On February 7, 1996 the club of Buttafuoco Storico was born from the union of eleven young winemakers: Bruno Barbieri, Davide Brambilla, Giuseppe Calvi, Valter Calvi, Claudio Colombi, Ambrogio Fiamberti, Stefano Magrotti, Franco Pellegrini, Andrea Picchioni, Umberto Quaquarini, Paolo Greens.
Today the producers of Buttafuoco Storico are 14 and the intent is to collaborate in the research of historical characteristics, in the selection of the most suitable vineyards, in controlled production, in the promotion of the Buttafuoco wine.
An important challenge without unconsciousness, but with the conviction of being able to wage war on equal terms with the great Italian and international wines.
A completely new adventure for the Oltrepò: getting to have the traditional wine paradoxically new, conceived and created with unusual criteria for our cellars, where the safest parameter for the quality of the wine was always the ability to explode in a compact foam just to pour it. It is therefore difficult to think only of a still wine, still in its austerity, how difficult it is to convince oneself to produce less, to break down the redundant grapes, and how it is even more difficult to submit to the judgment of those who alone will have the right to judge the fullness compliance of the wine with the rules of the Club, to be able to present it as a worthy member in all respects.
On March 5, 1996 the statute is registered, which binds members to produce Buttafuoco according to strict internal regulations.
The adopted trademark is made up of an oval, re-enactment of the typical Oltrepò Pavese barrel, sustained by the writing and by the red ribbons of the two torrents, the Versa and the Scorpio, which delimit the historical production area; inside the silhouette of a sailing ship driven by burning sails, a memory that in the second half of the 1800s, the Austro-Hungarian Imperial Navy launched a ship called “Buttafuoco”.
Legend wants the name is the memory of a battle lost by a company of imperial sailors, led by an activity of ferrying on the river. A local wine called Buttafuoco was more successful than the fire of the battle in attracting a self the bold sailors, which, inside a large cellar, made slaughter of barrels and bottles.
I Vignaioli del Buttafuoco Storico
“I Vignaioli del Buttafuoco Storico” is the new Wine produced by the Consortium born from the union of Buttafuoco obtained from the historic vineyards.
In February 2015, after long studies, the various games of action to become “Buttafuoco Storico” are joined to give birth to the Buttafuoco DOC “I Vignaioli del Buttafuoco Storico”.
The Buttafuoco Storico wonderful fruit of an ancient labor that is repeated unaltered by generations of men burned by the Sun, accustomed to looking with grateful eyes to the earth and a suspicious eye to the sky. A challenge, an adventure, a reality in the heart of the Oltrepò. Buttafuoco Storico
THE HISTORIC VINEYARDS
In our Cellar, between ancient times and medieval walls, you can taste the Grande Rosso and all the products of the Buttafuoco Storico family.
The cellar hosts numerous cultural events linked to wine and is home to the Tourist Information Point of the Prima Collina.