(TORTONA – ALESSANDRIA) The wines of Cantine Volpi are produced in the Colli Tortonesi, among the wines produced Barbera Superiore, Timorasso, Barolo, Moscato, Colli Tortonesi Susu and many others.
Cantine Volpi’s History and Philosophy
The Colli Tortonesi are a less well-known hilly area of the Langhe and Monferrato, but equally noble, both from the point of view of the landscape and for its wine contents. Here among the rolling hills and small villages, the ancient Timorasso grape is the undisputed protagonist, together with some equally important interpreters such as the autochthonous Croatina, Barbera, who make up the wine history of this territory located on the border between four regions: Piedmont, Liguria, Lombardy and Emilia.
And it is here that Cantine Volpi is headquartered, which in 1914 through four generations, has in turn become an interpreter, thanks to a continuous evolution, of a significant reality that has led this company to be a point of reference and authentic expression of the territory of the Colli Tortonesi.
It is useless to underline that the territory and the geo-climatic characteristics are the perfect combination for the grapes, which are carefully cultivated and then vinified in the cellar with the best theological innovation and continuous research. In fact, the production is currently divided into two product lines: the Volpi Line which includes the typical wines obtained from indigenous vines of the Colli Tortonesi and the Bio Line, called Era, which includes the range of organic wines.
At the basis of the passion of Cantine Volpi there has always been a pioneering experimentation philosophy for the production and marketing of its wines, as in the case of the launch of the Cortese Frizzante DOC Colli Tortonesi, when in 1974 Carlo Volpi and the winemaker Giuliano Noè decided to experiment with a new wine, a natural sparkling white wine, as well as a forerunner of the planetary successes of Prosecco and Franciacorta, which for over 40 years has been a new consolidated tradition of wines from the Tortona district.
But the story continues and in the late 90s, when an organic wine market in Italy did not yet exist, Carlo Volpi created the first experimental line of organic wines, which was then officially presented at the most important organic wine fair, at Millésime Bio in Montpellier, it was 2001. Currently the Bio line represents 70% of the total production of the company’s wines.
But the process of strong roots in the territory of the Colli Tortonesi, for this company, took place with the acquisition in 2003 of Cascina La Zerba in Volpedo. That gave birth to the production of Colli Tortonesi Doc Barbera Superiore, a wine synthesis of the winery, long-limbed and voluminous, and the white Colli Tortonesi Doc Timorasso Derthona, of great drinkability, freshness and territoriality. Both are certified ICEA organic and have managed to obtain international prizes and awards.
The “ERA” project is also of great interest, a line of exclusively organic wines intended exclusively for the foreign market.
Today Canine Volpi boasts a production of over 4 million bottles, exporting 90% to 35 countries, managing to create a network and a widespread presence in the five continents, thanks to an unceasing work and always attentive to innovation.
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Address: Strada Statale 10, n°72 | 15057 | Tortona | AL
Tel: 0131 861072