Italy

Epicuro

Epicurus was ancient Greek philosopher and founder of one of the greatest philosophical schools of the Hellenistic and Roman age called “Il Giardino” (The Garden), and also of the Epicureanism movement to attain the happy, tranquil life (live without pursuing glory or wealth or power, but anonymously, enjoying little things like food, the company of friends). The meaning of Epicuro is “ally” or “rescuer” as well as "gourmet" and "hedonist". For this reason he has been chosen to represent our top-brand. Through a contemporary perspective on wine and with the help of the most modern equipment they succeed to present a wide range of wines from the central and the south of Italy, linking an unlikely good price-quality ratio to authenticity and typicality. Hence, they capture the extensive diversity of the South of Italy in a wide range of sunny delights.

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Masseria Trajone

In 1970 Femar Vini was founded. Through a contemporary perspective on wine and with the help of the most modern equipment they succeed to present a wide range of wines from the central and the south of Italy, linking an unlikely good price-quality ratio to authenticity and typicality. Hence, they capture the extensive diversity of the South of Italy in a wide range of sunny delights.

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Feudi del Duca

In 1970 Femar Vini was founded. Through a contemporary perspective on wine and with the help of the most modern equipment they succeed to present a wide range of wines from the central and the south of Italy, linking an unlikely good price-quality ratio to authenticity and typicality. Hence, they capture the extensive diversity of the South of Italy in a wide range of sunny delights.

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San Giorgio

Cantine San Giorgio is a historic winery in the Salento area, founded in 1962 as a cooperative. After careful consideration, the Tinazzi family bought it in 2011 with the hope and intention of providing continuity to the wine-making projects it had embarked upon, maximising the potential of typical vine varieties. With its purchase of Cantine San Giorgio in Apulia, they launched a project in one of the most productive regions of Italy, one that, especially in recent years, has stood out for the new improvement in its quality of grapes and, consequently, its wines. The wines in this line are classic and well-known Apulian wines, developed with the aim of researching the very best quality levels. The results lie in the excellent wines, featuring high alcohol content and good body, reflected also in the prestigious awards they have won.

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Per Tutti

The project grows traditional italian varieties. It uses the Guyot system and the traditional apulian “alberello” training system to grow its vines. Production is concentrated around well-known wines like Primitivo, Nero d'Avola, Montepulciano, Pinot Grigio and many more to come.

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Montecore

Montecore is one of the brands that Felice Mergué, known from Poggio Le Volpi and Masca del Tacco, recently created. With its 2 domains and their wines, Felice is constantly winning awards. He was also voted the best winemaker in the region and with almost all his wines he scores high results of the most renowned critics of Italy. Every wine that comes into his hands is transformed into gold. He makes and creates wines throughout the southern part of Italy. From Frascati to the heel of Puglia, fantastic wines are made that emphasize the high potential of these regions. In addition, he masters the gift of presenting a style that is more than appealing to both the wine lover and the connoisseur. With Montecore he lets Puglia wines once again taste of their great potential here. Mergué is therefore one of the ambasadors of a region that proves that it can do much more than just produce mass and bulk wines.

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Masca del Tacco

Erchie was a religious centre where Hercules once reigned, from which it took its name of Hercolanum (or Heracle, Hercle, and later Erchie). This very ancient land of strong traditions, where climate and soil composition give great wines, making them witnesses of the past, present and future of a land where time seems to stand still. In 2012, the Mergè family bought it. Renamed as Masca del Tacco and completely renovated, they brought back the house to the ancient splendour. Into the cellar they introduced advanced devices and innovative production techniques, in order to improve the quality of the wines, without ever changing their traditional character. Its vineyards cover about 250 hectares. The work in the vineyards is done by hand, vinification is traditional, and the use of wooden containers is never invasive, trying to keep the final product as natural as possible.

