the Collio hills, fascinating for the mesmerising sceneries, and worldwide renowned for the great white wines. Thanks to the mild climate with temperatures moderated by the sea and protected from winds and storms by the mountains. Franco, Cinzia e Michele pay particular attention to the harmony between traditional winegrowing, which they pursue growing native varieties from old outstanding clones, and the most advanced agronomic management practices. Cutting edge techniques and strict respect of the environment make all the magic of fruit aromas and flavours, and the original nature of the vineyards of Zegla and Via delle Vigne give their best into the Blazic family wines.

 

AQUILA DEL TORRE

 

Guardians of the biodiversity present on the company territory and workers of the earth with the aim of respecting and preserving the natural inclination of the soils.

 

Always committed to the production of wines while respecting the environment in which they work and live, they believe in confrontation with new cultures whose interchange is habitual.

 

A company that boasts a team with different but complementary characters, close-knit, which makes Aquila del Torre a reality with a familiar character and perfectly integrated with the evolution mechanisms of the global market.

 

Emilia-Romagna

CANTINA DI CARPI E SORBARA

 

The Cellar of Carpi and Sorbara is a Cooperative with 1,200 producer members that have a production capacity of about 450,000 hectoliters of wine per year.
The cooperative was founded in 2012 by the merger of two historic companies on the Modena wine scene. The Carpi Winery, which was founded in 1903 and a pioneering example of Agricultural Cooperation, and the Sorbara Winery, the name that quintessentially identifies Lambrusco DOC. The wine production is focused on the Lambrusco wines: Sorbara, Salamino, Maestri, Marani, Viadanese and on the Pignoletto. The winery has aimed at demanding and competent customers.

The result, today, is that their wines, thanks to modern production methods, are particularly taken care of for their organoleptic characteristics. Lambrusco, today, for the greater simplicity and lightness of the meals, is considered for its simple and disarming authenticity and freshness suitable for all food preparations.

 

CA' DE MEDICI

 

The company's history started in the second half of Nineteenth Century, when the Medici family owned a small inn where they also produced wine. Remigio Medici decided to open up to the future starting the winery "Remigio Medici e Figli" toghether with his sons. The winery had immediately great success, in fact in the 1911 it received the meaningful Menzione d'Onore (Honorable Mention) and the Medaglia d'Oro Croce al Merito (the Gold Medal Cross to the Merit) at the International Expo in Rome. Throughout its long tradition, Medici family has always selected grapes coming from the best suitable areas. In its uniqueness, Emilia Romagna has always been renown as a land suited to growing grapes, thanks to a wide range of historically recognized terroir.

The wines produced at Ca' de' Medici are appreciated in Italy and throughout the world for their genuine quality which differentiates them from more commercial products.

The strength of the company is and has always been the family, that today is represented by the generations, the fourth teaching to the fifth.

TORRE FORNELLO

 

Company with a centuries-old history.

In fact, the first rural settlements built on the company's land date back to 1200: the oven (“fornello”) was built where the limestones that came from the nearby locality called Calcinara were cooked. In the following centuries the land belonged to various noble owners, but it is since 1982 that the history of Torre Fornello as we know it today really begins, in fact the lands property of the Sgorbati family, who have always been winemakers in the surrounding hills.

Today Enrico Sgorbati begins the new era of Torre Fornello, renovating the old family business respecting the old, giving prestige and charm to the village with contemporary solutions. Enrico continues the specialized cultivation of vineyards, which has been practiced for generations, with the aim of producing wines of the highest quality, highlighting the territory of origin by combining passion and tenacity, tradition and innovation, art and culture.

