Based in Montà d’Alba the Pelassa Winery owns vineyards in the Roero Area and in Verduno – Barolo Area. Thanks to consistency in choices, commitment to the job and love and care for details, the Pelassa family captured not only the home market, but also the foreign one, being on the wine list of the best restaurants in Europe, America and Asia.
Mario founded the Pelassa winery in 1960, after he had finished his military service. He was able to find a consistent group of customers in Northern Italy. Now he devotes all his time and passion to work in the vineyards.
Maria Teresa, familiarly called Teresina, has always supported Mario and now she continues to help Davide and Daniele in the vineyards, in the cellar and with the customers: she is “simply indispensable”. As they say in Italy, “la mamma è sempre la mamma” (“our mum will always be our mum”).
The scrupulous job of selection and clonal planning in the new plants and the investments in the winery enhance the quality of their grapes and help them reach their main goal: producing wines with a full correspondence wine-vineyard-terroir.
The grapes, harvested by hand are softly pressed and picked from the bunch before fermentation begins at controlled temperature. After the harvest red wines carry out malolactic fermentation and then are stored in wine casks made of wood or steel. White wines are bottled in spring and red wines are bottled in summer.
In the last years the firm has concentrated mainly on the cultivation of the three varieties which are the most suitable to the typical soil of the area: Arneis, Nebbiolo and Barbera.
Ruby red with violet shades with a persistent perlage. The bouquet remind strawberries, raspberries and blackberries. It is sweet, aromatic with a nice, acid length.