I do not have the age-old traditions that so many producers claim,
as I started in 1979 with the purchase of the my
first vineyard called Brumano at Casteggio.
where I was born and live, I can easily reach the south Lombardy
hills called Oltrepo Pavese (in the province of Pavia), which have
been devoted to the wine production for a long time.
suitable territory is only the first step for making quality wine.
What really makes the difference are the decisions of the
Right from the beginning I decided to concentrate on pinot noir
grapes, which generate both red and sparkling white wines in many
countries around the world, and have been extensively grown in
this area for long time. Later on, I also started to grow
chardonnay grapes, which are considered a kind of white pinot.
My first Pinot Noir red wine dates from the early
local grapes where devoted only to white wine intended for the
Since then, many other local producers have
started to make red wine from pinot noir grapes and I am glad to
have initiated such an interesting trend among my colleagues.