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”.