THE PASSION OF MAN YIELDS AUTHENTICITY
The Pederzana Estate cultivates a clone of Lambrusco Grasparossa that is to be found nowhere else in the world: this clone produces Lambrusco Grasparossa di Castelvetro D.O.C. wines with a long history behind them. Everything began just after the Second World War, when Franco Simonini, an impassioned and enlightened vine-grower at Castelvetro, decided to intersect his destiny with that of a splendid farm in the zone. Together with his wife Margherita, he also started to cooperate very closely with the University of Bologna in a bid to identify the best clones of the noble variety that was prevalent in the area, Grasparossa di Castelvetro. After much experimentation, he succeeded in isolating a clone of Grasparossa which, many years later, his nephew Francesco Gibellini – who now runs the company together with his uncle Massimo – discovered to be unique among the range of clones registered with the Experimental Institute for Viticulture. Today Pederzana is a modern yet traditional estate that is perfectly integrated within its natural and geographic setting. The rest of its history is waiting to be discovered in every bottle it produces.