True connoisseurs don’t drink wine:
they sip secrets.
You don’t just drink wine, you smell it, observe it
taste it, sip it and … you talk about it.
Edoardo VII (1841 – 1910)
I love on the table, while conversing
the light from a bottle of intelligent wine.
Pablo Neruda (1904 – 1973)
Wine is the poetry of the earth.
Mario Soldati (1906 – 1999)
MORE THAN 35 DOC AND DOCG BRANDS
DOCG Erbaluce di Caluso
DOCG Erbaluce di Caluso spumante
DOCG Erbaluce di Caluso passito
DOCG Erbaluce di Caluso passito riserva
DOC Canavese rosso
DOC Canavese rosso novello
DOC Canavese rosato
DOC Canavese rosato spumante
DOC Canavese bianco
DOC Canavese bianco spumante
DOC Canavese Barbera
DOC Canavese Nebbiolo
DOC Carema riserva
DOC Collina Torinese rosso
DOC Collina Torinese rosso novello
DOC Collina Torinese Barbera
DOC Collina Torinese Bonarda
DOC Collina Torinese Malvasia
DOC Collina Torinese Pelaverga o Cari
DOC Freisa di Chieri secco
DOC Freisa di Chieri superiore
DOC Freisa di Chieri dolce
DOC Freisa di Chieri spumante
DOC Freisa di Chieri frizzante
DOC Pinerolese rosso
DOC Pinerolese rosato
DOC Pinerolese Barbera
DOC Pinerolese Bonarda
DOC Pinerolese Freisa
DOC Pinerolese Dolcetto
DOC Pinerolese Doux d'Henry
DOC Pinerolese Ramìe
DOC Valsusa rosso
DOC Valsusa Avanà
DOC Valsusa Becuet
DOC Valsusa Baratuciat
7 WINES WITH ORIGIN DESIGNATIONS
45 grape varieties, a land of diversity and quality
an extraordinary ampelographic richness along the western Alpine arc
In 1887, Count Rovasenda described the complex and diverse panorama of the Pinerolo area in his “Essay on Universal Ampelography”. In 1887, he promoted an ambitious Ampelographic Exhibition in Pinerolo where 628 specimens of grapes were exhibited; 333 of which were described as indigenous or of unknown origin.
Genetic erosion has greatly reduced the rich heritage that existed then, but the number of varieties present in this area is still notable. Some grapes undoubtedly have agronomic or enological value, while the potential of many others is unknown.
The work carried out for decades by the University of Turin and the National Research Council has made it possible to identify the grape varieties, to investigate the enological aptitudes of some of them and to define the genetic relationships with known varieties.
For example, the value of the Baratuciat grape has been rediscovered: scattered in a few plots of land in the Susa Valley at the beginning of the 2000s, its valuable enological qualities have recently received due recognition, leading local producers to replant the variety. The conservation of minor and rare varieties with little agronomic or technical information available, carried out by the Region of Piedmont at the Ampelographic Collection in Grinzano Cavour, the Arnaldi Malva School in Bibiana and the Turin Bonafous Institute in their respective collection-vineyards, is nevertheless important.
These “germoplasma” banks ensure the maintenance of biodiversity and genetic capital that could prove valuable in the future.
From the Serra to the Gran Paradiso, from Chivasso to the Vallée
HILLS OF TURIN
“The excellence and diversity of the wines in the Turin-area mountains and the way they are made”…
A treasure chest full of ampelographic riches