The premier wine in Giorgi’s lineup, Buttafuoco is ruby-black with aromas of chocolate raisins, nuts, cherry, and orange blossom. This intense, mouth watering wine will easily stand up to the richest dishes. The supple texture reflects the four years it spent aging in the bottle. It is made from 45% each Barbera and Croatina as well as 5% each Uva Rara & Vespolina. Croatina is a grape commonly grown in Oltrepò Pavese. In the Piedmont, it is frequently blended with Nebbiolo in the wines of Gattinara and Ghemme. It is a minor grape in the Amarone wines of Veneto. The Giorgi family began making wine in 1875, but it was not until 1970 that brothers Gianfranco and Antonio built a technologically advanced cellar in Canneto Pavese, a commune in southern Lombardy near the Piedmont border. Enologist Gianfranco and marketing expert Antonio expanded production & quality. A third cellar was built in the 1980s as the wines of Giorgi Cellars became distributed nationally and were found in Italy's best restaurants and shops. Antonio’s son, Fabiano, runs the operation today assisted by his sister, Eleonora, and his wife, Ileana.