The Togni Rebaioli company is located in Erbanno, a town perched on the slopes of the western side of the valley. Here Enrico Togni in 2003 decides to recover the vineyards left to him by his grandfather (plants from the 1960s), a strong and counter-current gesture for a 25-year-old boy and for a valley increasingly characterized by an industrial DNA tout court (small medium large industries in steel field). It takes him 15 years to understand, experiment, develop his own sensitivity and decide how best to interpret the varieties in the vineyard: Merlot, Nebbiolo, Barbera, Marzemino and the very territorial Erbanno, which over time has proved to be the most suitable and resistant to the climate. Mountain wines, straight and direct. Like his character. I cheer in no uncertain terms. Without filters. He says what he thinks. And he follows his own ideas. Alone or accompanied, it doesn't matter. Enrico Togni is a charismatic figure, a true fighter and driver of a new enological breath in the Valley. He is credited with having brought wines unknown to many outside the local borders and with having proposed them in the most qualified natural wine fairs in Italy. As he has the courage to know how to read the territory and to dare (despite the few kilometers away from Franciacorta - burdened by much warmer temperatures - two of the next wines will be Barbera and Erbanno sparkling wines). He cultivates by hand only 5 hectares of which 3 are planted with vines on deep, sandy soils with little clay. Ideal soils for red berried grapes. Among the vineyards in alternate rows he sowed vegetables (potatoes), cereals (for the production of beer) and fruit trees. It raises ducks, sheep and bees, following the idea of a vital and balanced cosmos. Its vineyards stand out on the roofs of the houses in the town, whipped by the breeze, perched on terraces with dry stone walls. His efforts will increasingly focus on Barbera, Erbanno and Nebbiolo. Valle Camonica starts from here.
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