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Paolo Basso Wine Sagl Inh. Paolo Basso

Corso Pestalozzi, Palazzo Ransila 2, 6901 Lugano

Telephone +41 91 92208-10
Fax +41 91 92208-11

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ProWein 2017 hall map (Hall 12): stand B29

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Our range of products

Product categories

  • 01  Wines (according to cultivable areas)
  • 01.01  Europe
  • 01.01.20  Switzerland
  •  Tessin

Our products

Product category: Tessin

Il Rosso di Chiara

Produced by selecting the best Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon and Cabernet Franc grapes.

“My experience is encapsulated in this elegant wine with a bold personality and aroma that will be accentuated when combined with fine food. The varieties are blended as follow: 80% Merlot, 10% Cabernet Sauvignon and 10% Cabernet Franc”.

It is available in different size bottles: 75 cl, 150 cl and 300 cl.

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Product category: Tessin

Il Bianco di Chiara

Produced from Merlot grapes made into white wine with great care.

This method for making wine is a specialty of Canton Ticino and is used in only very few places in the world. Ageing takes place in high-quality French wooden casks giving it a complexity and elegance that will be enhanced when combined with fish dishes. This wine is made from 100% Merlot grapes.

It is available in 75 cl. Bottles.

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Product category: Tessin

Champagne Duval-Leroy Cuvée Paolo Basso

The Paolo Basso experience developed by tasting many thousands of different Champagnes is encapsulated in this exceptional cuvée. By marrying Pinot Noir, Chardonnay and Pinot Meunier, the Paolo Basso Ducal-Leroy vintage champagne has a distinct personality. Ideal for pre-dinner drinks, it will also enhance refined cusine dishes.

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About us

Company details


Paolo Basso, one of the most refined palates in the world, has excelled in the world of fine food and rare wines for over twenty years and acquired an extraordinary range of professional experience of activities, partnerships and international awards.

He has won several awards starting from the most prestigious World’s Best Sommelier awarded by the “Association de la Sommelerie Internationale” in 2013. He has also received a long list of other major awards: Best European Sommelier in 2010, Second Best ASI World Sommelier in 3 consecutive years (2010, 2007 and 2000). His “international career” was launched in 1997 when he was crowned Best Swiss Sommelier.

Born in 1966, he has dual – Italian and Swiss – nationality and is originally from the Varese area. He has worked in various restaurants with one or more Michelin stars in both Switzerland and abroad and has become a specialist in rare and collectors’ wines.

He has also been a member of the jury for renowned international wine competitions such as the Decanter World Wine Award, the Mundial du Pinot Noir, the Mundial du Merlot, the Swiss Wine Guide. Furthermore, he is a professor at the prestigious Swiss Changins Wine School and the Hotel Management School (Ecole Hôtelière) in Lausanne, Switzerland, and the Worldsom Sommelier Academy in Bordeaux, France. He has been Guest Speaker at many workshops on wine as well as fine food events all over the world.

He is a wine trader and consultant through his company Paolo Basso Wine in Lugano (Switzerland) as well as a wine producer. His first own label red wine was dedicated to his daughter, “Il Rosso di Chiara”.

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