Trentino Alto Adige
Friuli Venezia Giulia
THE COMPANY This is a small estate located very close to the old headquarters of Fabiano, explains Alessandro Fabiano. The company knows the brothers Denis, Fabio and Sonia Doardo since many years because Fabiano itself used their grapes. Starting from the vintage 2017, to follow the historic collaboration, we wanted to combine the distribution of Doardo wines in bottles with those of Fabiano, as a small production of value from the Bardolino and Custoza area.
The Gasperini family has been producing wine since 1909. The current owners Felice and Salvatore Gasperini are third generation wine makers and over the years the company has undergone continuous expansion. Today the company sells its quality wines in the restaurant and wine shop sectors in Italy as well as on the most important foreign markets. As sales increased they increased their vineyards, machinery and production plants. Today the company cultivates 123 acres of prestigious DOC grapes in the Castelli Romani area on three vineyard estates: Azienda Villafranca, the main establishment of the winery in Cecchina di Albano Laziale that includes the DOC grapes of the Colli Albani district; Azienda Falcognana, in the Marino DOC district: The winery in COLLE MATTIA in the Frascati Superior DOCG district. Great effort has been made to introduce international vines like chardonnay and to keep indigenous grapes like malvasia puntinata, bombino and grechetto. Naturally the company has followed the same attitude for red wines concentrating on prestigious grapes like Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Syrah, Montepulciano and Sangiovese and improving part of the wines aged in casks. So there is a wide variety of wines produced, which includes all the denominations in the area. Excellent wines from their winery are Frascati Superior DOCG "COUVAGE" and Castelli Romani DOC Rosso "GASPERINI" BARRIQUE.
Castellani’s business was established in Montecalvoli at the end of the 19th century as Alfred, long-standing wine grower, decides to start bottling and selling his wine. Alfredo’s son, Duilio, together with his brother Mario start off the firm’s expansion period. Duilio, meticulous and diligent man, takes an active part in every working stage. The most important vineyard is the one located in Santa Lucia, in the fertile Arno Valley, where a lively and fit-for-ageing red wine is produced and bottled in typical straw-covered flasks, gaining the interest of transalpine markets. During the following years Duilio’s firstborn son Giorgio, determined and ambitious man, starts large scale export. The 1966 flood causes great damage to the Montecalvoli winery. It is then decided to temporarily transfer the business to the Burchino Estate, on the hills of Terricciola village. Giorgio’s brother, Roberto, brilliant journalist at the newspaper “Il Giornale del Mattino” in Florence rushes to help shovelling mud from the family’s winery. He then decides to stay and contributes to the firm’s evolution. Roberto, cultured and cosmopolitan man, starts a pioneer activity on far-away markets, becoming one of the advocates of Chianti’s international success. The acquisition of Poggio al Casone vineyard coincides with the extension of the winery at the Travalda Estate in Santa Lucia. During the night of New Year’s Day in 1982 a fire burns almost completely down the firm premises. It seems to be the end. But within few months the Castellani brothers acquire the Campomaggio Estate and, thanks to the contribution of Piergiorgio, Roberto’s son, the business gathers strength. Wine-growing and technological researches are furthered by clever specialists such as the oenologist Sabino Russo and the agronomist Carlo Burroni. Today this centenarian firm pursues very enthusiastically the aim of producing wines, which are the expression of one of the greatest oenological regions of the world: Tuscany. “Since 1903 my family has been exporting its own finest Estate wines from Tuscany. We have changed and evolved over the decades, but throughout the years the philosophy of our work has remained consistent: “The quality of the wine begins in the vineyard”, as my ancestors used to say. Today, as we enter this century, our aim and aspiration is what it has always been: to create memorable wines. This is the reason why our work during the last ten years has been so passionate, investing in research and new cellar technologies.” – Piergiorgio Castellani
