It all began with Carlo Brandolini, who in 1873 started the homonymous farm in San Damiano al Colle, in the eastern Oltrepò Pavese, one of the most suited areas to the cultivation of vitis vinifera.
The business is then carried on by his son Aristide and later by Costante, father of the current owner Alessio. Eventually, as a recent graduate, Alessio takes over the management of the company, full of ideas and enthusiasm.
«Growing up among the vineyards, in a family of vine growers – says Alessio Brandolini – pushed me to try to improve the work of who came first, beginning from my education: first I got a degree in Viticulture and Enology at the Faculty of Agriculture in Milan, in 2006, later, in 2008, I got a master degree in Viticulture and Enologic Science, at Inter University of Turin, Milan and Palermo, with a dissertation titled Models of Preference and Selection of the Consumer for the Wines from Oltrepò Pavese».
While attending university, Alessio had the opportunity to carry out various training experiences, such as the one in the Chianti Rufina area, with Professor Attilio Scienza, as well as some internships at some large Chianti Rufina companies (Castello del Trebbio, Ruffino, Frescobaldi, Antinori, Tenuta Bossi), in Piedmont (in Fontana Fredda) and in Oltrepò Pavese (at the Doria company); finally, again during his university studies, he made several study trips to Italy (Franciacorta, Valtellina, Valpolicella, Montalcino, Chianti Classico, Bolgheri) and to France (Burgundy and Bordeaux).
Today, in addition to managing the family farm – with which he has received numerous awards – Alessio also works as an oenologist.
The Alessio Brandolini Agricultural Company adheres to the FIVI – Italian Federation of Independent Winegrowers, a non-profit organization that is responsible for protecting and enhancing the figure, work, interests and technical-economic needs of the independent Italian winemaker.
The FIVI logo that is shown on our bottles indicates that we follow the entire supply chain on our own: we cultivate the vineyards, vinify our grapes, bottle and market our wines directly.