The term ‘Colline Novaresi’ (literally, ‘Novara Hills’) refers to an area of hills famed for its wine-production. The area is situated in a river valley north-west of Novara, the Provincial capital, lying to the east of the River Sesia and west of the River Agogna.
Since pre-Roman times, these hills have been cultivated with numerous wine grape varieties, principally Nebbiolo, but also Vespolina and Autochthonous single grape variety as specified for our DOC wines. This area, with an altitude varying between 200 m and 400 m, was designated a D.O.C. area in 1994.
These grapes, when carefully vinified using both traditional methods and modern technology, result in the Torraccia del Piantavigna quality D.O.C. wines, as well as the already renowned Ghemme and Gattinara D.O.C.G. wines.