La Valle Franciacorta
La Valle (bought by the family’s ancestors in long-ago 1890, as a notary deed of the time demonstrates) which has always been a vineyard. In 1990 Eugenio and Giulia Pezzola founded the winery known as La Valle exclusively for the production of prestigious Franciacorta sparkling wines and they dedicated it their father Giovanni and their uncle Innocenzo, who had always been particularly attached to this land. Each of the wines has been given a special name in Latin, such as Primum, Naturalis, Regium, and Zerum, reminiscent of the long-ago times when wine was the protagonist of incredible feasts. The historic wine-cellar, old and evocative, inside the characteristic family manor dating back to the 1400s is a quiet place of peace and tranquility where the prestigious and exclusive bottles of vintage and reserve wines rest and age; it has now also become a place for receiving visitors and organizing tastings, wine events, and guided tours of the winery. In 2010 La Valle completed work on their new wine cellar, a model of innovative modern technology, dedicated primarily to the winemaking process. In this way poetry and technique come together and the past and the future meet, each demonstrating its own charms, to create a work of art.
Lombardia (Lombardy) is a region situated in the north central of Italy. In the lowland the winters are frigid and the summers sultry. During autumn and winter there are dense and persistent fogs. In the hills the fogs are less frequent as well as the warm summers. In the mountain instead the climate is very rigid and milder on the lakes of prealps. The region is known particularly for its sparkling wines made in the Franciacorta and Oltrepò Pavese areas. Lombardy also produces still red, white and rosé wines made from a variety of local and international grapes including Nebbiolo wines in the Valtellina region, Trebbiano di Lugana white wines produced with the Chiaretto style rosé along the shores of Lake Garda.;