It is the 11th century and the Incisa family settles in the Monferrato area of Piedmont, in the North of Italy. Fast forward another two centuries and monks lease land from the Incisa Estate to cultivate wines in an area of Rocchetta Tanaro called St. Emiliano.
Fast forward another six centuries and the Marchese Leopoldo Incisa della Rocchetta becomes an eminence in viticulture and wine making. He is particularly well known for having experimented for the first time in Piedmont with some Pinot Noir vines. Fast forward another century and the Marchese Mario Incisa della Rocchetta leaves Piedmont to settle with his new bride in Bolgheri, Tuscany. He brings with him the family knowledge and love of wines to create the great Sassicaia. In Piedmont, the historic Incisa Estate is now run by his brother Oddone and some of his sons.
Images Marchesi Incisa della Rocchetta