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Empson USA adds Torraccia del Piantavigna to Portfolio

Posted on February 13, 2020

Alexandria, Vir.—Pioneering Italian fine wine importer, Empson USA is proud to announce that effective February 1, 2020 is the exclusive importer for Torraccia del Piantavigna from Piedmont, Italy. Wines will be distributed nationwide. 

Empson USA CEO, Tara Empson is excited for the growth opportunities that the new portfolio addition will bring, stating: “As part of our lifelong mission focused on digging deep into finding both quality and authenticity, we are proud to have partnered with this remarkable winery.” 

Empson USA will import four wines from the Torraccia portfolio including:

  • Torraccia del Piantavigna “Erbavoglio” Colline Novaresi Bianco DOC
  • Torraccia del Piantavigna “Neb” Colline Novaresi DOC
  • Torraccia del Piantavigna Gattinara DOCG
  • Torraccia del Piantavigna Ghemme DOCG

“Torraccia del Piantavigna is extremely proud to announce the appointment of Empson USA as our new importer for the United States. Their years of experience, their passion for quality Italian wines and their highly professional team makes them the perfect partner for our winery. We are extremely excited about this new opportunity to further develop our wines in North America,” Founder and President of Torraccia del Piantavigna, Alessandro Francoli said.

Founded in 1997 by Francoli, Torraccia is the only winery to have significant holdings of both Ghemme and Gattinara, the two prestigious neighboring DOCG’s for the delicate and elegant Nebbiolos of Alto Piemonte. The Company’s 36 hectares of hillside vineyards benefit from the unique climate of the foothills of Monterosa and from an exceptional terroir from the volcanic remains of the super volcano that covered Northern Piemonte. 

Today, the current generation draws inspiration from Pierino Piantavigna who planted the family’s first vines nearly 50 years ago, not only by making wines renowned for quality and elegance but also by their attitude towards the local area, the local community and the environment. As a reflection of its work in environmental protection, Torraccia del Piantavigna was honored in 2014, 2017 and 2018 with the prestigious Eco-Friendly award from the Touring Club Italiano.

More information about Torraccia del Piantavigna can be found at

About Empson USA
As an importer of top quality, distinctive, family-owned estates, Empson USA provides service to wine and spirits brands from Italy, New Zealand and Chile. Wines from Italy include: Bellafonte, Bellini, Bongiovanni, Bortoluzzi, Boscarelli, Bucci, Ca Rome, Canella, Carpineta Fontalpino, Cignale, Conterno Fantino, Corte Giacobbe, Costanti, Costaripa, Einaudi, Fantini, Ferghettina, Fuligni, Gaudio Bricco Mondalino, Hauner, IL Feuduccio, Jankara, Lagaria, Le Casematte, Marcarini, Marchesi Pancrazi, Matane, Mimosa, Molo 8, Monte Antico, Musita, Pietradolce, Reversanti, Rossini, Santadi, Shardana, Speri, Supremus, Terrabianca, Toscolo, Vigneti del Vulture, Vigneti Zabu and Viziato.


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