DE FEUDIS’ TRADEMARK The trademark De Feudis proves the ancient Apulian origin of Fabiano Family. From Sergio De Feudis, at the end of the XVII Century, was born in Trani Antonietta De Feudis, married to Francesco Fabiano, founder of the homonymous winery. Initially built up in the South, particularly in the bulk wine market, moved later to Veneto. First settled in Venezia, where in 1912 Francesco Fabiano, Nicola Fabiano’s son and Francesco and Antonietta’s grandson, opened a wine shop just a few steps from Saint Marco’s Cathedral, carrying on the bulk wine commerce from Puglia; later in Veorna, where he engaged himself in the production and distribution of bottled wine, buying a small estate in the region of the Garda Lake. After more than 100 years of wine making Fabiano decided to come back to its origin and create a new brand of Apulian wines, called indeed De Feudis. This project has been carried out with the help of an old friend who can in turn rely on a long tradition in wine growing and making in Puglia. The De Feudis wines grow out from the cooperation of Fabiano, wine producer since more than one hundred years, and Varvaglione, estimated friend and well-kwon winemaker in Apulien. They celebrate more than one century of history, matching together tradition and experience. DE FEUDIS’ WINES Their selection of wines includes a Verdeca and a Negramaro Rosato IGT Salento, wines with a delicate bouquet, a full richness and pleasant freshness, underlined by a young and clear packaging. There is also Primitivo IGT Puglia, with an intense, fruity bouquet, full bodied but with a pleasant softness suitable for all the courses of a meal. We find the two wines of the LOUNGE line, a Negramaro and a Primitive IGT with a volume of 12.5%, both full-bodied and pleasantly drinkable, thanks to their smooth and velvety flavor. Finally, there is OTTOCENTO, a Primitive DOC from Manduria, made from grapes harvested by hand and put in crates, whose 14% volume and strong, elegant body make it an excellent quality wine. It has an exclusive label and comes in a rather heavy bottle sold in 3-bottle gift case. It is produced in limited number and will only be sold in the best specialty shops to whom Viver will offer it in the coming months.
FABIANO FAMILY: Renowned producers of Veronese wines since 1912. Counting on this tradition our aim is focused on enhancing the image of our company and that of the people who work in it. Great attention to the quality of our wines, added to the professionalism, good service and efficiency of the whole company, allows the Fabiano brand to achieve a position in the top range of the market. This strategy means a daily involvement in the vineyards and cellars where our technicians skillfully work to obtain the best results. These professionals enable us to make each and every one of our wines a quality product as can be seen by their success in markets worldwide. THE HISTORY of Fabiano Family in the wine making industry started in 1912, when Francesco Fabiano, Nicola's son, opened a wine store in Venice, just a few steps from St. Marco's Cathedral. His son Sergio, having made his store very popular in the whole city, started a wine trade throughout the Veneto region. A clever merchant and a charismatic character, in 1955 he engaged himself in the production and distribution of bottled wine, buying a small estate in Lazise, on the Veronese shore of Garda lake, for that purpose. The business flourished at a very rapid pace and in 1968 the plant was moved to its current location in Sona, to an area uniquely suited for wine growing, half way between the city of Verona and Garda lake. Since the '70s and Fabiano is committed to enter in the most important wine markets in the world. During the period between the nineties the early years of 2000 the Fabiano has developed its own wine production which reached now over 50 hectares of controlled vineyard. We had also inaugurated the cellar in San Pietro in Cariano for the fermentation, drying and aging of the wine of Valpolicella wines. All the most prestigious Fabiano production, which includes all the wines with Controlled of Denomination of Origin of the Verona province, is directly overseen from the vineyard to the bottle, in order to ensure authenticity, continuity and high quality level. CELEBRATING WITH VAJO: In 2002 Fabiano was celebrating its 90 anniversary of foundation which occurred way back in 1912. For this event wanted to create a new, flagship wine. We took partly dried Corvina grapes to guarantee body and structure and blended these with Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot to give a touch of modernity to this "Super Veronese" wine. Ten years later, in March 2012, the Fabiano Family celebrated a hundred years of activity, thanking the generations who preceded, as well as the people who are close to the company now. Nicola Fabiano wanted to pay a tribute to the Winegrower with an everlasting work of art. On 24th of March a sculpture was inaugurated and placed at the entrance of the Cellar in Sona. The “Rosso Veronese Vajo” was called “Cent’anni” . Whit this addition to the name the new Vajo Cent’anni will be forever testimony of the story of the Winery. THE WINES: Fabiano production includes all the Verona DOC (denomination of geographical origin). The cellar in the Valpolicella Classical Area is dedicated to the vinification of the well-known high quality wines like Amarone , Ripasso and Recioto, while in the cellar near the Garda Lake takes place the vinification of Lugana DOC “Argillaia” together with Bardolino and Custoza. The range also includes the Soave and Prosecco Castello.
