Oltrepò Pavese

South of the Po river, a place steeped in history and projected into the future

The Oltrepò Pavese is a hilly triangle of land embraced by Lombardy, Piedmont, Liguria, and Emilia-Romagna. A territory dedicated to the cultivation of vines and the culture of wine for centuries: a land of both cultural and gastronomic encounter and exchange. We are along the axis of the 45th parallel, the ideal latitude of the world’s great wines. The triangular shape of Oltrepò Pavese is reminiscent of a bunch of grapes as if to symbolize this vocation, especially for the elegance of Pinot Nero, which fully expresses its complex and distinct personality here.


The largest Pinot Nero vineyard in Italy, with a history stretching back more than a hundred years

Since the second half of the 19th century, the Oltrepò Pavese has been synonymous with Pinot Nero in Italy. With more than 3,000 hectares reserved for the cultivation of the noble French grape variety, it is the largest area planted with Pinot Nero in Italy and the third largest in Europe, after Champagne and Burgundy. The soil composition plays an essential role for each wine, as it is the purest expression of the territory from which it originates. The varied texture of the soil of Oltrepò, rich in marl, limestone, galestro, and chalk, offers many terroirs different from each other.


The terroir of San Giorgio: a journey from the soil to the glass

Santa Giuletta is located in the first hilly belt of the territory, an area made up of valleys that fan out over the Po Valley with steep slopes and thick ridges. The substratum of this area is mainly made up of limestone-clayey rocks with alternating sandstones and sands, alkaline pH, and good drainage. This composition makes our ‘panettone’ particularly suitable for the production of Pinot Nero vinified in red, making it possible to obtain wines with maximum varietal expression and a strong territorial identity.



The ideal climate for Pinot Nero production

The Oltrepadano landscape has a pre-Apennine orography and is characterized by alternating vineyards, arable land, and wooded areas, which are fundamental for preserving the territory’s rich biodiversity. The mild climate, with cold winters and warm, breezy summers with good temperature variations, favors optimal grapes ripening and preservation of the aromatic varietal profile. In addition, our ‘panettone’ is characterized by moderate rainfalls and constant ventilation that protect the natural health of the grapes, allowing us to reduce phytosanitary treatments to the bare minimum (only copper and sulfur allowed by the organic protocol).

The territory suited to a noble personality

The combination of these pedoclimatic factors thus allows us to have the suitable conditions for cultivating this such demanding and elegant vine variety. Phenolic ripening is optimal for obtaining greatly balanced and structured wines, with a marked mineral verve. A notoriously particular grape variety: delicate, very territorial, and multifaceted, capable of reaching very high-quality peaks only if carefully respected and interpreted by the hand of the winemaker. A variety that has found in  Oltrepò Pavese the ideal territory where it can best express its noble personality.


A crossroads of cultures, home to a family raised in Langa

Three siblings who grew up amidst hillsides planted with Nebbiolo vines and who are now taking on a new challenge, important as much as ambitious. A new home, a new project, with the same awareness and values as always.


A new family challenge

San Giorgio testifies very well to the spirit with which Francesco, Lorenzo, and Caterina have chosen to make the Oltrepò Pavese their new home. A place that bears the name of a valiant warrior, an example of courage and protection of one’s community.


A journey through the Oltrepò and the Langhe.

Contact us to visit our winery and discover our tasting experiences.

Request for a winery tour