In the northern Italian Alps, a patchwork of steeply terraced vineyards graces the northern side of the valley in Lombardy that stretches 25 miles east to west. The vineyards, all facing south, receive optimum sun exposure and are ideal for growing grapes. Winemaking here dates back to the first millennium and nowadays Valtellina is the only well-established and recognized wine region almost completely dedicated to growing and making Nebbiolo. In that valley, our history began in 1925 when Aldo Rainoldi started selling wine in Lombardy and in Switzerland. During the Sixties Giuseppe, Aldo’s son, started to export our wine all over the world especially in U.S.A., Canada, Japan and Europe. Giuseppe realized immediately that he had to extend the range of our products in order to meet the needs of increasingly cosmopolitan and international customers. At the end of the Nineties Aldo, Giuseppe’s nephew, after his graduation at University of Viticulture and Oenology of Turin, started supporting Giuseppe in managing the company and making wine.
Location of Vineyard
The Aldo Rainoldi winery is located in the suburb of Casacce, near Chiuro in Valtellina. Valtellina is a mountainous valley that stretches from East to West in Nothern Italy. It is the second largest Nebbiolo producing region in the world, and the third most terraced region. Valtellina Nebbiolo - locally called Chiavennasca - offers scented, highly elegant and ageable wines.
The production of top quality wine respecting our family tradition and the environment is our daily goal. Thanks to a new high-tech winemaking cellar, we can keep separated the different altitude vineyards in order to harvest grapes at the right ripeness that depends on the different altitude. Fine wines are guaranteed from strict rules of cleaning.