THE COMPANY Clemente Guasti founded the company in 1946, continuing his family’s historic wine-making traditions. He was a real innovator in terms of production quality and as far back as the 1950’s was already beginning to select grapes from the 20 best growers in the Nizza Monferrato area, thus initiating the concept of the estate-based "cru" for Barbera, a decidedly avant-garde idea for the area back then. At present the company has four large estates of its own, with a total area of 40 hectares, of which 29 in the most favourable positions are given over to vineyards. In the centre of the town which is the recognised home of the highest quality Barberas, the spacious cellars contain large oak barrels for the ageing of up to 1200 hectolitres of wine. After the death of Clemente Guasti, his sons Andrea and Alessandro, who worked alongside him for many years, have followed his winning philosophy, never compromising on quality, and they continue to achieve important accolades nationally and internationally. THE ESTATES Climate and terrain are the most influential environmental factors on grape quality and characteristics; and while the former remains constant and uniform over a vast area, the latter can vary on a much smaller scale. Indeed the terrain found in different parts of the same area may be diverse in terms of type, composition and exposure, thus giving rise to "microclimates" which create a range of different quality products. After years of research and experience, we have located the very best areas in the hills around Nizza Monferrato, with the contribution of many different wineries. The company currently works with its own four large estates: Cascina Boschetto Vecchio: 11 hectares totally, 8 of them are used for vineyards. In the farm there is also a vinification plant for 1500 hectolitre of wine. La Cascina Fonda San Nicolao: 12 hectares totally, 9 of them are used for vineyards. The farm has a big cowshed with 60 head of piedmontese cattle used for natural animal manure of land. La Tenuta Santa Teresa: 2 hectares totally, 1,5 of them are used for vineyards. Here you can find an historical agricultural implements museum with old cars collected from Clemente Guasti. La Cascina Gessara - San Vitale: 10 hectares totally, 6 of them used for vineyards. The farm names derive from piedmontese tradition. The hight quality of earth’ fruits gives us the best wine cru.
The Guizzo Wine House of Guizzo Alberto is a family-run winery. Born in 1925 in Valdobbiadene (TV), it produces and bottles white wine with passion, keeping traditions alive, wines produced in fact come only from hand-picked grapes in the heart of the valley. Through a soft pressing, the grapes are processed to produce: Prosecco Conegliano Valdobbiadene DOCG extra dry and Brut, Prosecco Valdobbiadene DOCG Superiore di Cartizze Dry, DOC Frizzante wine, Spumante DOC wine, Sparkling wine Millesimato, white table wine in bottle and demijohn, red wine. In order to guarantee an excellent wine, they also personally follow the vinification with the use of modern technology. All of this to give the certainty of the high quality of the wines, encased in an elegant bottle, that distinguishes by the Guizzo brand. The wines of Casa Vinicola Guizzo are appreciated in Italy and abroad.
THE COMPANY Set on the hill overlooking the valley to the gates of Siena, the Agriturismo Il Villino remains secluded in an oasis of greenery, surrounded by the silence and tranquility of the Chianti hills and unspoiled nature.The original farm, owned by the Bracco family since 1947, has been carefully restored to give guests the opportunity to fully experience the atmosphere of the countryside and taste its flavors, without neglecting the ancient vocation as producers of olive oil and the excellent Chianti Classico wine.