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Epicuro

Epicurus was ancient Greek philosopher and founder of one of the greatest philosophical schools of the Hellenistic and Roman age called “Il Giardino” (The Garden), and also of the Epicureanism movement to attain the happy, tranquil life (live without pursuing glory or wealth or power, but anonymously, enjoying little things like food, the company of friends). The meaning of Epicuro is “ally” or “rescuer” as well as "gourmet" and "hedonist". For this reason he has been chosen to represent our top-brand. Through a contemporary perspective on wine and with the help of the most modern equipment they succeed to present a wide range of wines from the central and the south of Italy, linking an unlikely good price-quality ratio to authenticity and typicality. Hence, they capture the extensive diversity of the South of Italy in a wide range of sunny delights.

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Le Vignate

The grapes for this Primitivo come from vines that are over 50 years old . The vineyards are situated such that the warm summer winds blow through vines and grapes and can dry the grapes , which gives them an intense sweetness .

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Gran Appasso

Gran Appasso was originally founded as project linked to a single wine made from dry grapes. Given the success achieved in a very short time, it was decided to make a brand with a Top of Range made from dried Primitivo grapes coming from old vines.

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Masseria Capoforte

When the forcefulness of man and the power of nature meet, the encounter yields something unique. It is a privileged union, between a determined passion and a limpid history of ancient memory. Between rock and sea, in Puglia's Salento region, along roads trodden by Jesuit monks and noble Templar knights, was born the Masseria Capoforte. The dream of Ettore, the labour of a family: to create the highest-quality wines from the choicest grape varieties, to encounter with one's senses and imagination the sensory treasures of nonpareil wines.

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Cantine Tinazzi

The history of the Casa Vitivinicola Tinazzi began with the commitment and passion of Eugenio Tinazzi at the end of the 1960s in Cavaion Veronese, part of the splendid hinterland of Lake Garda. Gian Andrea Tinazzi, the founder’s son, then only 18 years of age, worked alongside his father in running the business from the outset and, thanks to his decisive and entrepreneurial character, gradually broadened the company's horizons, both in terms of production and markets. Today, Gian Andrea’s children, Francesca and Giorgio, work with their father in managing what has become a major production group based in Lazise, on Lake Garda. The family owns vineyards and estates not only in Veneto, in the areas of Bardolino and Valpolicella, but also in another region of great character and growing qualitative potential, Apulia, a region they love and which they always believed had great winemaking potential.

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Malavasi Vini

Devoted to agri- and viticulture for over 4 generations now, the Malavasi Family presents it’s company with pride and knowledge. The winery lays in the idyllic setting of Cascina Bolina, a romantic village steeped in history and charm, the perfect place for an excellent production. “A concert of emotions that goes on the label under the name Malavasi.”

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Cornaro

In the heart of the province of Treviso, at the foot of the hills of Asolo and Montello, in the area of Prosecco, Cantina Montelliana established a cooperative of growers. They use traditional methods and modern equipment, and produce the highest available technologies and with the utmost care. They are also using more traditional methods, which are reliable, and experiences that are closely connected with the history and culture of this area. With an attentive look at the past and through the use of the best winemaking technologies that the market offers Cantina Montelliana processes carefully and supervises the land and the vines with a respectful approach, so excellent wine is obtained. The wine is produced with selected grapes that are chosen because of their high quality. The grapes in the vineyards of this particular country grow between the hills and the plains, which have unique and unrivalled organoleptic characteristics, thanks to the favourable balance between the climate and the soil in this area. The vineyards of Cantina Montelliana are located on the hills of Montello and Asolo on either side of the river Piave: more than 600 hectares of vineyards, characterized by particular soil and climate, ideal for growing high quality grapes.

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Cent'anni

Since 1908 the Cielo- family has been committed to deliver great value wines. Currently, the fourth generation is at the helm of the familycompany. Today they celebrate their history with these superpremium wines from the Veneto region.

