The desire to live in the country was the driving force that back in 1998 pushed Emanuele and Sabrina, originally from Milan and with a different professional
life, to renovate an old abandoned distillery situated close to the historic center of Gattinara, and changing it into a winery. Perhaps it could not be otherwise since the
grandfather - Luigi - was living in this region, working as cooper and winemaker, with the nickname "Ciuppasell"; Luigi, at his times, was one of the first who dared to treat the
mildew with the Bordeaux mixture, brushing the bunches one by one and getting great results, earning certificates of merit already in the '30s. Luigi handed down his passion
to his son Cesare - Sabrina's dad - that even if exercising another profession, for his entere life he devoted his spare time to take care of the vineyards. This dedication fascinates
Emanuele and Sabrina who decided to transform this family tradition into their main activity, which is now the object of the company.
Together with the passion we combine a focus on quality, which today means great skills linked to the respect for tradition; from the vineyards southern exposed on the Gattinara hills, we get the best of our production. Emanuele, assisted by the oenologist Giuseppe Zatti, manages to transform the affection for the vineyard into excellent wines, treating with due respect the Nebbiolo, which is the real “king grape” of our area. Uva Rara (locally called Bonarda), Vespolina, Croatina and Erbaluce (locally called Greco) are the other local vines that adorn the skyline of the wines of Northern Piedmont. In the cellar we use large Slavonian oak casks to refine our Gattinara DOCG, as well as 500 liters Allier oak tonneau, to refine fragrances and flavors and enhance the pleasure of wine.