“Find you once again in the shade of the fig tree, where the vine embraces the sky…”In 2013 Enrico Piantato, nephew of Clemente Guasti, founder of the homonymic historic winery, decided to leave the legal profession to pursue his dreams and continue the long family tradition.The fertile land of Casalotto di Mombaruzzo, the birthplace of his grandfather, together with the wonderful climatic conditions favour the cultivation of grapes and other fruits such as figs and olives.And it is precisely the memory of the fig tree, under which his grandfather Clemente used to rest, which is the source of inspiration for the birth of "Laficaia".And so the fig tree, fruit and tree, symbol of immortality and fertility, sacred to Dionysus, the God of wine, is destined to remain an emblem of life capable of uniting the earth to heaven.
FOUR GENERATIONS OF OUTSTANDING QUALITY For four generations, the Massucco family has been working directly with all aspects of their wine, cultivation and production. It is an extremely respected family tradition. Since the founding of Massucco Wines, their dedication to obtaining the finest quality grape has been their consistent unwavering standard. Massucco grapes are harvested by hand on twenty hectares of their own property. There are no GMO products used and all products are recyclable. The pristine hills of Langhe and Roero where the Massucco’s vineyards are located, have officially been included as a UNESCO world heritage asset. This recognition signifies how luxuriant this land truly is. The same land that produces some of the finest wines in Italy by Massucco.
THE WINERY Monte Schiavo winery is situated in Maiolati Spontini, near Ancona, in the heart of the traditional Verdicchio dei Castelli di Jesi region. All our vineyards grow on the bright, sundrenched, south south-west slopes of the gentle hilly spurs. Monte Schiavo was born in 1978 as Monte Schiavo Farmers’ Co-operative. It has belonged to Pieralisi group since 1995. Pieralisi group has been working in the sector of Industrial Farm Machines successfully for 50 years. The Pieralisi family has always fulfilled its passion for the land by developing technologies which have made man’s work easier and more effective. Our passion resulted in the establishment of a winery with a rigorously short production chain, which is capable of directly managing the entire production cycle, in line with the most modern standards of hygiene and quality. Today Monte Schiavo is a modern and dynamic company which produces a large range of high quality wines. The total area is 115 hectares. Belonged to Pieralisi group since 1995, Andrea Pieralisi is the Managing Director, Mr. Davide Orrù is the sales manager while Mr. Mauro Bambini is the responsible for the cellar. Mr. Pier Luigi Lorenzetti is the enologist. THE PRODUCTS In the range of products there are Verdicchio dei Castelli di Jesi Classic DOC Superiore “Pallio di San Floriano” and Verdicchio dei Castelli di Jesi Classic DOC “Coste del Molino”, Verdicchio dei Castelli di Jesi Doc Reserve “Le Giuncare” which has received the trophy for Best Italian White Wine in the 2003 edition of the competition. The range also includes a wide selection of other white, red and sparkling wines: Rosso Conero DOC “Adeodato”, Rosso Conero DOC “Serenelli”, Lacrima di Morro d’Alba DOC “Marzaiola”, Marche Rosso IGT “Esio”, Esino Rosso Doc “Pieralisi for friends”, two kind of sparkling wines and an extra Virgin Olive Oil. Monte Schiavo products are exported all over the world. Viver is proud to offer Monte Schiavo wines that well represent wines from Marche.
The wine, for our family, is a story that refers to the past. The grandfather cultivated vines and thus the grandfather of the grandfather. Today,in the groove of the tradition, we bring forward the story of our memory, the area's assets, tales of ancient and blessed island, Sardinia.Sardinia, land of Vermentino and Carignano grapes, harvested in vineyards of the ungrafted island of Sant'Antioco and wisely worked with passion and tradition, is the connecting element between wine territory, culture and traditions. A land rich in history and art, scholars who work with wood craftsmen, artists and literacy that with their skills left a trace in the world, is the main theme of our project.