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Sasso dei Lupi

Sasso dei Lupi was born out of a decade long experience of one of the most important wine producer cooperatives in the Umbria region: Cantina Sociale Colli Perugini. As from 1967, the cooperative gradually expands to more than a thousand members and became one of the largest wine cellars of the region. In September 2008 the company changes radically his course and announces the birth of the Società Cooperativa Agricola Sasso dei Lupi. The new company is known for its strong innovative spirit, the will to progress and the respect for the values of the region.

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Le Cimate

“LE CIMATE” is situated in one of the most suggestive locations at the heart of Umbria - Montefalco. The 28 hectares of land were purchased by the Bartoloni family in 1993 from the Diocese of Spoleto. This site includes the property where the Curate of Casale resided. The family has specialized in agriculture since 1800 and owns a total of 184 hectares of land, of which 108 hectares are used for grain produce, 15 hectares for the hazelnut ,15 hectares for DOP olive groves and 23 hectares cultivate DOCG vines. Situated on a splendid hill top with a 360 degree panorama view of on one side the Monti Martani mountains and on the other side the city of Montefalco, the cantina ‘Le Cimate’, surrounded by it’s suggestive vines, has been constructed on the site of an existing building and takes the name of the actual location. Included in the land is an area where it is said that Saint Clare of the Cross (Santa Chiara della Croce), who lived around the turn of the 12th century, used to shepherd her sheep. In those times there was a water spring that is now long gone where she used to lead her flock to drink whilst she prayed. This area which covers approximately 5 hectares now harvests 4 different types of high quality white grape vines. Three generations of the Bartoloni family have contributed to the construction of the cantina; grandfather Paolo who has dedicated his life to agriculture and moreover has always specialised in vine growing (he was president of the local community cantina ‘Colli Spoletini’ for more than 20 years); his son Giovanni who had the courage to believe in the investment necessary to realise one of the most modern cellar in the area; and grandson Paolo who with his degree in agricultural studies will dedicate the rest of his life to wine production.

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Poggio Le Volpi

Poggio Le Volpi has been a leader in the field of top wine in the Lazio region for a long time and was recently named winery of the year. For both white and red wine for they belong to the absolute top. Already some 100 years, the Merge family owns the domain. Currently Felice Merge, the oenologist is idolized in the region. Their red wine, Baccarossa, is made from the rare nero buono grape and is, according to the Italian wine critic Luca Maroni, the best wine ever made in Lazio He passed his life and work experiences on to the large second generation of the family, experiences which have found vigour and reached full meaning through the bold, enterprising spirit of grandson Felice, wholly supported by the solid, active drive of his father Armando. Poggio Le Volpi has an image which is second to none for the quality and elegance of its wines. These wines are the precious jewels which have ennobled the estate's pedigree due to the praise and appreciation heaped upon them in the refined and exclusive niche wines segment.

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Antico Ceppo

Located on a sunny hill, adjacent to Frascati, Monte Porzio Catone and Agro Romano. The Merge family carries a very high priority to the pursuit of quality wines. To realize this the latest and most modern techniques are applied.

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Airone (Abruzzo)

This area enjoys a unique microclimate due to the proximity of the Apennine Mountains to the Adriatic coast. The main wine is Montepulciano and Trebbianno which is produced from grapes grown by over 120 hectares of vineyards owned by Ettore. The wide availability of grapes, the use of the latest technologies in the basement and the professional competence of the people who work with us, makes this winery one of the most important productions in the area.

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Cantine Mucci

For over 100 years, this family cultivates the better wines of this region. Today, Elisa and Valentino continue this tradition unabated. The rich soils and sunny, reinforced with this young talent, enables us to offer a range of wines full of passion and with an amazing quality.

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Italian Collection

This area enjoys a unique microclimate due to the proximity of the Apennine Mountains to the Adriatic coast. The main wine is Montepulciano and Trebianno which is produced from grapes grown by over 120 hectares of vineyards owned by Ettore. The wide availability of grapes, the use of the latest technologies in the basement and the professional competence of the people who work with us, makes this winery one of the most important productions in the area.

