Founded in Tortona, in the Province of Alessandria in the far-off 1914, Cantine Volpi today represents a foreground reality in the Italian wine panorama. With the flowing of the generations, the Company was able to build, step-by-step, a distintive role in its territory and an image of high quality for its wines, both on the Domestic and International markets. Cortese, Barbera e Dolcetto are then produced with a careful and proper vinification in the winery at Viguzzolo, center of collection and pressing of the grapes for some fifty years. In Tortona, Volpi produces the "frizzanti" (semi-sparkling) wines and the sweet sparkling wines and also the maturation in French oak barrels or barriques is completed to ensure elegange and roundness to the wines.
Today, in Volpedo, next to Cantine Volpi, there is "La Zerba", another Estate with 7 hectars of land, characterized by regular rows of vineyards. In a really suggestive scenario, Mr. Volpi was able and still is to invest both on the peculiarities and the character of the vines, as on the passion and sensibility, strictly connected to work and tradition. The marriage between experience and technology goes on to give continuity to the proposal of the complete expression of the best wine quality.
Abruzzo lies in the calf of the Italian boot south of the Marche. It is a rough and mountainous area that only accommodates a small two percent of the Italian population. The sparsely populated Abruzzo is, however, all the more rich in natural beauty. As many as four national nature parks are home to a unique variety of geology, flora and fauna as part of the Apennines. Add to that the picturesque, forgotten mountain villages and you are in one of the most beautiful areas of Italy.
Fortunately, in addition to all that natural beauty, there is still plenty of room for vineyards. For a long time, mainly massines were produced here, from supermarket wines to bulk wines, which in turn were used for the production of vermouth. In the meantime, as in many other wine regions, this has changed, many quality investments have been made and Abruzzo is rightly on the map as a wine region.
(Source: Cantine Volpi Italy)