The project to produce a sparkling wine with the classic method of fermentation in bottles with local grapes was born a long time ago. After many years of research and studies together with a great passion for the “bollicina” (i.e. small bubble), the project reached its peak not only with the production of the first local classic method wine but also with the marvelous opportunity to let the yeasts ferment inside the caves of Toirano (SV). These winding and fascinating caves are one of the most beautiful places in Italy.
They were the perfect cellar and “bàsura” is the witch that gives name to one of the most charming halls inside the caves. Our bottles lie just a few steps away from the remains of the cave bear and the prehistoric man both from 12000 years ago. They stayed in the constant darkness, silence, cold and humidity of the cave.
This is how in June 2011 with the first transfer of the bottles, which we brought inside of the caves one by one with our own hands, a splendid synergy between wine, history and culture was born, enthusiastically supported by the Superintendence of the archaeological sites of Liguria and the municipality of Toirano… a synergy suitable to improve this part of the hinterland of Western Liguria as unique in its beauty as in its harshness.