Ageno, La Stoppa’s only dry white wine, is the result of the long maceration of low-yielding grapes on their skins. We have limited bottles of 2016, 2017, 2019 - all great, different expressions of their vintage.
Named after the founder of La Stoppa, lawyer Ageno, this wine is a tribute to the legacy he left behind. He was the first to believe in the great potential of this area while experimenting with international grapes. Today, owner and winemaker Elena Pantaleoni, farms 58 hectares in total, 30 hectares of vines, woods and forest.
Her family bought the Estate in 1974, when Ageno passed away. In 1980, Giulio Armani, who you may know by his winery’s name Denavolo, joined hands to help them. When Elena joined 30 years ago, she started removing the international varieties planted by Ageno, to give space to the indigenous ones.
To preserve and understand the land is the focus, setting another milestone in 2008 by getting the organic certification. Now they mostly plant Barbera and Bonarda, some Malvasia di Candia Aromatica, and five hectares of some very old vines: Semillon, Grenache, Syrah, Mourvedre, Merlot and Trebbiano.
Ageno is their only dry white wine, result of a long maceration on its skins, and quickly becoming one of their mainstay wines.