IN THE HEARTH OF THE COLLIO REGION The Muzic great-grandparents settled in the area of Bivio, within the Municipality of San Floriano, in 1927, when they moved as settlers into a house that had just been rebuilt after the destruction brought about by the First World War. The living quarters, a small yet ancient underground cellar for winemaking, a few vineyards and a handful of fruit orchards to face the poverty characterizing those tough years. Years, though, when the agriculture was revived, varieties of vineyards and fruit trees selected, as reported by the valuable work by Ernesto Massi ‘L’ambiente geografico e lo sviluppo economico nel Goriziano’ (The geographical environment and economic development in the territory of Gorizia), published in 1933. Later, after the Second World War, grandparents Luigi and Jolanda managed to buy the house where they were already living and the first 5 hectares of land, which they had been working for years. It was 1963. In this strip of land, the COLLIO, with its sun-kissed hills and gentle slopes, where the breeze coming from the Adriatic Sea makes the climate milder, the Muzic family continued to work with tenacity and sacrifice. Over the years they have increased the size of their farm, planting new vineyards on the typical ‘ponca’ soils, as marl and sandstone soils are called locally. For more than 20 years now, Ivan Muzic, son of Luigi and Jolanda, has been a beacon for the family-run enterprise. Inspired by his great passion for nature and his land, he is a ‘free spirit’, born to spend his days in the vineyards, in every season, with any weather. Standing on his side are his wife, Orieta, and his two sons - Elija e Fabijan -, both studying Oenology, the art of wine-making, at the Agricultural College in Cividale del Friuli and both passionately helping their father in the farm and in the cellar. The Muzic family work today 16 hectares of vineyards, comprising 14 registered as DOC COLLIO (COLLIO Registered Designation of Origin), and another 2 hectares located in the nearby DOC FRIULI ISONZO (FRIULI ISONZO Registered Designation of Origin) area. WINE CELLAR Our striking cellar is one of the oldest in San Floriano, dating back to the 16th century and recently restored. By a stroke of luck it escaped damage during both World Wars. Its bare stone walls and vaulted ceilings welcome guests and friends for tastings, and in its small oak barrels mature our red wines. Forming with it an artful complex is the modern, state-of-the art cellar managed by Ivan, with the occasional assistance of a winemaking consultant. It houses temperature-controlled stainless steel tanks as well as large oak casks for ageing some of our wines. Our annual production is about 90.000 bottles and is a perfect blend of tradition and innovation. We produce the native-variety wines Malvasia, Ribolla Gialla, and Friulano, plus the dessert wine Picolit, as well as the French varieties brought here in the late 19th century, both whites, Pinot Grigio, Sauvignon Blanc, and Chardonnay, and reds, Cabernet Franc, Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot.
THE WINERY The Negri Winery, founded in 1953 by Nereo Negri, it is specialized in the winemaking of high quality Lambrusco Mantovano. In the ‘70s, the company sees the entrance of the son Roberto, the current owner and oenologist .The company began to invest in vineyards located in Sabbioneta, the best area for the cultivation of Lambrusco wine in the province of Mantua, it is a fertile land bounded by the rivers: The Po and The Oglio. Hence the selection of wines “Roberto Negri.” The company, focused on innovation but always respecting the traditions, produces an outstanding Lambrusco which has its own niche market. This enforces the conviction that even from an “ordinary” wine, which is often considered the Lambrusco, you can get wines able to give you extraordinary emotions. From here our wines including, in addition to the “traditional” Lambrusco (Charmat method) we are proud of our Red and Rosè Lambrusco classic method, a late harvest of Lambrusco and a raisin Lambrusco wine “passito”. Today the company, with its qualified production, is present in the main relevant international market: restaurant industry and wine shops. It has gained significant national and international recognition for the quality of its wines. OUR GRAPES RUBERTI: it is pre-eminently the Mantuan Lambrusco vine, since it is particularly used for this wine, therefore such grapes can be rightly considered as the grapes characterizing the Mantuan Lambrusco. The main properties of such vine are its strong gamy flavour and smell, which can particularly be found in marasca cherries, currants, strawberries and raspberries. Moreover, it also creates a remarkable sourish note, a typical peculiar feature of red wild fruits being not completely ripe; such sourness gives the typical freshness Lambrusco wine is well-known for. SALAMINO: this vine has also wild fruit notes, in terms of taste and smell, but they are sweeter compared to Ruberti vine. For this reason, it is able to smooth the strong nature of Ruberti vine as well as give a bright colour to Lambrusco wine. MAESTRI & MARANI: both these vines show the typical features of red wild fruits and flowers, in terms of taste and smell, but mostly of the less strong ones, such as cherry, blackberry and violet. Both these vines shall not be considered as essential for giving structure to wine. ANCELLOTTA: in terms of smell, the main characteristic of this vine is a very ripe red wild fruit smell. Similar to the smell of sour black cherry and blackberry. Taste and smell are particularly smooth and sweet. This vine is always utilized in Lambrusco wine blending, because it is able to mix and balance smell and taste of other varietis of grapes by giving them harmony and structure. Furthermore, this vine is very important, since it gives a rich colour to the wine.
