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Gianfranco Paltrinieri

Solco 2019 - Cantina Paltrinieri
Written by Piero Pardini


“It was 1926 when Achille Paltrinieri, my grandfather, an esteemed chemist and pharmacist, began producing the first bottles of Lambrusco di Sorbara.

Cantina Paltrinieri is a family-run winery that transforms and vinifies its 17-hectare grapes into Lambrusco di Sorbara DOC in the most suitable area for the production of this vine, ‘il Cristo’ di Sorbara, a very fertile strip of land in the low Modena, squeezed between the rivers Secchia and Panaro.

Since the 1960s, the company has been run and expanded by my parents, Gianfranco and Pierina and, since 1996, I have run it together with my wife Barbara.

In 1998, we were the first to bet on pure Sorbara, to the point of communicating it on a label.

The thing I love most is the opportunity to communicate and show the beauty of my work, whether it is as a welcome in the cellar or going around the world to tell the whole life behind it through a glass of wine. The real legacy we would like to leave to our children is the passion and gratitude for what is given to us every day”.

(Alberto Paltrinieri)

Ownership: Alberto Paltrinieri
Oenological management: Leonardo Conti, Attilio Pagli
Agronomic management: Stefano Dini
Viticulture: Integrated struggle
Vineyard hectares: 17
Bottles produced: 180,000
Direct sales: yes
Visits to the company: yes
Foundation year: 1926

Labels reviewed
Leclisse 2020
Radice Corona 2020

Cantina Paltrinieri
Via Cristo 49 Sorbara (Modena)
Phone +39 059 902047

About the author

Piero Pardini

Founder and editor of "The Wolf Post", Italian based International digital wine platform.
Freelance Journalist.
Wine critic and Sommelier.
He has also written about sports and technology for some specialized magazines.
Co-author of the authorized biography "Gianni Clerici - The writer, the poet the journalist", Le Lettere, Firenze.

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