Via Cascina Fornace, 28079 Vespolate (NO)
A bit of history...
The idea behind this unique rice comes from Domenico Bernascone who, thanks to the passion passed on to him by his grandfather, who cultivated Razza77 in Tornaco in the 1950s, led him to become a commercial agent and a cereal broker from the 1980s. The beginning of the project allowed him to honour his grandfather’s memory. To help him in this beautiful story two friends and rice producers joined the venture:
Fabrizio Rizzotti, at the head of the rice farm Riso Rizzotti of Cascina Fornace, carries on with great commitment and dedication the Razza77 project, encouraged not only by the desire to continue an ancient tradition but also by an authentic passion for this product and for the territory.
Silvio Nai Oleari is the owner of the Azienda Agricola Nai Oleari of Tornaco, a family-run company founded around the fifties and now the third generation of rice producers. Nai Oleari is today at the head of a “rice family” that operates throughout the territory of the Bassa Novarese.
At this very moment, after decades of oblivion, the Razza77 has finally returned to the table of those who retained its memory.