Annibale Alziati starts his activity driven by the desire to get to the emotions experienced when he was a child and travelled across Italy with his father in search of peasent wines. The charm of the perfumes and the taste of the wine become an authentic passion that once grown-up he can finally cultivate.
The vineyards in Oltrepò
He buys small plots of land in Oltrepò up to the current 22 hectares located on the ridges of the hills at an altitude from 250 to 300 meters above sea level, a location known as the best of this area.
The production in Franciacorta
The desire to innovate leads him to extend production to Ome, in the heart of Franciacorta, prestigious area for sparkling wine production.
«Rovescala. Lovely village on the hill, overlooking a wide panorama. Here it is the area of Bonarda: here – for extraordinary elective affinities of climate, exposure and soil, specially in the municipality of Scazzolino – it becomes cru.»
Gaggiarone 2000 received the highest prize of Guida Oro by Luigi Veronelli
Gaggiarone 2003 has been included in the top hundred italian wines
by Il Golosario – Top Hundred 2006
Gaggiarone 2003 has been chosen for the dinner menu during the visit of His Holiness Pope Benedict XVI to Vigevano, on 21 April 2007
The winery received the award Collection of the Year 2018 for Lombardy by the Guide Wein-Plus
Gaggiarone Vigne Vecchie 2015 received the award Rosa d’Oro in the Guide Viniplus di Lombardia 2018 by Associazione Italiana Sommelier
Barbera San Francesco 2015 received the highest prize Quattro Rose Camune in the Guide Viniplus di Lombardia 2018 by Associazione Italiana Sommelier
Gaggiarone Vigne Vecchie 2013 received the excellence certificate in the Guide Vitae 2019 by Associazione Italiana Sommelier
Gaggiarone Vigne Vecchie 2013 received the highest prize Quattro Rose Camune in the Guide Viniplus di Lombardia 2019 by Associazione Italiana Sommelier
Gaggiarone Dintorni 2015 received the award Rosa d’Oro in the Guide Viniplus di Lombardia 2019 by Associazione Italiana Sommelier
Gaggiarone Dintorni 2015 received the highest prize Quattro Rose Camune in the Guide Viniplus di Lombardia 2019 by Associazione Italiana Sommelier
Annibale Alziati comes back to the traditional cultivation of the vineyards, fully respecting their potentialities, letting nature to make its course without artificial or invasive interventions.
The low natural yields due to the age of the vines, to the short pruning, the lack of fertilization, the spontaneous grassing, the respect for the harvesting as well as the processing times, and the vinification practices manually performed without solvents added and filtration ensure to obtain rustic wines, whose elegance is expressed by the ripeing process in cement tanks and by the aging in the bottle.
[…] such as to compete with some of the best French wines, if it came to the cru, to the subdivisions – in the same property- of the most fortunate blocks of cluster vine […], bunch for bunch, grape for grape…