The Giovine family have been growing vines in Canelli for almost 300 years, and by the late 19th-century they were already exporting to Brazil and Argentina. The name Armangia is more recent: it was chosen by oenologist Ignazio Giovine to christen the firm that manages his family’s ancient vineyards.
“Armangia” means redress: the ambition is to reinstate Canelli - where Italian spumanti was created in 1865 - as one of the great wine towns. Respect for the environment and the vineyard lie at the heart of all the Giovine family’s decisions. This is agriculture that honours the native flora and fauna: insects, amphibians, reptiles, birds and mammals in the vineyard, fungi and bacteria in the subsoil, the result of 24 years of permanent grass cover.
Ignazio, and his wife Giuliana, welcome visitors for walks in the vineyards, observation of the seasonal work of winemaking and learning about the techniques and traditions of Piedmontese wine production. All this conclude with a guided tasting of the wines, accompanied by local specialties.
Visits and tastings
Mon.-Fri. 8.30-12.30; 14.30-18.30
Sat.-Sun. by appointment only
Guided tastings with local products
Regione San Giovanni, 122 | Canelli (AT)
Tel. +39 0141 824 947
- Piemonte DOC Chardonnay Robi&Robi
- Barbera d’Asti DOCG Sopra Berruti
- Nizza DOCG Titon
- Nizza DOCG Riserva Vignali
- Moscato d’Asti DOCG Canelli