La Stoppa estate located up in the hills of Emilia-Romagna situated in Northern Italy; has over 58 hectares, of which 30 are planted to vines and the remaining 28 are left to nature. In the other half of 19’s century, Giancarlo Ageno discovered the place are suitable for winemaking and began the production of wines with significant and curious names such as Bordò, Bordò bianco, Pinò.
In the year of 1973, La Stoppa was bought by the Pantaleoni family and from the mid-nineties, Elena Pantaleoni leads the company. Elena also flanked by Giulio Armani, focused the work on vineyards and managed accordingly to the organic culture rules that certified by Suolo and Salute. In 2005, Giulio crafted the brand of Denavolo as well and produced the first orange wines on the Colli Piacentini area.
“Since the mid-ninties they have decided to cultivate mainly local varieties: Barbera and Bonarda for red grapes, Malvasia di Candia Aromatica, Ortrugo and Trebbiano for white grapes.”
The family practises organic farming since the early 1990's; certification came in 2008. The plants grow autonomously by itself in the vineyard, without weed killers or fertilization. Uses only sulfur and copper treatments. In order to obtain the greatest quality of the grape selection is being protected, the cultivation process is all completed by hand such as pruning, tying, removing non-fruit-bearing buds, and harvesting. The young vines grapes are used for the production of young wines and the finest grapes and older vines are used for the long-aging wines production.
We do carry a great selection from La Stoppa & Denavolo in our house, feel free to contact 012-6003323 to further enquiries. Limited stock available.