Producer Profile

Divella Gussago

At twenty-nine, Alessandra Divella embodies the Italian counterpart to grower Champagne, challenging the prevalent industrial farming practices in Franciacorta. Her commitment to organic viticulture has characterized her two-hectare plot, leased from a seasoned neighbor for three decades, which now flourishes with diverse life, from rosehips to praying mantises. Transitioning toward permaculture is her ultimate goal, all while ensuring grapes are tenderly hand-harvested and treated.

Despite lacking a winemaking lineage, Alessandra's journey into wine was serendipitous, influenced by encounters with vintners who made her feel at ease.

Where The Wines Come From


Nestled in the northern reaches of Italy, Lombardy is a region celebrated for its stunning landscapes, rich cultural heritage, and, increasingly, its vibrant natural wine movement. With its diverse terroir encompassing the Alpine foothills, fertile plains, and picturesque lakeshores, Lombardy offers a diverse canvas for winemakers to express their craft. Indigenous grape varieties such as Nebbiolo, Chiavennasca (the local name for Nebbiolo in Valtellina), and Turbiana thrive in this dynamic environment, where natural winemakers embrace organic and biodynamic practices to nurture their vines in harmony with nature. By allowing grapes to ferment spontaneously with native yeasts and eschewing additives, they create wines that faithfully reflect Lombardy's terroir—exhibiting crisp acidity, elegant minerality, and a sense of place that speaks to the region's unique microclimates and soils. From the elegant reds of Valtellina to the sparkling Franciacorta, Lombardy's natural wines offer a compelling glimpse into the region's winemaking tradition, history, and commitment to sustainability, inviting enthusiasts to explore and savor the essence of this enchanting corner of Italy.