The Castello di Luzzano is situated in one of most beautiful spots of the area. It sits astride a hilltop at 270 m straddling the border between the regions of Emilia-Romagna and Lombardia. It enjoys soils that support a large array of grape varieties and vield superb wines and considered to be one of Italy's oldest wine zones. Even the wine of Luzzano itself was cited as far back as 1000 A. D. on a parchement-written document which is kept in the Castle. The Fugazza family took over ownership at the star of this century. Currently, the estate extends over 120 hectares, of which 80 are DOC vineyard. The high quality wines, for which it has long been renowned, derive primarily from its mild, breezy climate, the marne-based soil and the careful selection of the best-suited clones. Wine are produced under two DOC Oltrepo Pavese, comprising the classic reds Barbera, Bonarda, Pinot Nero and Rosso Oltrepo and Colli Piacentini, encopassing Gutturnio, Cabernet Sauvignon, Malvasia and Chardonnay.
The 2006 Gutturnio Riserva Romeo is 60% Barbera and 40% Bonarda that spent one year in oak prior to being bottled. This explosive red bursts onto the palate with myriad arrays of blackberries,