COMPANYThe wine growing and wine producing activity of the NERA family started in 1940 with Guido Nera, who was succeeded, at the end of the fifties, by his son Pietro, who resolutely and proudly united various hectares of vineyards adjacent to the winery’s original property, which are now owned by the winery Azienda Agricola CAVEN founded in 1982 by the brothers Stefano and Simone Nera.Casa Vinicola Pietro Nera is one of the most important and prestigious wineries in the Valtellina and boasts a long tradition in enhancing and promoting the territory, as well as cultivating vineyards and producing high-quality, unique wines,which have been awarded certifications of merit in various national and international competitions. WINERYThe grapes that are harvested are vinified according to longstanding expertise and passion of the Nera family in the cellar situated in Chiuro (province of Sondrio). Total wine production amounts to 40,000 litres, of which about 10,000 litres are aged in oak casks, barriques and tonneaux. All the wine-making processes are meticulously performed with methodical thoroughness and know-how, fully respecting timehonoured wine-making traditions.The company produces the entire range of Valtellina appellation wines: Sforzato di Valtellina D.O.C.G., the Valtellina Superiore D.O.C.G. wines of the various subzones Sassella, Inferno, Grumello, Valgella and the relevant prestigious riservas (‘Riserve’), as well as Rosso di Valtellina D.O.C. and the other I.G.T. Terrazze Retiche di Sondrio Rosso, Bianco and Passito Rosso wines. The riserva wines are produced, only in the best years, from grapes picked in historical vineyards that are monitored by the agriculturist and oenologist of the company, Stefano Nera. Among these, we wish to highlight two crus: Valtellina Superiore D.O.C.G. Signorie® Riserva made from grapes picked in a vineyard in the subzone Valgella, in the commune of Chiuro, and Valtellina Superiore D.O.C.G. Paradiso® Riserva, derived from grapes from a vineyard in the subzone Inferno, straddling the communes of Poggiridenti and Tresivio. Besides these wines, we also wish to point out our exclusive grappas obtained from the pomace used to make Sassella, Inferno and Sforzato wines as well as the Cuvée Caven metodo classico sparkling wine. Excellent vineyard management and vinification of the grapes are achieved through the passion, the pride and the work of a family, which uses all its resources and professionalism to offer consumers and wine enthusiasts
Paganotto coffee company was born to the Paganotto family’s decision in the late ‘90,commercially present in the coffee market for over 40 years. The adoption of modern technologies and productive structures, keep pace with the times, always guarantee a product with a unique taste. The raw coffee beans come from the best crops and they are constantly monitored by our laboratory, that it also ensures the subject from the standpoint of health and hygiene. The slow roasting and the accurate taste test impress the Paganotto coffee a taste with a special personality. Our factories are situated in Verona, where Paganotto family, always passionate about coffee roasting, has the full customer satisfaction with a product of high quality as main aim. The company, already fully presented in the Veronese market and its province, it is now ready to take the exporting challenge thanks to the collaboration with Viver, who is in charge of the promotion in Central Europe. Paganotto is therefore an opportunity to those who will choose to embrace this Italian coffee brand not yet present on the European scene. Arabica Blend (100% arabica) Our Arabica blend is pure and fine Arabica coffee beans 100%. The sweet taste, the floral aroma, the light and delicate creaminess, make Paganotto coffee right for any time of day and night, thanks to the low caffeine content. Sinfonica Blend (20% robusta – 80% arabica) Our Sinfonica blend has more than 80% of pure Arabic that gives the sweetness of the aroma and that small part of strong coffee to give more body and thick and persistent cream with a chocolate taste to the coffee. Classica Blend (50% robusta – 40% arabica) Our Classica blend is obtained by the right balance between the fine Arabica and the full-bodied Robusta. It has a strong nature, in the palate a decisive taste, softened by a persistent cream. This blend is available both in coffee beans and 250 gr ground coffee. Lirica Blend (60% robusta – 40% arabica) Our Lirica blend has a strong character. It has in the palate a dark chocolate taste, a strong taste and it has a thick and persistent cream. In spite of the high percentage of Arabica, the Lirica blend is a full-bodied coffee.
