The Ferrando family has produced and traded wine for five generations.
Ferrando Vini was founded in 1890 by Giuseppe Ferrando, who moved to Ivrea from Acqui to introduce the wines of Piedmont into the neighbouring region of Valle d’Aosta. Giuseppe’s son Luigi then expanded and developed the winemaking business.
In 1957, Giuseppe Ferrando junior, the founder’s grandson, began production of one of the rarest wines obtained from the Nebbiolo variety: Carema, named after a small town in northern Piedmont, on the border with Valle d’Aosta. Here, in 1964, the Ferrando family built cellars for the production and ageing of this unique “mountain Barolo” (D.O.C. since 1967).
In the early Eighties, Giuseppe’s son Luigi took over the company, which is currently owned by his son Roberto. The company’s creativity and inventiveness have been faithfully passed on through the generations, along with a steady commitment to quality.
Besides Carema, Ferrando’s flagship wine, production has expanded over the years to include the whole range of Canavese wines: Erbaluce di Caluso, Caluso Passito, Spumante metodo classico, Canavese rosso, Canavese bianco, Solativo Vendemmia Tardiva (late harvest). Thanks particularly to their modern, rational production of Solativo, a unique wine made from Erbaluce grapes harvested in December, the Ferrando family has helped raise Erbaluce to rank among the best Italian white wines.
Brilliant, intense straw-yellow, with vegetal notes of fresh fruit, green apple, and even herbs. The palate is refreshing, full-bodied and well-balanced.
A special selection of the best Erbaluce grapes yields a dry white wine with a brilliant, dense straw-yellow robe. Grapes are harvested at the beginning of October, soft pressed and then fermented in temperature-controlled stainless steel vats. The wine is then bottle aged before being placed on the market.