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Cantine Iorio

Geological events largely determine the surface landscape of Campania. Extinct volcanoes remain a permanent part of the landscape, and create a "terroir" in which typical grape varieties flourish. This provides its not too rich soil, with a perfect water balance. This works perfect for the grapevines, resulting in its extra minerality and vivacity. For ages people have been active in wine- and olive-growing, pushing its quality standard forward the past decades. Influenced by brothers Pietro and Luca, in 2004 Iorio decided to largely invest in modern techniques, resulting in a tremendous boost for the Azienda. Today, the domain is a wonderful and ultra modern site, decisively producing top brands ! Furthermore, the best Aglianico's equal the best wines from the north, in force as well as shelf life , giving them the nickname "Barolo from the South".

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Tenute Lombardo

Lombardo Vini is located in a beautiful hilly landscape (600 m above sea level). It extended over 20 hectares and is almost entirely planted with Nero D'Avola. Nero D'Avola is an indigenous red grape, which is typical for this region. The vineyards are maintained by the Lombardo family with great passion and respect for the environment. The substrate is rich in lime. The typical climate for the central of Sicily is hot and dry, especially during the growing season, and is characterized by little precipitation and high temperatures.

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Atha Ruja

Atha Ruja is located near the town of Dorgali, located on the central eastern coast of Sardinia. The vineyards are located in the old Oddoene valley and surrounded by mountains: the Supramonte of Gennargentu on one side and Mount Tuluj on the other side. Marco Bernabei was and is an important reference point for Atha Ruja. He is now considered "part of the family" and is a key member for the development, growth, quality and elegance of the wines produced. Peter and Anita reaize this beautiful story with great enthusiasm. Their hope lies in the hands of their children, Manuela, Teresa and Eugenio so that this dream remains reality

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Vigneti Zanatta (Sardegna)

Vigneti Zanatta is a young company founded in 2003 with the combination of two pieces of land known for their tradition on the production of the following wines: Sardinia and Veneto. The wines are produced from local grapes in the Gallura area in Sardinia. It is the very nature of the extremely sandysoil with little water or organic matter that gives the wines such as Vermentino di Gallura DOCG and Cannonau di Sardegna DOC their aromatic, spicy flavour by which they are known and can be immediately identified.

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Russolo

Rino Russolo makes wines on the plain of Friuli near the Veneto , which is called Grave at northeast of Venice . The vineyards are sheltered on the north by the foothills of the Dolomites (Southern Alps) and on the south side by the Adriatic Sea providing sufficient moisture and a fresh sea breeze. The Friuli region in the northeast of Italy, is at the origin of some of the finest white wines in the country. The climate is cool and the air is exceptionally pure due to the further located Alps. In short, the ideal conditions for the production of fine and aromatic quality wines. Here Rino Russolo started his winery in 1925 as one of the first Italians with a degree in oenology. Today, the leadership is in the hands of his grandson Rino Jr. In Russolo they strive for the highest possible quality. The largest part of the grape varieties used is of French origin. The special climate and specific soil results in these typical wines.

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Kornell Florian Brigl

The Brigl family has a long history in the wine industry. At a very young age, in 1996, Florian Brigl took over the domain. In 2001 the winery was renovated, and new cellars were built on the domain. Ever since, the delicacies of various grapes such as Lagrein, Pinot Nero, Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Sauvignon blanc, pinot blanc and Gewürztraminer, mature there. Each grape and each cuvée shows pure finesse and balance. The Griffin, printed on each bottle, comes from the banner of the local castle Greifenstein. A Griffin is a mythical animal that is half human/ half eagle. This sense of history, and the deep faith in nature is to be found in every bottle of their wines. The 'Staves' series are the flagship of the domain and belong to the absolute top of Alto Adige. their name comes from the bars which are used to tie the vines to, on the steep slopes of the Dolomites.

