The name derives from a vineyard so called for its particular shape that recalls, in the cadastral view, the two wings of a butterfly.

In reality, the two adjacent vineyard portions have a vaguely triangular shape and are connected to each other in a common vertex for a short distance.

The vineyard is located in the upper part of the hill of San Biagio, on the border of the municipality of Calvignano, nestled in an upright position, with a gradient of more than 25%, on the north-west hillside between 250 and 300 meters above sea level, on predominantly calcareous soil. , rich in skeleton and with the presence of sand and silt.

At the beginning of the production project of the Classic Method from Pinot Noir, the technical staff of the Ballabio winery carried out a careful evaluation of the base wines derived from the different types of vineyards grown at altitudes, exposures, with different clones and soils.

The superior qualitative potential of the base wines derived from the vineyard called Farfalla was evident.

For the first few years the production of the Classic Method was therefore made exclusively from the grapes of this vineyard.

Now, as then, our Classic Method from Pinot Noir continues to keep the name Farfalla as a guarantee of continuity and to remember the origin of the adventure.

To prepare the Cuvée Farfalla we use all the experience gained over the years and the same grape selections are made on today’s production, following firmly defined procedures.

For the Cuvée Farfalla, only those Pinot Noir grapes that meet our strict standards are selected which include: altitude, type of soil, exposure of the vineyard and type of clone.