Roberto Pizzini met Rosetta during the Second World War when Roberto was on convalescence leave. Once recovered Roberto, an elite Alpini Soldier went back to patrolling the Dolomiti Mountains where every now and again he would receive love letters from his beloved Rosetta.
The Edelweiss flower grows high up in the Dolomite Mountains where the Alpini were stationed to protect the border between Italy and Austria. Roberto picked one of these flowers and kept it with him until the war ended. Upon his return home he gave it to Rosetta. The Edelweiss flower became a symbol of the Alpini to honour their courage, bravery and love. Rosetta kept this gift for many years, it even made its way to Australia in 1956 when the young family left Italy to build a better life for themselves.
Like the tale of Rosetta Pizzini smuggling her beloved’s gift across the sea, the best stories are filled with great characters and complexity. The same can be said of our Pinot Grigio. Carefully selected from a multitude of vineyards, it spans the spectrum from crisp green apple to ripe yellow pear.
Savour today with anything enhanced by a flamboyant squeeze of lemon, a pinch of salt and a compelling story.
La Famiglia. Our wines are a family—each one their own character.