Azienda Agricola Francesco Brigatti

The history of Brigatti’s estate began in the early 1900s when Alessandro Brigatti, Francesco’s grandfather, the current proprietor, started to plant some vines to complement the cultivation of cereals.

The great passion for wine was the driver that fostered Alessandro to start searching for a suitable plot of land to plant his own vineyard. During his quest he came across a gently rolling hill, exposed to the south and with a soil rich in clay.

“Love at first sight” that’s what it was! He definitely showed a keen eye as that spot is one of the best hills in the area, also known as MötZiflon .

In such an idyllic place, Alessandro began to cultivate Nebbiolo, Vespolina and Uva Rara, undeniably the three most representative red grape varietals of the Colline Novaresi, the hills in the Novara province where those grapes are blended to make Mötziflon, the wine named after the vineyard.
Back then, Mötziflon used to be sold in the neighbouring towns and carried in small wooden casks of seven “brente” capacity (“Brenta” is an ancient unit of measurement equating to 50 litres).

And there was born the Mötziflon, Brigatti’s flagship wine to date whose name literally means “Robin hill”.

Driven by a strong passion for viticulture, Luciano, Alessandro’s son, gets at the helm of the estate at the end of the 50’s, leaving his job as accountant and investing every penny in the vineyard and the winery.

From there, he expanded the vineyards, changed the vine training systems and introduced the innovative practice of green harvesting to select grapes and increase quality. Luciano also developed techniques to age and bottling wine.

Since 1995 the Brigatti’s estate is run by Francesco, Luciano’s son, with a qualification as oenologist and agronomist. He has chosen to strictly maintain a family-run sized business so as to continue to pursue high quality standards.

Today Francesco Brigatti is proprietor of 15 acres of vineyard to which he applies the Integrated Pest Management criteria as a key part of his vision of a sustainable agriculture.
Today the overall annual production stands at 30,000 bottles.


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