“Simplicity, Honesty, and Cleanliness.” That was the motto of Alfredo Bertolani. In 1920, the grape broker began building his winery in Scandiano, Italy, northeast of Bologna.
Val Tresinaro, with its rolling hills reaching down into the countryside, is where Alfredo Bertolani sources its best grapes. Ideal exposure of the vines to the sun, cooling breezes, seasonal temperatures, and soil composition all guarantee the best conditions for aromatic and richly colored grapes. The vineyards, at an elevation of 100 to 300 meters, feature dry, well-drained, post alluvium soils composed mainly of white clay and gravel.
In the 1980s, the winery increased production of Lambrusco, a grape that symbolizes the region. The members of this grape family all have similar characteristics, but each one has a distinct personality. Grasparossa, Salamino, Marani, Maestri are just some of the primary varieties.