Covering 826 hectares, mostly in the district of Rocca de’ Giorgi, the Giorgi di Vistarino estate has remained faithful to the farming traditions and to the style of the great estates of the nineteenth century. While the 180 hectares of vines — all listed in the official Albo della DOC Oltrepò Pavese — constitute the heart of our family’s work, we also have 200 hectares of woodland, 120 hectares of arable land, and 100 hectares destinated to become forestland. Our family’s dedication to the land and its values has led to the estate’s conserving both its landscape and animal life, this just seventy kilometers – 40 miles — from Milan.
Introduced to the Oltrepò Pavese at the end of the 19th century, the pinot nero grape has become synonymous with this area. Not only because of the 2,000 hectares here reserved for the burgundian variety, the largest in Italy, but also because the outcomes are consistently outstanding. More, within this area of excellence, Rocca de’Giorgi’s pinot nero wines, along with those of the Valle Scuropasso are considered among the best. Whether used to produce still reds, or sparkling whites, spumante, the pinot nero grape has always been given special attention at Rocca de’Giorgi in particular.
Indeed, such is the expertise developed over the years, that this most distinguished of international grapes is considered to be a local variety.