Our names are Elisa and Silvia Piaggi, but you can call us ‘Lefiole’, which is an affectionate way of saying ‘girls’ in our local dialect. We grew up in Montalto Pavese and even though we now live elsewhere, it’s amongst these hills that we feel most at home. This connection inspired us to do something to pay homage to our home land, to its traditions and rich history, to these hills and their timeless beauty.
We have created two wines from the grapes that Dad continues to grow and pick, season after season, in our 12 hectares of vineyards. They’re a Pinot Grigio and a Pinot Nero: Elivià and Alené, names that are the combination of our two names and those of our parents, Angela and Enzo. We were supported by wine expert Guido Beltrami, who we asked to help marry the experience of the past with today’s most modern production techniques to obtain wines that best reflect our unique land and our own personalities.