The origins of the farm are linked to the historical events of the second half of the 19th century in Piedmont with the gradual transformation towards the small, farmer owned property. The Torelli farm business began with the purchase of two farms in Bubbio by Gianfranco’s two great-grandfathers – Luigi Torelli and Cresta Giuseppe - who managed to realize their dream of becoming land owners. The history of the farm for more than 100 years has reinforced the family’s belief in the potential of this land – if treated with love and respect it can be reflected in the excellent characteristics of their wine. In 1987 Gianfranco, along with his parents Mario and Marisa, decided to cultivate vines organically, seeing it as the best way to maintain the ideals of their family ancestors.
From 3 hectares of vines planted on calcereous clay soils and averaging in age between 10-40 years, the grapes are hand harvested in September. The grapes undergoes 4-5 hours of maceration in stainless steel tank, followed by fermentation and then is filtered.
Dolcetto D'Asti, "Bricco Rocchetto"
From 2 hectares of vines planted on calcereous clay soils and averaging in age between 10-30 years, the grapes are hand-harvested in September and undergoes 12-14 days of maceration in stainless steel tanks with spontaneous fermentation.