Ronco Calino

Ronco Calino

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It all started in 1996 when Paolo Radici an indutrialist from Bergamo, was seeking a quiet retreat somewhere in the nearby hillside while still playing a key role in the family business, Radici Partecipazioni, that he came across an unexpected opportunity in Franciacorta.

Just down the road from Erbuscothe old estate belonging to Arturo Benedetti Michelangeli was up for sale. The latter, a pianist from Brescia, considered one of the finest musical talents of the 1900′s.

The building is situated on a hillock overlooking a morainic landscape: and here it was, the vineyard kingdom, ten hectares, a unique cru. A coaxing image that rekindles his boyhood dream: to make wine and grow from being a fervent connoisseur to an actual wine producer.

Not too far away from the house the work started on the cellar, traditionally styled and in total keeping with the surroundings. The spacious basement rooms allow for vinification and fermentation with the best possible technological support while upstairs cozy wine tasting rooms were constructed.

Paolo Radici is aided by a remarkable team of experts: Leonardo Valenti, assisted by Pierluigi Donna, is both agronomist and oenologist for Ronco Calino; Lara Imberti commercial office manager while Alessandro Locatelli oversees vineyard and cellar.

The company philosophy is characterized by ongoing research for excellence.