Tenuta di Aljano is located in the foothills of the Emilian Apennines in Iano di Scandiano in the province of Reggio Emilia, a few miles from Canossa Castle and the famous Rocca dei Boiardo fortress.
Founded in 1999, the company’s main goal is to make fine wines with the greatest respect for the environment and the wholesome nature of the end product. We run our vineyard with a special focus on growing native grape varieties, primarily Spergola: a highly prized white grape variety thanks to its characteristic citrusy aromas, notes of green apple and white flowers, and considerable acidity which makes it perfect for making sparkling wine either with the Martinotti method or the Metodo Classico (traditional method).
Another native grape variety is Lambrusco Montericco, a red grape which gets its name from the village of the same name on the hillside in the municipality of Albinea. Montericco grapes produce a wine with a fresh, fragrant aroma and hints of violet and forest fruits such as raspberry and wild strawberry. Other native varieties grown at the company include Lambrusco Barghi, Lambrusco Oliva and Sgavetta (red).
Our company only makes wine from grapes produced by its approximate 24 hectares of vineyards. This land is run using advanced integrated pest management and focuses on the use of exclusively natural products and techniques, free from any synthetic chemicals: controlling weeds only using mechanical mowing methods and no weed-killers, and fertilising only with organic fertilisers and no pesticides.