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LeViti, from the bunch to the glass

The LeViti farm  is a small entrepreneurial reality in the heart of the Piedmont’s Langhe, in Italy, an area renowned for the richness and quality  of its wines. The production features original choices, in harmony with the traditions and with nature, in order to offer  unique and intense wines.

Silvio Levi is the holder of the farm, attentive vine-grower and talented cellar manager, clever at expressing energy and complexity in all his labels.

 “I believe in the equilibrium between tradition and innovation. I am convinced that in order to obtain a quality wine, in the full respect of nature and health, we must  work especially in the vineyard, intervening the bare minimun in the cellar.

This, in my opinion, enhances the unique original peculiarities of the different vineyards, which then are reflected in the characteristics of the wines.” Silvio Levi

The LeViti wines

BRIOSEC ROSATO

The Briosec Rosato is made from the vinification of Brachetto grapes in pureness. The bright colour and the good alcoholic content give it a great personality, making it a rosé different from the usual ones. This wine, in fact, is created to enhance the  flavour of the Brachetto grapes, that are distinguished for  their  characteristic scent of roses and for the amazing harmony of delicate and intense aromas. The pleasantly cool and persistent taste makes it an excellent  companion for appetizers, fish and cheese.  Serve cold.

DOGLIANI DOCG – NEIRA

Intense scents and deep flavour make this Dogliani  the perfect synthesis of a historical and  valuable vine, the Dolcetto of Dogliani. The aroma features floral smells and fruity matched with the freshness of berries and ripe cherries.  The lingering taste of Neira, typically almond and deep, gives this wine an immediate and original agreeableness, perfect to accompany all the meal long.

DOGLIANI DOCG – CAVALLA

The Dogliani Cavalla is expression of the great tradition of the wines of everyday life in that area. Fresh, young and versatile, it accompanies all dishes due to its pleasant fruity scent.

DOGLIANI SUPERIOR DOCG – BRIC SUR PIAN

“This Dolcetto of Dogliani is different from the others in a quite substantial measure”. This way Luigi Veronelli in 1984 described the Bric sur Pian, underlining that “wine is the perfect image of the man who does it.” The Bric sur Pian is unique,  the original expression of a particularly lucky vineyard. It matures in barrels for over one year and it continues to evolve  in the bottle. The result is a full-bodied and harmonic wine, excellent with  red meats, game and seasoned cheeses.

BRIOSEC ROSSO

This wine continues  and reinterprets the ancient tradition of Langa  of making wines from Brachetto grapes to create a dry wine. The Briosec Rosso is made from   a late grape harvest, to extract and enhance from the already slightly withered clusters all the potential of this aromatic and extraordinary vine. The result is a wine with  important alcoholic gradation that gives intense floral notes, among which the red rose stands out. The pleasant contrast between aroma and taste suggests unusual combinations, such as seafood, spicy dishes  and even fruit.

BRICALET

Partially fermented must, produced exclusively from Brachetto grapes. Aromatic, slightly sparkling and  delicate flavour, served cold, between  6° and 8° – it is ideal for dessert but also with cheese. Produced with natural methods. Keep in a cool  place.

 

Awards

Roncola d’Oro

The company and his wines are the top rated 2015 edition of the fair ‘La Terra Trema’ of Milan, attended by over 200 small producers

Douja d’Or Prize

All the years in which the Bric sur Pian and the Cavalla took part in the Douja d’ Or contest , they have received the coveted award.

The Douja d’ Or is a national contest that awards the best wines of Italy.

Guide of  L’Espresso  ‘I Vini d’Italia’ 2012

The CAVALLA gets the highest score among all the Dolcettos of Dogliani.

The Bric sur Pian is tied with the noblest Doglianis.

La Cucina Italiana

The prestigious magazine ‘La Cucina Italiana’ has considered the Briosec Rosso  a wine of artists.

SILVO LEVI,  FROM THE DESK  TO  THE  VINEYARD

A story that begins in the city and continues in the Langhe area of Piedmont.  Indeed, a story that from Turin goes back to Dogliani, earth of precious fruits and of his great-grandfather.

Silvio Levi’s story is not yet written,  but past and present are clear concepts in his head. His head, exactly. Bright, intelligent, curious. A couple of examinations more and the doors of a diplomatic career, for him, would be wide open.

But the head of Silvio has told him something else. Drop everything and  go to the countryside. To Dogliani. To the vineyards of his great-grandfather Daniel Camillo Levi, who had assembled a large amount of land:  vineyards in  Barolo, farmhouses in Cherasco and along the river Tanaro, long rows of Dolcetto in Dogliani, Novello and who knows where else.

An inestimable patrimony. that in the heart of Silvio beats strong. But only in his heart, however. Because of lands and farms today nothing is left anymore… The friendship of his great-grandfather with Luigi Einaudi (second President of the Italian Republic and native of Dogliani)  yielded in fact the President  the transfer of ownership of  some vineyards.

The land reform of the 50’s did the rest. And what remains of original assets are thin old-fashioned  pages with ancient names  of the past and distant trades.

Right  now that someone in the family had decided to return to the earth. Patience. From his great-grandfather, Silvio should have inherited the grit and courage.

 The courage to give up a quiet job, behind a desk estimating works of art to sink in a hard and rough land.

Silvio Levi has chosen this way.  He has left Turin to return to Dogliani and to knock to the door of Mario Devalle, an appreciated producer and above all the son of  his great-grandfather Camillo’s sharecropper  and therefore the owner of Levi’s  ancient vineyards.

Silvio had looked up and fixed his eyes to the vineyard Bric sur Pian, the one that French would call a ‘cru’. An extraordinary vineyard, which offers an even more  extraordinary Dogliani.

Mario Devalle and Silvio Levi have taken again a story that had stopped a generation ago. As a grandfather and grandson, or better, as a teacher and student, have renewed a bond that earth had not forgotten.

Different dialects, different experiences, opposite lifestyles. Yet one great emotion: to transform grapes into wine. To get a product that tells of the man who produces it, just as Luigi Veronelli said in 1984 when he tasted the Bric sur Pian: “wine is the perfect image of the man who does it.”

Today Silvio Levi, favourite student of Devalle and with his great-grandfather in his heart,  is still alone in the vineyard and in the cellar. The sacrifices are so many. The economic rewards still far away. But his  wine speaks in a loud voice. And the numerous recognitions and awards are  proof. Awards not only for the quality, but above all for  his courage and the passion.