Born in the marvellous Franciacorta region. Pavó represents a new, young reality, whose history and production philosophy revolve entirely around the figure of the peacock, an animal symbol of vanity and beauty. The production range of this winery is in fact made up of labels that want to draw attention first through aesthetics but which promise a faithful correspondence to taste.Pavò is mainly Franciacorta DOCG, a denomination that explores in three dosages: the Brut marks the stylistic imprint of the cellar, accompanied by a marvelous Satèn with a velvety consistency and an Extra Dry unique of its kind, characterized by a greater structure that perfectly combines with a delicate softness.
Cantina Toblino can be defined a co-operative composed of a large number of small wine growers. Built up around 1960 by a small group of wine growers, that could perceive the quality potential of wines produced in the Lakes Valley, today it collects and vinifies the grapes of about 600 associated small farmers, which operate in a charming landscape characterized by a peculiar climate that makes possible to obtain wines marked by distinctive regional typicity. Thanks to the constant ventilation coming from the nearby Garda Lake, soils with extremely varied compositions and an altitude band ranging from 150 to 800 m a.s.l., every different grape variety can express in the final wine outstanding varietal notes. Vineyards located in the plain of the River Sarca (150-400 meter a.s.l.) take advantage from a particular dry and airy climate. The soil, dry and rich in gravel, and the interaction between the "Ora del Garda", a warm wind coming from the south-west of Lake Garda in the afternoons, and the cooler winds coming from the north and blowing through the narrow valley of Limarò, ensure a wide temperature range between daytime and the night. Vineyards located at a higher altitude in the hills and mountains of the Cavedine Valley and Bleggio near Stenico, take advantage from particular pedo-climatic conditions, which are the secret of the aroma and elegance of some wines such as Müller Thurgau and Kerner. The so called “mountain wines” grown up in vineyards which can reach altitudes of 800 metres. Only in these areas, thanks to the fresh climate and the wide temperature range, they can fully express the character of the grape variety, giving the wine a refinement, complexity and unique structure. Wine growing is carried out by single farmers with absolute attention to ecological sustainability. The co-operative Toblino has bought in 1999 a big farm just in front of the winery, property of the Diocesan Institute of the Trent Clergy, where grapes are grown organically. On a vineyard surface of about 40 hectares, 12 hectares were replanted and trained in Guyot with some particular and experimental varieties. In the remaining 28 hectares, trained in Trentino-type pergola, vines have been thinned in order to reduce yield. The first productions have been already selected and bottled. From this farm come the grapes used to make our precious “eLimarò”. The vinification cellar has a modern photovoltaic power system to produce electricity from renewable sources of energy and can therefore reduce the environmental impact. Oenological practices carried out in the cellar are aimed to reach wines, which are respectful of the quality and the tipicity of the autochthone grapes.
