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Ponte in Valtellina,
Valtellina, Lombardia, Italy

About the producer

Dirupi emerges as the brainchild of Davide Fasolini and Pierpaolo Di Franco, two of Italy's most dynamic and gifted young winemakers. Situated in the Valtellina region of Lombardy, just south of the Swiss border, their passion for winemaking is palpable in every bottle. Davide and Pierpaolo share a unique bond that traces back to their childhood, where they played basketball together during their formative years. Fate brought them back together at university, where they pursued their shared passion for winemaking. Despite facing financial constraints and lacking family vineyards, their unwavering determination and belief in the untapped potential of Valtellina fueled their ambition. With sheer determination, they pooled their resources, scraped together enough funds to lease a few vineyards, and set out to realize their shared dream.

In the Vineyard

Organic biodynamic practices

Certified Organic

Total area under vine

7 hectares, split into 18 plots

Location of vineyards

Grumello and Inferno

Soil details

Combination of sand, silt and clay

In the Cellar

Fermentation practices

Fermentation and aging in stainless steel and a combination of steel and neutral French oak barrels (225L, 500L, 20HL and 35HL)

Yeast utilized

Organic yeasts specifically selected from local surroundings

Filtration stabilization

Paper filters are used to filter all wines, no stabilization agents are used

Additional notes


Davide Fasolini & Pierpaolo di Franco

Winemaking style

Davide and Pierpaolo are dedicated to capturing the essence of their homeland, emphasizing the unique flavors and body profiles that stem from fruit sourced from plots at varying elevations.

Wines produced

Rosso di Valtellina 'Ole', Valtellina Superiore, Valtellina Superiore Grumello ‘GESS’, Valtellina Superiore Inferno ‘GUAST’, Valtellina Riserva Dossi Salati, Valtellina Sforzato 'Vino Sbagliato'

Total production

Depending on the vintage, roughly 35,000 bottles