The immense passion Francesco Bellocchio felt for his hometown, Castellania, had driven him back to this picturesque village of Colli Tortonesi in the Piedmont region. The unfathomable love he felt for his accomplished grandfather, Fausto Coppi, had driven him to purchase a four-hectare plot in this locale in the year of 2003 with the dream of making wines that will be as peerless and unparallel in quality as the achievements of his grandfather. The fondness he shares with his grandparents has led him to name the cellar after his grandmother, Marina Coppi and his elegant Timorasso wine after his grandfather, Fausto. With the invaluable guidance of his grandmother, the support from his loving wife and his resolution to achieve the supremacy, Francesco has been able to deliver the world with the white and red wines of divine features and has acquired a noble position in the world of winemaking. The location of the vineyards, Gabetto and Montagnina, in the middle of the slope with an inclination of about 35 degrees has benefitted the ground with sheltered positions.
The vineyards enjoy a continental climate with noticeable differences in temperature throughout the year, minimum rainfall, cooling breezes from Adriatic Sea, and the fertile soil that is rich in Sant’Agata marls, bluish clay, sands and limestone. Along with the choicest varieties of dark-skinned grapes, known as Barbera, Nebbiolo, and Croatina, Francesco has also dedicated himself to the re-farming of autochthonous light-skinned grapes Favorita and Timorasso. Careful vigilance is offered by him and his wife on every step of the vinification, starting from the cultivation to the processing and bottling of the wines. Such diligence has allowed the refreshments made from this cellar to achieve supremacy in quality, rather than in quantity. The organic farming is followed here with complete absence of chemical substances, such as weed killers, and with cultivation of leguminous crops that enriches the soil with green fertilizers. Such perfection is reflected through the sublimity of the luscious and salubrious wines of this cellar gifting you with immense pleasures as your companions.