Bodega Bresesti was founded in 1937 by immigrants from the Northern Italian region of Lombardy. Bruno Bresesti, still only in his thirties, is the fourth generation of the family to head up winemaking. This is very much a family affair with Bruno as the driving force but still aided by and benefitting from the experience of his hardworking parents. The winery, with its 15 underground concrete fermentation vats, is located on the outskirts of Montevideo. Benefitting from vineyards in the coveted micro-region of Las Violetas, the focus here is on the production of high quality, distinctive wines delivering a unique expression of that terroir. Traditionally vinified wines are produced alongside more experimental and radical styles - aiming to balance constant innovation and the preservation of traditional, artisanal processes. Bruno is also part of the team at our other new Uruguyan winery project, ‘Proyecto Nakkal’. Grapes are sourced from a 20-year-old vineyard, using plot Nº13 and Nº3. It produces 12,000 kg per hectare using a Lira training system, with vines running in an eastwest row orientation. Manual harvesting. Aged in concrete tanks for 6-8 months with skins on. The skins are periodically mixed with the wine to achieve the evolution of a more complex wine, with greater creaminess and freshness.