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Poggio Ciliegio

The vineyard has a surface of about 5 hectares and includes the varieties of “Sangiovese”, “Ciliegiolo” and “Vermentino”. The hilly soil on which they grow is of medium consistency with a high percentage of framework. These factors are essential for giving a high level of freshness to the grapes. Paolino and Vinicia , the winemakers, are as innovative as they are creative. All the productive phases such as growing, wine making and bottling are carefuly followed by the wine expert Attilio Pagli. Elegance and equilibrium, freshness and a fruity taste: Rascioni and Cecconello’s wines are the expression of the land that produces them.

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Palazzo

Azienda Palazzo. This area produces wine since 1983. The families Loia and Palazzo manage 4 hectares of vineyards with another 3 hectares of olive groves on the eastern slope of Montalcino. Quality is key at Palazzo. With a small production Palazzo guarantees the best quality.

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San Fabiano Calcinaia - BIO

Guido Serio and his wife Isa arrived at San Fabiano in 1983 and immediately made investments aimed at producing quality wines. They have gradually made progress over the time, renewing the vineyards, the winemaking chain, the bottling and the cellar for refining the wine in wooden barrels. The farm of San Fabiano Calcinaia is located among the hills of the prestigious Chianti countryside. The territory of Chianti Classico, which stretches between Florence and Siena, has kept intact, for the most part, its appearance. The agriculture constitutes the predominant activity, an aspect that made this country unique. The work and dedication of man have further amplified the natural beauty of the place. For the characteristics of climate, soil and altitude of the land in this area is particularly suitable for the production of fine wines.

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Podere Le Berne

Le Berne is a young company with vineyards in Cervognano, the best area for growing Montepulciano. In the 60s Egisto Natalini, decided together with his son Julian to harvest their own vineyards. This was the beginning of a family business that aims at improving the Tuscan wine. An intensive modernization was implemented and through the years, absolute quality was the goal. The production area itself is in Cervognano, which includes the heart of the Vino Nobile wines. It is a hilly piece of land with perfect south-oriented vineyards. The name "Le Berne" comes from the Etruscan "Verna" or "Verena" which means "Surrounded by hills". Here some of the most iconic wines of Tuscany are made!

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Poggio Nicchiaia

The technologically advanced winery is in Montelopio, a pretty village with a feel of times past, a few kilometres from Peccioli. At the winery, they are passionate about producing wines that offer a modern interpretation of Tuscan traditions, an exquisite evolution in taste, not dictated by trends but by the quest for enduring pleasure.

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Nunzi Conti

Founding father Gualtiero Nunzi left his Cantina to his eldest son, Antonio, who carried on the family tradition with the same dedication of his father. Antonio strongly believed in the area’s vocation for winemaking and was one of the founders of the Consorzio del Vino Chianti Classico Gallo Nero. Gualtiero Armando took over the helm of the winery from his brother and became one of the key figures in the history of both the family winery and the local wine industry. He was made Vice-President of the Consorzio Vino Chianti Classico and held the role of President between 1994 and 1997. Gualtiero Armando planted new vineyards, purchased more land and built a profitable and efficient winery whilst respecting the beauty and nature of the extraordinary countryside of the Chianti hills. Today, the Nunzi Conti family estate is runned by his son Maurizio and grandchildren Antonio and Isabella. They are assisted by wine-maker Giampaolo Chiettini.

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Duca di Saragnano

The story of the Duca di Saragnano dates back to the middle ages. It is a story of nobility. In a time when Arab marauders were invading all of Southern Italy and conquering much of the Tyrrhenian coastline, one noble local stood to protect the land, the people and his family. It is the noble Duke of Saragnano that gravely fought against the Arab army, who inspired this line of wines. Although the story ends in the Duke's defeat, it’s his legend that we honor him with a toast.

