In 1979, John and Harry Mariani, owners of the U.S. importer, Banfi Vintners, acquired a mid-19th century winery, known as Bruzzone, revitalized it and renamed the facility Vigne Regali. Here, with the same detailed care as a century ago, our skilled winemakers produce L’Ardì Dolcetto d’Acqui D.O.C., a ruby-red still wine, and two exceptional sparkling wines: Banfi Brut Metodo Tradizionale Classico, and “Rosa Regale” Brachetto d’Acqui D.O.C.G., from the La Rosa single vineyard. The rare Brachetto, a semi-dry, red sparkling wine cherished by the Courts of Europe two centuries ago, owes its reincarnation to Banfi.
Just a few kilometers from Strevi lies the Principessa Gavia Gavi estate established by the Mariani family around the same time as Vigne Regali (known today as Banfi Piemonte). This single vineyard is dedicated exclusively to the cultivation of the Cortese di Gavi grape, the sole white grape used to make the prized still wine Principessa Gavia.
Tasting Notes: Brilliant straw yellow color. The aroma is aromatic with typical Moscato scents, such as sage and Acacia, In the mouth it spreads a sweet and round taste, reminiscent of honey, leaving on the finish pleasant sensations of raisins.
Grape Variety: 100% Moscato
Alcohol percentage: 5%