Marco Triacca set about creating his winery in 2009, at Valgella – Tresenda di Teglio, at the heart of one of the famous vine-covered terraced hillsides of the Valtellina region in Lombardy, northern Italy.
In 2009 our wine-making adventure began with 1.5 hectares of vines, entirely of the Nebbiolo variety.
To date we have doubled our productive potential with 3.3 hectares of vines at our disposal. In addition to growing the Nebbiolo variety, we began growing Pignola valtellinese, an indigenous red-skinned variety, processed to produce a sparkling white wine. Our company operates the first vineyard in Valtellina to adopt the girapoggio planting pattern (in which all the vines in each row are on the same level and the rows lie parallel to the top of the hill), established in the early 80s, that enables partial mechanization of the vineyard's various phases, resulting in significant operational advantages. This solution has enabled us to develop our own unique and exclusive vine cultivation system, which, in turn provides the leaves of each plant the maximum exposure to the sun and, consequently, an improvement in the quality of the grapes.
A further innovative solution is the gradual introduction of "new posts in the shape of a treble clef", so we can adjust our cultivation system even better to the demands of the landscape and the terraces to achieve higher quality.
Therefore, our objectives are to constantly improve the quality of the grapes, to reduce operational costs, by means of gradually introducing a partially mechanized system and the development of a vine cultivation system that allows the foliage surface to enjoy maximum exposure to the sun. In addition to all this, we are constantly striving towards keeping the winemaking process state of the art in terms of new cellaring techniques.
Our company is associated with the Valtellina wine board, the Consorzio di Tutela Vini di Valtellina and CERVIM (Centre for Research, Environmental Sustainability and Advancement of Mountain Viticulture). Valtellina and vine cultivation in the mountains: this is how our dreams become reality.