The first name Elio, is shared by my father and my son. This reminds us to stay connected to our roots while also looking forward to our future. We have been called an “Oenological tailor's shop” for our unique attention to detail with each harvest, each wine and each label. Just as my father taught me, I will do the same with my son Elio.
My wife Giuliana is the artistic spark that I like to feed and protect season after season. Together, we grow and nurse our vineyards, as we aim to preserve the treasures of past generations. With little Elio, we are the Perrone Family.
What does it mean to be an Oenological tailor’s shop? It means I cater to my vineyards. I observe the plants and study the lines of their bodies. During summer, I love imagining the forms my wines will have after the harvest, in order to be able to nurture them and enhance them, so that they can fully express themselves. Managing a vineyard is about sensibility, not supremacy.
Perrone Winery was born by vinifying Muscat’s precious and delicate grapes that require great attention. The harvesting choice is about balance; a day too late might mean to jeopardize the subtle harmony of the grapes. From Muscat we have learned the art of harvesting and we have applied this to all of the grapes that we pick.
It is the atelier of our Oenological tailor’s shop, where we conceive, design, measure and assemble our wines. Each detail is fundamental: the slightest change in temperature during fermentation or a wooden slat of a barrel over-toasted, can switch the esthetic balance in wine. I believe bottles and labels play a very important role. I love to choose formats that best fit our wine build, while Giuliana creates labels that best represent our work.
We start with a commitment to creating extraordinary wines. Each bottle must express its own original vision or an unprecedented interpretation of a classic. Whether international grapes or traditional grapes from territories such as Barbera or Muscat are used, we intend to tell the story of our family through our research and development work. Our wines are ready to leave the cellar only when we consider them complete and looked after up to the final detail.
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