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Attilio Delsignore


At the end of the second world war, the Nervi Family are the owners of vineyards in Gattinara, and are dedicated to the production of wine.
Elsa Nervi marries Attilio Delsignore, he too producer of a wine then known as “Spanna”.
Their combined properties result in five hectares of luxuriant vineyards: Permolone, Lurghe, Sottomonte, Molsino, Villino.
The outcome is a tablewine of excellent quality, but Attilio is far-sighted and, in spite of the two families’ traditions, decides to work towards producing a vintage wine.
In 1960 he bottles wine under his own name and his ”Nervi-Delsignore” Spanna comes to life.
He then becomes a member of the Gattinara Vineyard Co-operative, protecting the Controlled Denomination of Origin (D.O.C.).
In 1973 Attilio wins a Gold Medal in the Stampa Sera “Concorso Vini Pregiati del Piemonte e della Valle d’Aosta” (Excellen Wines of Piedmont and Valle d’Aosta contest) with his 1967 Gattinara D.O.C..
After a decade of successful activity, health problems force him to abandon the production of wine but his attachment to his land and his persevering nature lead him to continue growing grapes in the vineyards which today belong to his descendants.
Today the Cantina Delsignore continues this exciting journey with the dedication and tenacity inherited from the founder, Attilio Delsignore.