BRUNO VERDI-LOMBARDY(Canneto Pavese) ( Organic Farming )
The Verdi family can trace its viticultural origins back seven generations to the 18th century, when Antonio Verdi came from Parma to settle in the Oltrepo Pavese.Located just south of the Po River.Oltrepo translates to other side of the Po. Embraced on the west by Piemonte and the east by Emilia-Romagna, the region was known until the unification of Italy as Old Piemonte. The original farm was founded on wheat and corn production; mulberries were grown for the leaves, used for feeding silkworms; and, of course, grape vines were planted. Luigi, of the third generation of Verdis, was the first to transform the family's grapes into wine. However, it was Bruno who, after World War II, was the first to bottle his wine at the estate. He put his own name on the label and Bruno Verdi wines were born. His son, Paolo, now carries on the tradition skillfully bringing the estate into the modern era.
Verdi's vineyards are spread over four separate plots of land on hillsides surrounding the village of Canneto Pavese which itself is located in the hills immediately south of the towns of Broni and Stradella. The cantina is situated in the hamlet of Vergomberra within the limits of Canneto Pavese.
Cavariola is the winery's greatest cru, on a west facing slope with well-drained sandy clay soil. Croatina, Uva Rara, Barbera, and Ughetta di Canetto are grown here and go into the Oltrepo Rosso Riserva"Cavariola". In the Paradiso vineyard, the Verdi family planted Croatina, Uva Rara and Barbera, all three of which are used to produce the enchanting "Sangue di Giuda".
Paolo Verdi has instituted an extensive program to modernize the winery based on the strong belief that the Oltrepo Pavese can produce world class wines. His winemaking philosophy combines the best of the classic methods with modern oenology to create wines with the distinctive features that bring out the best in the local grape varieties. All grapes are harvested by hand into small lugs to prevent crushing and bruising.
Wines represented by Mondo Vino:
2015 ButtaFuoco DOC (Croatina, Barbera, Uva Rara)
2012 Cruase Pinot Noir Rose DOCG Oltrepo Pavese Classic Method
2012 Cavariola OP Riserva DOC (Croatina, Barbera, Uva Rara, Ughetta di Canneto)