Francesco Iandolo


Località Cà dell'Aglio, 15050 Brignano Frascata (Alessandria)


Francesco Iandolo

Year of Establishment




In 2018, Francesco Iandolo decided to change course after leaving behind a career as a mathematician in the world of finance.  Thanks to the shared commitment with his life partner Sogand Nobahar, a designer of Iranian origin mainly active in the Milanese scene, they began a new journey to re-establish a connection to nature and produce exceptional wine.  Step by step, the project took shape, gradually expanding to reach 6 hectares at an altitude of 350 meters above sea level in the municipality of Brignano-Frascata, in the province of Alessandria.

Day by day, the careful observation of the cycle of nature allows them to study how the soil transforms itself, only to regenerate and transform again, season after season.  Respect and passion for the land led them to adopt an organic model, attentive to environmental sustainability, and to cultivate a great indigenous grape of Piedmont, Timorasso which is used to produce the white wine Derthona.

Guided by a philosophy focused on respect for the land and minimalism in the cellar, where only steel is used, Francesco is committed to follow a production philosophy of limited intervention, to make their wines as unique as the conditions in which they were born. The vineyard, exposed to the southwest on calcareous-clayey soils, benefits from the influence of the nearby Mediterranean Sea and winds from the Apennine Mountains, creating the ideal conditions for the cultivation of Timorasso.

The vinification of Timorasso by Francesco is a process that reflects the estate’s commitment to preserving the authenticity and elegance of this native variety. The harvest takes place manually, with attention to selecting the best grapes, which are delicately transported to the cellar to undergo soft pressing. Fermentation takes place in stainless steel tanks at controlled temperature for a period of 10-12 days. After aging for a year in the tank on its own yeasts with weekly bâtonnage, bottling takes place for another year before release on the market.

Vineyard Info

Average annual production

7,000 bottles

Total vineyard extention

6 ha

Planted varietals and extension

Timorasso - 6 ha

Vine training system


Cultivation method in the vineyard

Grass left on the aisles between the vines

Type of viticulture

Practicing organic

Wines from this producer

Francesco Iandolo

Colli Tortonesi Timorasso Derthona

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