The estate is located in the municipality of Pozzol Groppo (province of Alessandria) in the Italian region Piedmont
, It was founded in 1998 by Paolo Carlo Ghislandi; the first wine was bottled in 2004 and marketed in 2008. The owner is the cellar master and Mario Maffi the oenologist. Great attention is paid to the balance of the ecosystem
through the use of renewable energy in the supply of water, electricity and heat. The basement is furnished according to the most modern criteria. The vineyards cover ten hectares of vines, only their own grapes are processed. They are planted with the red varieties Barbera, Croatina, Freisa, Albarossa, Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon and Ancellotta, as well as with the white varieties Cortese, Timorasso, Favorita (Vermentino), Malvasia di Candia (Malvasia Bianca di Candia) and Moscato.
All wines are made by means of spontaneous fermentation
and without filtration
, On sulphurize
(Sulfites) is either completely dispensed with or used very restrictively. The red wines are long fermented. In the case of white wines, after a cold mash, fermentation takes place at a controlled temperature, as well as cold stabilization and clarification by settling. All wines are with the varieties mentioned as DOC Colli tortonesi
produced. The premium wines include "Brezza d'Estate" (Timorasso, 18 months in barrique and then bottle); "Bruma d'Autunno" (Barbera from an old vineyard from 1926, 5 years aging in steel and oak); and Spumante "Chiaror sul Masso" (Timorasso, bottle fermentation after 18 months, then maturing on yeast for 8 to 12 months). Around 50,000 to 60,000 bottles of wine are produced annually. There is an export to Switzerland, Japan, Germany, USA, Korea and Hong Kong. The winery is a founding member of FIVI (Federazione Italiana Vignaioli Indipendenti), as well as a member of the Consorzio tutela vini doc Tortona, Coldiretti and Slow food