Partner wineries of Vini d'Altura
In the Contesa philosophy "wine is made in the vineyard".
And the cellar is the place where the journey from harvest to bottle aging ends year after year in a ritual that is sacred to us. Here patience and silence are essential values, because we know that just as nature needs its time to give us true masterpieces, in the same way every author's wine is born from a precise modus operandi refined and handed down from generation to generation.
However, in the Contesa cellar there are not only valuable barriques and barrels in Slavonian oak, as well as the innovative temperature-controlled steel tanks that...
Wine and Nature. A product of the land.
When Gino Zatti cultivated his first vineyard, he did so following a desire: to create a product that best expresses the land from which it came. Conceiving wine as a natural product, the result of a careful process that looks at the plant and fruit, and which sees the hand of man and the transformation process as an experience that respects the qualities of the natural element.
The desire, handed down over the generations, has become an intent: to express the typical features and peculiarities of our territory, the strip of morainic hills that is the Valtènesi...
Love and respect for the land at the heart of sustainable agriculture.
For over 100 years, the Rabino family has been cultivating the vineyards in the municipality of Monforte d’Alba with passion and love for their work. Our ambition is to produce wines with a strong personality linked to the history of this splendid area, which has become a UNESCO heritage site.
The Rabino Agricultural Company was founded in 1909 in Monforte d’Alba founded by Rabino Bernardo who planted the first vineyards. In 1920 he built the first small winery in the hamlet of Bussia San Giovanni and began producing the company's first fine wines and continued the work begun by Bernardo, his son Pasquale...
We have a rich story to tell and we tell it with consistency and innovation.
19 years have passed since the day we arrived on this hill after a careful search and it suddenly seemed like paradise. A strategic position for exposure, with the wind of the sea in the distance that caresses the vineyards, the cracks in the ground, the penetrating scents of the forest, the olive groves on the steep slopes and the colors of the surrounding sycamore. A perfect circle that clearly draws and encloses the character of our Morellino di Scansano, the complexity of the scents of the Maremma in one name, Tenuta Pietramora di Colle Fagiano.
We believed in our exclusive research on the character of Sangiovese Maremma, we believed in it over time by learning to know the expressions of our land, we observed it, listened to it, we understood it, allowing it to reveal its deepest personality, its secrets, its wealth...
A passion that does not change.
A veil of red earth on a layer of limestone greedily kissed by the sun and stirred by contrary winds that filter through the dry stone walls, spreading the scents of the Mediterranean scrub and olive trees.
It is here that our vineyards have their roots, in the land on which Luigi Ruggieri, doctor and enlightened farmer was ready to bet who, in 1959, gathered a group of winemakers to enhance local productions by recovering the ancient farming practices and combining them with modern winemaking techniques...
©2022 Pendeche Srl | Vini d’Altura®