Marche

FILODIVINO

 

The company was born from the idea of ​​4 friends to bring back into production and to convert to an organic old Verdicchio vineyard of about 50 years now abandoned and no longer pruned for a long time with a total extension of 20 hectares and with a farmhouse to be restored in San Marcello between Jesi and Morro d'Alba. The work was really demanding, but the winery has been able to preserve and restore 7.5 hectares to correct production and Verdicchio and Lacrima di Morro d’Alba were replanted to complete the range of local native DOC products.
The company was three years in biological conversion and from the 2018 harvest, 100% of the production is certified organic. Filodivino has chosen to embrace tradition by strongly believing in the two indigenous vines par excellence of the area between Jesi and Senigallia, the Verdicchio dei Castelli di Jesi DOC and the Lacrima di Morro D'Alba DOC, both full of potential, with a strong character, expression of a tradition open to the progress of Italian viticulture.

 

Lazio

MAZZIOTTI 

 

The House of Mazziotti was founded in Bolsena in 1900 by Gerardo Mazziotti. Italo Mazziotti followed in his father’s footsteps, giving impetus to the growth of the House. As with his father, Italo was challenged to produce wine to meet the highest standards of quality.

One of Italo’s major achievements was the planting of a vineyard located in the area where the “Est Est Est di Montefiascone” had its origins. This hilly section is surrounded by deciduous woods which contribute greatly to the favourable climate for the vineyard. The vines face the afternoon sun and the volcanic soils are especially rich in potassium and phosphorus.

The vineyard has a surface of 28 hectares. Only grapes grown in the privately-owned vineyard are used by the House of Mazziotti and the grapes are handpicked and gathered in small 25 kilo containers.

After the passing of Italo Mazziotti his daughter Flaminia is at the helm of the family winery, continuing in the tradition of a quality for which the House of Mazziotti has become known. Currently, Flaminia’s daughter Valeria is operating the House as well in a continuous renewal of the farm and the products.

 

Umbria

BOCALE 

 

Not only a beautiful winery but a great person too.

Valentino Valentini is the owner of this winery and he has also been Major of Montefalco for ten years. He puts the same ethic, honesty and transparency he has in its life into the wine, which has no yeasts and enzymes, no stabilization and filtration. The great attention to these processes are giving great recognizability to one of the fullest wine in Italy, the Sagrantino DOCG, a powerful, rich and natural-bodied wine, and to the Montefalco DOC, smooth and full at the same time.

About the white wine Trebbiano Spoletino? Somebody told: the best wine I ever had!

 

Abruzzo

OLIVASTRI TOMMASO 

 

The Olivastri winery was born in 2000, when Tommaso decides to put to fruition the great passion and ancient knowledge inherit by the two generations of winegrowers who preceded him: his father Antonio and grandfather Tommaso.

Their own 15 hectares of vineyards are located between the hill and the sea of San Vito Chietino, in the heart of Trabocchi Coast, where unique characteristics of soil and microclimate give rise to grapes and wines of a particular identity. 

The family follows in person the whole production line, from vineyards to bottles, firmly believing in the idea that "good wine is made in the vineyard", and this conviction is the core of vineyard and cellar operating choices.

 

Campania

AMARANO 

 

The Amarano winery is located in Montemarano (Av) in the heart of Irpinia, a land historically suited to the cultivation of vines. Amarano was born in 2004 and is run by Lucia Storti and Adele Romano. The owned vineyards extend over an area of ​​7 hectares at 500 meters above sea level. in front of the splendid village of Castelfranci, a magical landscape that is the backdrop to these generous hills cultivated with vineyards for four generations. The particular continental microclimate characterized in the summer by strong thermal excursions, combined with the composition of the clayey calcareous soil, favours the production of highly prized grapes. The company's goal is the production of high-quality wines. Production is limited through green pruning to control vegetation and eliminate excess bunches of grapes. Against adversity and diseases of the vine, mainly natural and/or low environmental impact products recognized by the European Community are used. No herbicides are used in the vineyards. Careful work in the countryside allows the production of grapes in excellent sanitary conditions which allow reducing the level of use of sulphites in the production process. Finally, the choice of photovoltaics for the production of electricity, a clean and renewable source, represents Amarano's commitment to respect for the environment.

