Limited Quantity= Higher Exclusivity
The idea to base this consultancy business only on Nebbiolo and rare grape varieties goes along with the concept of prestige and reflects the objectively limited production of wine that these grapes growers inevitably make available on the market.
Nebbiolo, in particular, covers a mere 1% of the total vine-cultivated area in Italy, a country that stands out world-wide for being home to the highest number of native varietals. Such number is growing steadily as other atypical indigenous vines (namely those grown on very small surfaces, often difficult to tend, but with very specific own peculiarities) are acknowledged and endorsed every year.
NOTE: In Italy, the certified native vines are just under 600 and about another 500 are still being genetically identified, because most of the time they are easily confused with other varieties.
(Source: Native Italian Grapes of Italy – Ian D’Agata)
In several European and overseas countries there is growing interest in these vines because of their uncommon organoleptic characteristics.
This is a key objective that allows wine buyers to offer a truly unique range of wines to the modern, ever-attentive and increasingly-aware consumer.
These wines are becoming much sought-after as they reflect soul and history of the regions they come from and, believe it or not, the ability to tell a story is often acknowledged by today’s most refined imbibers and influencers as being more attractive than the wine itself.