Vignaioli Contra Soarda

Vignaioli Contra Soarda

Breganze, Bassano del Grappa, Veneto

Mirco & Marcello Gottardi

12ha. under vine
80,000 bottles produced per year
Organic viticulture

The Gottardi family have been settled in the volcanic hills of Breganze since 1904, formerly running a successful Osteria offering traditional Bassano cuisine. In 1999 the third generation of the family realised their dream of becoming vignaioli. Selling the restaurant and purcahasing 12 hectares of fallow land sitting on volcanic soils.
The next step was to excavate the main site. Creating the correct exposure for vines, while also building a cellar into the rock of the hillside. After two years of work, 50,000 vines were planted and organic viticulture could begin. The winery is modern but dedicated to old-fashioned winemaking techniques, with wines processed using gravity and pumps seldom used.


Soarda Vespaiolo 2018

Gently pressed. 6 months is stainless steel tank. Volcanic & Juicy!

Vignasilan 2015

Harvested the last from an altitude single vineyard. 6 months is stainless steel tank and 30 months in the bottle before release.

121BC Bianco 2015

Natural and spontaneously fermentation on its skin for 3 weeks without temperature control in stainless steel and un-toasted barrels (steam pressed). Bottled without SO2.


Gaggion 2017
Marzemino Nero

A Reevaluation of this old grape varietal which has been grown in the area since the 1600s.12 months in steel and 12 months in barrique and tonneaux.

Musso ‘Terra’ 2015
Marzemino Nero, Pinot Nero & Merlot
Available in Magnum: 2013, 2014 and 2015

A spontaneous fermentation in small steel, 15 days maceration.
48 months ageing in barriques (Merlot) and tonneaux (Pinot Noir & Marzemino)

Terre di Lava 2013

The Merlot goes through spontaneous fermentation in tini, a conic oak vat, 15 days maceration. The wine ages in French oak of different origins for 3 years and 1 year in the bottle

121BC Rosso 2014

1 week maceration, aged 8 months in barrique and 6 more months in the bottle. Bottled without SO2.

Musso ‘Serrafina’ Riserva 2008
Marzemino Nero, Pinot Nero & Merlot

10 years old reserve made with indigenous and international varieties, aged in barriques and tonneaux, a small part is bottled every year.