The Picchioni Andrea Winery is a small plot of land, approximately seven hectares, located in the Solinga valley. The vineyards grow on a south-exposed steep sloping hillside, on sandy and pebbled soil. The endless summer days bless the grapes with all the energy they need for a full ripening: the vine struggles in the light and the heat for every single drop of water. Their adventure began in 1988 with the singling out of some old vineyards, which they thought were best fit for the production of high quality wines. The recovery of these vineyards has been difficult, but an exciting challenge for us. The cornerstones of their philosophy are the greatest respect for the grapes and the extreme care through all the phases of the winemaking process. But it is their unbounded passion which marks the handcraft of their wines, from the vineyards, which they grow using traditional, environment-friendly techniques, to the cellar. Their wines, obtained from small crops of selected grapes, are rich in body, natural colour components, glycerine and noble tannins, which become smoother and rounder with aging.
These results would have never been achieved without the help of Giuseppe Zatti, who began working with them in 1995.