Two very different wineries, but both managed respecting the tradition
San Silvestro in Novello and the Azienda Agricola Costa di Bussia – Tenuta Arnulfo in Monforte d’Alba: they are two different but complementary wineries that represent the dream of Paolo and Guido Sartirano which come true.
San Silvestro is the family winery since 1871, now located in Novello on the shores of the small Ghercina lake. This modern facility is partially undergroung and the technologies used grant high quality standard. The total surface is 5000 square meters and include an internal lab for the quality control, 20’000 hectoliters storage capacity, a wooden-refining room, a bottle-storage room, a bottling machinery that can be settled at the maximum speed of 4000 bottles/hour, a warehouse that can store 1200 pallets of wine, temperature and humidity control systems, a nice show room, a tasting room and a meeting room. San Silvestro also produces certified biological wines.
Since November 2013, San Silvestro is certified by BRC Global Standard, a quality and secutiry control already used by more than 20’000 companies in 90 countries all over the world. The BRC standard means quality, production and security standards that grant to the final consumer an high quality product.
2016 control: passed with “A”.
Costa di Bussia
Costa di Bussia estate became part of Sartirano group on June 26 in 1988. Paolo Sartirano bought this jewel located on the famouse hill Bussia, in Monforte d’Alba.
Founded in 1874 by Luigi Arnulfo, Costa di Bussia has a unique history, it is a little and independent winery with 11 hectares of vineyards in one piece. The wines are produced only using the grapes cultivated, vinificated, refined in the wooden barrels, bottled and packed in the estate. The avarage annual production counts 80’000 bottles.
During the renovation works, Sartirano found letters and documents Luigi Arnulfo received at his time. He was a “Pioneer of the Barolo wine” and his biggest result was shipping his Barolo to United States, to Great Britain and to other European countries in 1890. He created a label for its Barolo vintage 1883 on which he had already written the production area, copying the French “Crus” system: Regione Bussia, Monforte d’Alba, already a symbol for quality wines.