La storia

La storia 

He appointed the well- renowned architect Carlo Mangani with the renovation of the old buildings: house, barn and stables and, loving the idea of producing his own wine, he had a cellar built instead of the guest house. Since then, whenever the occasion arose, he bought new land : today the estate comprises 18 hectares of vineyard, 12 hectares arable land, 10 hectares permanent meadows and 10 hectares of woods. He shared the love for this estate with his wife Vanna : the great lawn that welcomes the visitor on entering the estate was her idea of natural environment ( though perfectly manicured). Every hidden corner was well taken care of: far from the idea of intensive agricultural growth, every old plant and bush was preserved thus conveying the idea of a 20 hectares garden where the vineyards were only a part of a whole . These are the premises from which the uniqueness of our wine depends: our grapes convey the perfume and taste of their surroundings. Mario Colla died in 2010 but his sons decided to continue the work of their father and , where possible , to improve it. Improvements have been made both in the vineyards and in the cellar. Low number of bunches per plant to obtain higher quality wines, mechanical weeding to avoid chemicals, alternate mowing of the grass to preserve the natural environment of insects – ie bees. Controlled and selected use of pesticides according to the integrated pest management practices. Separate vinification of each parcel to maximize the terroir influence, cold clarification of most, steam sterilization of tanks to avoid the use of chemicals, new oak barrels for long term fining , new cellar for the production and storage of classic method sparkling wine.

In 1977 Mario Colla was looking for a piece of land to build a summer house for his family.. And fell in love with this hilly area: here he found a naturally secluded place far, but not distant, from the chaotic city life. This place was surrounded by vineyards and Mario Colla loved good wines: it so happened that when he had the chance to buy and old vineyard he decided to become a wine producer

Nel 1977 Mario Colla acquistò parte dell’odierna azienda con l’intento di costruirsi una casa per l’estate.