|Corte Pagliare is a small, family run, organic farm located in the Po river plains, outside of Mantova, near the beautiful, forsaken hamlet of Sabbioneta, a Reinassance gem.
The winery was started in 2001 by Mimma and her husband and has 3 hectares of vineyards on clay soil well suited for vine-growing, so much so that the Benedectine monks were already making wine in the area in the year 1000. The vines cultivated are different clones of Lambrusco such as Salamino and Sorbara, but the main focus is the Viadanese clone, indigenous of this part of Lombardia. It produces a wine of intense color and robust and rustic character. Its characteristics are enhanced by the fact that the Corte Pagliare wines ferment in the bottle without any added yeasts, rather than in charmat tanks, thus preserving intact all the varietals personality.
The total production is 15.000 bottles, divided amongst 4 wines.