Cascina Vallazza 10, 28021 Borgomanero (NO)
A bit of history...
Inspired by an innate love of the land, years back the Fontechiara’s family decided to return to the origins to relive the wine-making tradition of earlier generations.
Thus they embarked on this unusual and challenging adventure, ruled by the rhythms of nature.
The new vines were planted on the extreme eastern slopes of the Novara Hills, in an area particularly suited for growing the local grape varieties of Nebbiolo and Vespolina, and they adopted methods designed to give priority to achieving fruit of the highest quality.
Organic fertilization, low yields per hectare and drastic selection in the vineyards lead to the perfectly matured grapes used in making the wines, where they follow a traditional approach employing advanced technology.
The resulting wines exalt the particular characteristics of each grape.
Giancarlo Ferrari works firsthand in a vineyard and in a co-owned cellar by a team of experienced agronomists and oenologists. Chiara, his wife, joins him in company work and both travel to promote Fontechiara abroad.