This season we have a our one of our winemakers visiting Singapore. If you love the Sangue di guida, come discover the story from the winemaker himself!
In 1974, the Bertè-Cordini family took over one of Oltrepò Pavese's most historical wineries: Cantine Francesco Montagna, founded in 1895. The Bertè-Cordini family members, Natale, Mariella and Antonio, began a new chapter in the company but decided to keep the original name as a tribute to the founder. As time went on, family members Luca, Marzia and Matteo joined the company applying their knowledge they acquired during their studies and work experience. The company carries out a detailed oenological process from the wine growing to the winemaking in order to bring out the best quality while staying true to the natural characteristic of the grape.
The family owns 15 hectares of vineyards located in the towns of Montù Beccaria and Zenevredo. The altitudes of each vineyard vary from 150 m asl to 280 m asl. The soil is mainly composed of marl with a good mixture of clay and limestone. The age of the vineyards vary from vines that were recently planted to vines that are 50 years old. The main varietals cultivated are the local and most characteristic of the Oltrepò Pavese such as: Pinot Nero, Croatina, Ughetta, Uva Rara, Riesing and Moscato. International varietals are also grown such as Chardonnay, Sauvignon and Cabernet Sauvignon.