With great passion for wine world, Silvano Piacentini founds two production activities, property of Piacentini Family: Gemma in Serralunga d’Alba and Silvano Piacentini in Verona.
In 1978 Silvano Piacentini, after his long experience in the worldwide quality wine distribution, decides to found a new production reality in Serralunga d’Alba, an area considered one of the most authentic sanctuary of “Barolo”, in the heart of Langhe hills. The activity starts in an old building, property of Opera Pia Barolo of Marchesi Falletti, in the historic center of the village.
In 2012 Gemma expands with a new modern winery, not far from the first building. The new winery is realized following the sustainability principles, thanks to which it obtains the ISO/14064 certification for zero CO2 emissions in the production process, from the vineyard to the bottle.
Nowadays Gemma is property of Famiglia Piacentini and Luigi, Silvano’s son, manages the activity following the commercial and production areas, with a continuous look at the winemaking process. As professional Sommelier, he can contribute bringing suggestions to improve the quality in cooperation with the winemaker.
Gemma’s goal is the respect of the grapes’ variety and their territory, both for the environmental well-being and for the possibility, in this way, to enhance the vine, seeking the maximum elegance in the final products.
The vineyards of Gemma extend for 26 hectares in different communes of Langhe, such as: Alba, La Morra, Monforte d’Alba, Roddi, Roddino, Serralunga d’Alba, Sinio.
Here all the Gemma wines originate, products which find their best expression in the perfect matching with food: in this occasion it is possible to catch the extraordinary balance that Gemma develops in its wines.
Tasty dishes, red meat, grilled meat and brasato emphasize red wines, while for whites aperitif, fish and white meat emphasize their characteristics. Moscato is perfect as aperitif with the dessert or finish a meal.
A great worker, decisionist, Silvano Piacentini is a real oenological Bible. First professional Sommelier in Verona and one of the protagonists of the first Vinitaly, he is able to recognize in a moment this or that “nectar”, a name with which he confidentially calls the wine, sometimes without even tasting it, but limiting himself to inhaling the precious and revealing essences.
In 1961, when he was just over 20 years old, he immediately starts working in the wine sector.
His big experience in the world of selection, import, distribution and production of quality wines and spirits, together with his great knowledge of the home territory, lead him in 2015 to the decision to create his own production, from the best vineyards in Verona: “Silvano Piacentini” wines.
Today the production of Silvano Piacentini includes the great classics of Valpolicella Amarone, Amarone Riserva, Valpolicella Superiore Ripasso, Valpolicella Classico, to which have been added Soave Classico, an innovative and intriguing Rosé and a new Lugana.