“Wine is one of the most civilized things in the world and one of the most natural things of the world that has been brought to the greatest perfection, and offers a greater range for enjoyment and appreciation than, possibly, any other purely sensory thing.”- Ernest Hemingway.

The taste of elegance in three different expressions of the Nizza appellation from the Amistà winery in Nizza Monferrato: Amistà Nizza DOCG, Amistà Nizza DOCG Riserva and Amistà Vermouth DOCG, that celebrates terroir, biodiversity and the best of Piedmontese craftsmanship. All of the wine that Amistà produces is Nizza DOCG. And the wines are made from vineyards that are more than 30 and 50 years old. In some cases, the vines are more than 90 years old. Nizza is widely considered to be the greatest expression of the Barbera grape. Amistà wines are produced in small amounts and every bottle is numbered. They are made using grapes from vineyards in the Bricco di Nizza cru.

“We don’t use deadlines at Amistà”, says Luca D’Attoma, the world-famous enologist who works as consultant with Amistà, “we have just one goal: to create the best wine possible. Throughout the vinification and aging process, we aim to maintain the natural character of the grapes — their elegance and their balance. Bottle aging also takes longer than the minimum required by the appellation. Our Nizza is aged six months longer than required and our Nizza Riserva is aged 12 months longer than required before they are released.”

A special tribute is paid to the noble Piedmontese tradition with Amistà Nizza Vermouth, crafted  with 100 percent Nizza wine. The decision to use Nizza as the base wine is a homage to the early pioneers of great vermouth. Vermouth first began to appear in Turin toward the end of the 18-th century. Its recipe can trace its roots back to the aromatized wines that the ancient Romans made. In antiquity it was highly coveted for its medicinal properties. But in Turin, it would become a symbol of conviviaoity. It was served at the Court of Savoy. And it was offered to guest in the best salons. It was consumed regularly during the “Vermouth Hour” at countless venues that dotted the Turin cityscape during the 19-th century. The great 19-th century Italian writer Edmondo De Amicis mentions vermouth in his book Le tre capitali (The Three Capitals: Turin-Florence-Rome) in 1897. By the end of that century, there were myriad producers of vermouth that sprang up along the railroad tracks that led to the port city of Genoa where it was shipped to more 150 countries. Along the way, it became the most famous aromatized wine in the world.

Langhe is a land of gentle sinuous slopes set against the steep and rugged hills, where vineyards have been worked for centuries. This combination creates a landscape of haunting beauty that became  the UNESCO World Heritage Site.
It is Langhe’s beauty and ruggedness which gave birth to one of the noblest art forms: the transformation of the cluster into wine. The wines of the Langhe are prestigious in Italy and famous around the world: Barolo and Barbaresco, Barbera and Dolcetto, Moscato and Arneis. Even from the first years of production, Salvano paid great attention to its selection of grapes.

The company owns vineyards in Ricca, Roddino, Barbaresco, Treiso, Serralunga, Monforte, in Roero and in Diano d’Alba (the historic land of the first seat of the cellar). The vineyards are treated and processed by farmers, according to tradition, in order to preserve the different features of every land. Earth and microclimate are the two elements for a perfect and unique grape. Salvano lets its grapes grow in these different vineyards where the soils of particular flavors and aromas produce unique grapes. These grapes are further tempered by the microclimate of each vineyard. Distinct seasons, ideal temperatures both day and night, enhance the aromas and the presence of tannins to characterize each wine’s structure. These two elements transform the grapes into Salvano’s exclusive wines.

The origins of the Salvano cellars date back to shortly after the mid-20th century. At that time viticulture was not the only activity of the farm and in fact they cultivated wheat, potatoes and hazelnuts. However, it is possible to establish in the 1960s the beginning of the transformation of grapes into wine suitable for sale and trade. Angelo Salvano begins the production of wines in the “Grillo” farmhouse among the vineyards of Diano d’Alba, in the heart of the Langhe.

Its products, the result of hard work in the vineyards and dedication to a hard and rich land at the same time, begin to be known by many. Immediately after the war, the iron will of his son Saverio allowed him to expand the cellar and move to Valle Talloria. From here begins the bottling of the wine, previously only sold and distributed in small barrels and demijohns. The name Salvano becomes synonymous with quality wines, finding success throughout the North of Italy.

The farm Gli Archi is located in fabulous Tuscany, among the rolling hills of Poggio alla Farnia, in the municipality of Fauglia, a historic village in the province of Pisa, rich in nature and charm, a land of great agrarian interest since ancient times and still maintaining this characteristic. Beautiful woods and ancient villas frame this medieval village, an area marked by the itinerary of the Wine Route of the Pisan Hills.

A territory that spreads over 15 hectares of nature, with a great variety of flora and fauna, Gli Archi is the place where you can spend your vacations immersed in nature and where you can taste the wines and olive oil of internal production, evidence of the authenticity of these lands.

The family-run organic farm, with its highly esteemed members-horses of the Comtois breed, which help carry out a project to enhance the land with less soil compaction and better fertility. Gli Archi has been producing red and white wines for years, the result of the passion and experience that, combined with the unique characteristics of the Tuscan soil, allows the winery to produce wines of excellent quality.