We explore the great regions of Italy to discover unique wines & spirits
Our Wineries and Distillers
Francoli USA visits hundreds of locations to taste regional cuisines and perfectly paired wines. We meet wonderfully passionate people who teach us the magic of aperitivo and digestivo, a tradition that makes delicious dining events memorable from start to finish.
A Zero Impact Distillery: Luigi Francoli Grappa is made at the first zero impact distillery. The heat sources used in the distillation process are obtained from combustion plant fuels that provide a neutral budge of carbon dioxide. Any carbon dioxide emissions due to the company’s business activities are compensated by reforestation. The carbon dioxide absorbed by the growing trees makes up for the amount emitted by the company.
In 1990 and 1997, Gattinara and Ghemme were granted D.O.C.G. status, an honor attributed to only a limited number of the most prestigious wine-growing areas of Italy. Today a new generation of wine makers are helping the wines conquer the world.
Bottle Images, Descriptions, Tasting Notes and Accolades.
Statistics about wine and grape production in Italy.
Wine Producing Country
Italian Wine History Age
Cases exported across the world (millions)
% of IGP (“Protected Geographical Information”)
Reviews, Accolades, and Press
With ‘violets and cherry aromas dominating, followed by very earthy and meaty notes with a touch of pungent spice’, Mario Tomekovic of Smiths of Smithfield found ‘firm tannins but an enjoyable palate, with fruitiness and balsamic flavours giving complexity, leading to a long aftertaste’, and thought it would be ‘great to accompany main dishes’.
Sommelier Wine Awards
Torraccia del Piantavigna, Gattinara, 2013, Piedmont , Italy
Presidente di Francoli USA Inc, Nicola Angiuli si occupa di vini da sempre. In quest'intervista racconta la sua collaborazione con cantine Spinelli. President of Francoli USA Inc, Nicola Angiuli talks about his collaboration with Spinelli wineries.