 

VINOSIA 

 

Vinosia was born in 2004, based on a concrete project, but also on an idea, a style, guided by a single desire, that is to celebrate the land that hosts us, while remaining at the service of its most precious fruits. The owner of the company is Luciano Ercolino, who by investing step by step makes his company grow until today, counting on about 40 hectares. of vineyards, and on a cellar oriented towards eco-sustainability where the main focus is the production of wines of high-quality standards, in which technology is at the service of the raw material, the necessary basis for obtaining the desired quality. The company goal is to promote the natural treasures of the area, producing wines that are approachable and therefore bring everyone closer to wine, telling a story through the glass.  

The winery is located in the heart of Irpinia, surrounded by the greenery of ancient Paternopol with the vineyards located at the center of the DOCG and DOC denominations of the area; the grapes grown are Fiano di Avellino, Greco di Tufo, Falanghina and Coda di Volpe, Aglianico di Taurasi, Merlot and in Puglia Primitivo di Manduria, and Negramaro. For each hectare of vineyard, there are about 6000 plants and each plant produces about 1kg of grapes. The yield is deliberately kept low to preserve the quality of the product. The cellar produces about eight hundred thousand bottles. 
If you want to try the true flavours of Irpinia, go and visit the Vinosia winery.

 

 

Basilicata

TENUTA I GELSI 

 

The winery Tenura I Gelsi was founded in 2003 in Rionero del Vulture in Basilicata, a little region in the South of Italy.

The presence of Volcanic lakes and springs of one of the most important Italian mineral waters, allows the soil of this winery (heterogeneous, from light tuffaceous rocks, the most ancient are of pyroclastic origin) obtaining incredible wines with a strong character like the famous red wine Aglianico del Vulture DOCG, a powerful wine, full-bodied but elegant at the same time.

 

Puglia

PLACIDO VOLPONE

 

In 1974, Michele was twenty-eight years old and he was the third child of Beniamino Placido and Maria Iazzetti. At that time he was acting in “romanzo popolare” with Ugo Tognazzi and Ornella Muti... Domenico, twenty-one years old, helped his father, Rocco, in the fields.

In the summer the two big families used to spend a lot of time together in the countryside in Ascoli Satriano at Masseria Volpone. The fruit of our land is cultivated in the territory of the ancient Herdonia, the first hill on the Tavoliere delle Puglie. This is the sunniest, driest and the windiest area in Italy. The wine is produced with modern techniques as well as following the tradition. Tradition and continuous innovation is the path followed by “Placido Volpone”. 

 

Calabria

PODERI MARINI 

 

The central value of this family business is represented by the deep respect by which it wants to relate to the land, the people and the environment in which it operates. An environment in which the Marini’s Company evolves for the past 300 years!

The original nucleus was born for the olive cultivation and the production of oil, and still today, on the total area of about 300 hectares, 130 are olive-yards. Then 35 hectares were used for the production of Calabria's Clementine, the flagship product of the regional agriculture, protected by CTM pgi. (community trade-mark). In 2003 Marini enriched the offer again focusing on viticulture quality. 7 hectares of vineyards were planted in clay and hilly terrain at about 500m sea level and it was built a new winery. With this busyness the Company Marini Farms returns to discovering, interpreting it in a modern way, a tradition present in this area since ancient times. 

The assortment of variety vines includes the native Aglianico and Magliocco and the international Sangiovese, Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, for reds, and Chardonnay and Sauvignon for whites.  In the vineyard and in the winery has adopted the productive method of biological farming. All these choices testify the constant guidance of Marini towards advanced technologies, quality products in the deep respect for the tradition and the environment.

 

Sicily

FEUDO SOLARIA 

 

Sicily, the wine’s continent!

This region is really famous for the high production of awesome red and white wines, a warm, powerful, symbol of the sun and of the Mediterranean sea.

The winery Feudo Solaria was founded in 1887 and today is well-known for the production of authentic Sicilian wines like Grillo, Inzolia, Catarratto ( the most cultivated white grape in all Italy), Nero d’Avola, Nerello Mascalese, Frappato.

