L’Azienda Agricola Fontanassa
L’Azienda Agricola Fontanassa is located in Rovereto di Gavi, in the historic area of Gavi D.O.C.G., a wine made from the Cortese grape. Built in 17th century originally as a monastery, the estate has been in the Gemme family since 1921. Under the management of Marco and Roberto Gemme in collaboration with enologist Gaspare Buscemi the first 10,000 bottles were produced in 1988.
The estate has an area of 48 contiguous hectares, of which 23 are vineyards, that surround La Cascina Fontanassa. The soil is poor, rocky, with clay and sand rich in iron. The training system of the vine is guyot with a density per hectare of 4500 vines. The production is around 70-90 q/Ha. No synthetic fertilizers or pesticides are used in the vineyards.