A great passion for winemaking.
“Oenology has always been an important part of my life. At home, during my childhood I became familiar with the strong association existing between food and wine. They were magical moments that I shared with friends and relatives. They were occasions that I fully enjoyed, and precious moments of happiness that remain inside me.”
Over the years he has had an increasing desire to learn more about wine, to deepen his knowledge and to try new things. He began to study oenology and winemaking and to travel a lot to gain familiarity with and acquire a deeper knowledge of the land where wines are produced. From the Champagne district in France to certain parts of Sicily, he has visited splendid locations where, with old friends, every evening he has been able to meet agronomists, sommeliers, enthusiastic amateurs and people who love wine.
“After every trip my car looked like a mobile cellar; it was filled with so many cases of wine that reminded me of so many exciting moments.”
These journeys, during which he visited a lot of vineyards, endless tasting sessions, meetings with celebrities from the world of wine and so much work and study all led to a desire to create wines that would reflect his personal perceptions and ideals. The FRANCAE and UVA wines were the result of his experience.
A perfect combination of innovation and the ancient winemaking traditions comprised in the classical method.
“It’s all reflected in every glass of our sparkling wines.”