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Frecciarossa
Italy – 
Lombardy – 
Casteggio – 
(PV)

THE COMPANY

Frecciarossa has shared a bit of all of Italy’s history over the past hundred years: in fact, the company was founded in 1919 by Mario Odero, a Genoese man active in the cement and coal business, who had purchased the villa in Casteggio from Engineer Valsecchi, who had designed the Turin-Piacenza railroad in 1870 and had fallen in love with the hills of Oltrepò. Giorgio, Mario’s son, graduated in Agriculture in Milano, after a good professional training in France, started to run the family business making the wines known all over the world. The first bottles were put on market in 1924 and ten years later, in february 1934 these wines were already exported to USA, contributing to making Italian wines well known abroad. Margherita Odero joined her father after being graduated in Agronomy in 1963 (she was one of the very first women in Italy who gained this degree) and gave a turn to the winery in 2000, with the help of Giancarlo and Gianluca Scaglione. In 2011 Valeria Radici, Margherita’s daughter, joined her in Casteggio. Together they complete the relaunch of this longstanding winery of Oltrepò, certified organic since 2017 with the focus on working on the finess of Pinot Noir.

Italy - 

Lombardia

Oltrepò Pavese

At the point where the turbulence of the Piedmont hills to the east merges with the Lombard plain, it is difficult to find a hillside that looks as gentle as that of the hub of Lombard viticulture, the Oltrepò Pavese, that is, the part of the province of Pavia located across the Po River. Many of Italy's best pinot noirs and some pinot whites for sparkling wine production come from this area. The Oltrepò Pavese Rosso DOC includes two-thirds barbera muted by a number of local grapes, including bonarda (croatina) and uva rara.

Italy - 

Lombardia

Oltrepò Pavese

At the point where the turbulence of the Piedmont hills to the east merges with the Lombard plain, it is difficult to find a hillside that looks as gentle as that of the hub of Lombard viticulture, the Oltrepò Pavese, that is, the part of the province of Pavia located across the Po River. Many of Italy's best pinot noirs and some pinot whites for sparkling wine production come from this area. The Oltrepò Pavese Rosso DOC includes two-thirds barbera muted by a number of local grapes, including bonarda (croatina) and uva rara.