THE COMPANY"Integrate, tough and generous as their ancestors The Benducce.... a company a family"The company is owned by the Tornesi since 1865. The attachment to the origins is firm and strong, each member of the Tornesi family was born, lived and worked within the company making it grow year after year.The company has always produced wine, in 1967 Gino Tornesi enrolled his vines in Brunello, becoming one of the first members of the Consortium, as a producer but not as bottler. It will be his son Maurizio to start the production and commercial activity in 1993 with the first production of Rosso di Montalcino and in 1998 with the Brunello, vintage 1993.Today the company boasts of a new winery, built in 2009, equipped with all the equipment but at the same time has a classic, traditional style with its structure entirely in stone and stone.The company in total owns 5 hectares of vineyard, divided into:One hectare and two thousand meters in Montalcino, Località Benducce with South - East exposure with an altitude of 500 meters;Two hectares and eight thousand meters in Castelnuovo dell'Abate, with South-West exposure with an altitude of 300 meters;In addition we have two plots of land for rent, equal to one hectare and five thousand meters, one with North - West exposure and one South - East;The microclimate is certainly favorable for the wine activity, thanks to the proximity of the sea and Mount Amiata.The soils are mainly composed of galestro and rock, this favors a good drainage of rainwater.We tried to keep a part of the vineyard terraced, as it was in the Tuscan culture. The vines are aged between 7 and 30 years. The rearing system is spurred cordon, 4,200 vines per hectare.Within our company we grow only the Sangiovese Grosso called Montalcino Brunello, with a production of 60 quintals of grapes per hectare. The vineyards and olive groves are cultivated in a guided struggle, without use of herbicides and with organic fertilization. Being a small family-owned company, most of the work is done manually, like the harvest that takes place in September and October.
TORRE DEI CHIUSI
Typical and traditional farm of the Campania region, the Torre dei Chiusi estate is located on the verdant and sunny hills of Torrecuso, a small town on the slopes of Mount Taburno in the province of Benevento. The company, founded in the early 90s, is extended to about 12HA and succeeds, thanks to its geographical position and excellent climatic conditions, to give a wine of great typicality, sublime aromatic finesse, great personality and superior quality. The passion for wine and love for this territory are the secret of an excellent job that, starting from the cultivation of vines and up to the bottling, is carried out with pride by the Pulcino family. Ancient and modern, past and future are the foundations of a dream destined to be realized and endure. Step by step, one stone on top of another, the ambition of the Pulcino family has managed to give us the goodness and finesse of their excellent wines.
THE COMPANY Vigna Traverso winery becomes part of the Traverso Molon Family in 1998. Since the winery was bought, a process of restoration has started, from the cellars to the vineyards. Vigna Traverso takes care of the whole process of its wines. With an annual production of circa 100,000 bottles with FCO denomination (FRIULI COLLI ORIENTALI), Vigna Traverso receives great appreciation from customers, national and international wine experts and at today exporting in 32 different countries around the world. THE WINERY The winery is located on the hills of Friuli Colli Orientali, the right location and climate to make high quality wines like Friulano and Ribolla Gialla for the whites and Schioppettino di Prepotto, Refosco dal Peduncolo rosso and a unique Merlot for the reds. Stefano Traverso, owner and enologist, and his father Giancarlo Traverso vineyards manager, together look after the 22 hectares of vineyards with a philosophy of low quantity – high quality.
The historical Farm Villa Bizzarri, located in an old palace engraved in the stone in the old town centre of Torano Nuovo, in the province of Teramo, was founded in the 80’s and recently bought by Tenute Pieralisi Agricultural Holding in the early 2000’s, which now produces and sells Villa Bizzarri wines. Villa Bizzarri wines embrace that particular marginal land between Marche and Abruzzo especially suitable to the viticulture, thanks to the thermoregulatory action of the see and to the breeze of the mountain that ensure the vineyards a healthy and continuous growing cycle. The area of the Colline Teramane and of the southern Piceno claims a very important and successful production, with its ancient roots which have reached important successes in recent years. A positive imagine thanks to the new production philosophy and to the sensible increase of quality The very high quality range of products includes four DOCG and two DOC wines: Pecorino and Passerina, very typical grapes of this region, are two varietal white wines produced in the Offida DOCG, with limited yield of 10 tonnes/ha an alcohol level of at least 12%. Two excellent Montepulciano d’Abruzzo DOC “Villa Dante” and “Girone dei Folli”. Montepulciano d’Abruzzo Colline Teramane DOCG “Colle Creta” Montepulciano d’Abruzzo Colline Teramane DOCG Riserva “Terra di Gechi”