The vineyards of Feudo Solaria bordering on the Mediterranean Sea allows the soil to have temperature variations. In this way are produced incredible red wines, characterized by pleasant notes of roundness and white wines pleasantly fresh and tasty which remember fruit and flower aromas of this magical island.

 

ALESSANDRO DI CAMPOREALE

 

The Alessandro family’s roots are very old, steeped in history. With three brothers’ commitment and energy, Rosolino, Antonino and Natale, supported by their children Anna, Benedetto and Benedetto, their production model is based in the vineyard and in the good winemaking practices. They continue developing and improving their full-bodied wines, which are also delicate, refined and well-balanced, born between rows of vines and the passion of those who work the land.
Out a total of 50 hectares, 40 hectares of vineyards are spread out over an area that benefits from a mild, semidry climate, between 400 and 600 meters above sea level, with significant variations between day and night.  In addition, 2 hectares have been set aside for the production of olive oil. It is in this fertile clay and limestone-based soil that the Alessandro family aims to enhance native grape varieties, such as Nero d’Avola, Catarratto and Grillo and international ones like Syrah and Sauvignon Blanc, well-adapted in Camporeale area.

 

GENERAZIONE ALESSANDRO

 

Generazione Alessandro is the project of three cousins – Benedetto, Anna and Benedetto – who for several years, together with their fathers, have been running the family winery in the province of Palermo. Strengthened by their path in the Alessandro di Camporeale company and with the wealth of skills acquired, they decided to develop a new project on Etna, a territory with unique characteristics in the world, to give life to wines with a strong identity.

The presence of several vineyards in different positions allows us to tell, through the wines, the history of these places and the microclimatic and geomorphological variations that characterize the territory. The company extends for about ten hectares on the north-east side of the volcano.

The vineyards fall on plots which, although very close together, have different geomorphological and microclimatic characteristics, profoundly influencing the yield of the grapes. The ancient millstone houses the vinification cellar.

 

NERI

Today Neri Agricola covers a total area of 9 hectares, of which 5 are planted with vineyards and 4 are destined to olive groves, between Arrigo and Borrigliona districts, at an altitude of 600 metres above the sea level, on a territory with a complex character thanks to a soil of volcanic origin with an important mineral component. The two wines obtained from the owned grapes, Etna Rosso Doc and Etna Bianco Doc, express the characteristics of the great Etna terroir through a fine and elegant bouquet and a fresh, intense and harmonious taste, embellished with pleasant mineral notes.

SPADAFORA

 

Spadafora is a noble Sicilian family whose first historical records date back to 1230.

The founder of Azienda Agricola Spadafora is Don Pietro Spadafora, who inherited the estate from the uncle Michele De Stefani, talented farmer and racehorse breeder.The estate was damaged by the 1968 earthquake, but Don Pietro manages to rebuild and redevelop the company, retraining the autochthonous vines and bringing to Sicily international grapes, for high quality wines.

The current owner is Francesco Spadafora, son of Don Pietro.

The wines are made with their grapes exclusively, harvested in Virzì county. Being an organic production, They do not use external elements during the growing season and winemaking, not even yeasts. The winery produces wines such as Grillo and Catarratto but also Merlot and Nero d’Avola to name a few.

 

 

Limonio

 

From the production of citrus fruit and the harvesting of blossoms from which, through ancient techniques, precious essential oils can be obtained to be used in cosmetic, pharmaceutical and confectionery preparations, until the turning point of Limoncello in the 1990s (the first to be produced directly in Sicily), the Russo family has transformed its company without relinquishing its spirit, drawing on the intuitions brought by the kind of experience that only daily work in the fields, generation after generation, can teach.

Limonio’s range of liqueurs, which today includes 10 offerings, is made with nothing but Palermo ‘s finest and most prized produce – lemons, oranges, mandarins, mulberries, prickly pears and laurel, all farmed organically in the family’s estate of Partinico, and ingredients such as coffee, cocoa and cinnamon all sourced from a small number of carefully selected producers.

 

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