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La Scolca

In 1917, La Scolca was taken over by Giorgio Soldati. Its name originates from the ancient Piedmontese dialect ‘Sfurca’ meaning ‘watch out’. The hill was an ‘observation point’, dominated by an ancient tower. The property was partially covered by forests and partially cultivated. The Soldati Family planted Cortese grapes into an area historically devoted to red grape cultivation. La Scolca is the oldest company in the area, yet, it has one of the most modern cultivation and winemaking techniques. Giorgio Soldati is the innovative creator of La Scolca’s Gavi (sparkling ) wines. He leads the Company with his daughter Chiara, the fifth generation. La Scolca’s goal is to let people appreciate these Gavi DOCG wines and to satisfy the desire of who wish to drink ‘iconic’ Gavi White and Sparkling Wines with high quality style.

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Bel Colle

Bel Colle was founded in 1976 by the brothers Franco and Carlo Pontiglione and Giuseppe Priola. As true patriots they did not hesitate to make use of Langhe's most typical product. Bel Colle produces natural and genuine wines, selected by the oenologist Paolo Torchio. This winemaker has been recognized by a range of conoisseurs and experts. Bel Colle has on top also advanced oenological equipment. Severel beste awards 'Tre Bichierri' by Gambero rosso. Best Barolo and Barbaresco!

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Monchiero Carbone

The inspiration behind Monchiero Carbone comes from both families. Enrico "Ricù" Carbone married Lucia Gioetti. Lucia, then known as "The Blonde", had a considerable sum of money that was used to buy the land. Their first harvest was the legendary harvest of 1990. Choosing a name for their winery was obvious: "Monchiero Carbone". Two vineyards and two terroirs!

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Negretti

Piemonte - Nebbiolo - Barolo Azienda Agricoli Negretti. A small family property located in La Morra. The two brothers Massimo and Ezio are constantly looking for quality with respect for the terroir and based on the most modern knowledge. This led to the start of their own winery in 2002 in the middle of the gentle hills around the village of La Morra.

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Rebuli

Almost 30 years ago, Angelo began producing Prosecco. The close relationship with nature and the constant quest for improvement put this winery on the world map. The three sons, Mauro, Paolo and Giovanni, continue the work of their father with the same passion. The vineyards are located in the small village Saccol the Valdobbiadene near the river Piave. The brand new winery is established with the latest equipment. Real class in Prosecco. Lots of fruit in the nose, round and soft in the mouth and with a perfectly finish

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Bepin De Eto

This vineyard is located in San Pietro di Feletto at 270 m above sea level. Ettore Cheschin is the man behind Bepin Eto, who develpped more than 40 years ago this vineyard with an eye for tradition and sincerity.

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Dalfiume Nobilvini

Dalfiume Nobilvini was founded in 1970 and originated from the merger of the Winehouse Dalfiume Edward (1950) and the Alberici Anacleto Wine Company (1940). Dalfiume Nobilvini was first managed by Edward Dalfiume and later by his sons Franco and Gianni. The grandchildren, Silvia and David have joined the family business. David has become a leader in his field, both by his capacity as a winemaker as by the marketing of Emiliano-Romagnoli wines. There are huge investments made to improve the internal storage of the wines and for the installation of the Vinification department. They also have a modern cooling system to control the temperature during fermentation. In this way, the essential characteristics of different wines can be approved, including flavouring.

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Monte Rossa

Azienda Agricola Monte Rossa, Via L. Marenzio, Bornato, Brescia. Franciacorta is the only DOCG wine in Italy produced with a second fermentation in the bottle. Monterossa was founded in 1972 and owns 50 hectares of vineyards, with 5,000 grapevines per hectare, which are among the best in the region. Heavy investment in the winery has led these wines at the top level. Monterossa now belongs undoubtedly to the elite of the Franciacorta.

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