If we talk about Oltrepò Pavese, a land of well-known sparkling wine tradition, it is impossible not to mention the Ballabio winery, founded over a century ago, in 1905 to be exact, by Angelo Ballabio. The latter immediately embarked on a virtuous viticultural path that aimed to cultivate the best grapes in order to produce excellent wines while respecting nature.
With 100,000 bottles produced per year, the Casteggio-based company is currently owned by Filippo Nevelli and his son Mattia, who, after equipping the cellar with the most modern technologies, have decidedly embarked on the path of sparkling wine production, in order to transform the company into an undisputed point of reference for what concerns the production of Blanc de Noirs bubbles.
Ballabio is increasingly in line with the principles of sustainable viticulture, deepening the study of biodiversity and preserving the originality of each plot. With the awareness that great labels can only be born from the earth and from scrupulous care of the vineyards.
Only thanks to fifty years of knowledge of the company's wine-growing heritage has it been possible to perfectly regulate plant nutrition, soil tillage, pruning and vine vegetation, limiting all types of intervention in the vineyard and in the cellar.
Over the years, the best Pinot Noir vineyards have been identified, with their calcareous location, which best express the characteristics of the land and the vine. The only labels produced by the Ballabio company are therefore the sparkling ones, which enjoy elegance and structure, olfactory breadth and sharpness of taste.
The company has sealed the link between Pinot Nero and its place of choice, the Oltrepò Pavese, to become a luminous interpreter and upright guardian of this extraordinary variety.
Every bottle of "Farfalla", in fact, contains the pride of the Nevelli family, their love for the land, for their vineyards and the magic of a unique terroir.