We are a small, family-owned winery located on the hills of the village of Montecalvo Versiggia in the Versa Valley
, in the heart of Oltrepò Pavese
. The winery was founded in 1964, when Luigi Calatroni
, at the end of his tenant-farming contract, bought a vineyard from his former landowner. In the following years, the winery developed under the guide of Fausto
and Marisa Calatroni.
Now, with the third generation of vine-growers, the experience of the tradition is enriched by the modern agronomic and oenologic techniques brought by the young brothers Cristian
.The constant technical improvement led to an ever-increasing quality of the grapes we grow in our own vineyards. The estate vineyards (about 15 hectares) are located in Montecalvo Versiggia at an altitude varying from 180 to 320 metres AMSL, in an area very suited for the growing of Pinot Noir
because of the limestone composition of the soils and its favorable wide temperature range between day and night.
Oltrepò Pavese is the third area for the production of Pinot Noir grapes worldwide with its 4.100 hectares of vineyards. Montecalvo Versiggia is probably the Italian municipality with the largest production of Pinot Noir grapes. Our Metodo Classico sparkling wines reflect all the colours of Pinot Noir: a traditional Blanc de Noirs aged on the lees for a minimum of 30 months and two Rosé, one of them aged on the lees for an exceptional 90 months.