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Franco Roccatello – Winemaker

After a brief stint at the Concordia Winery, in the spring of 1981 Franco Roccatello joined Albinea Canali in a technical role at the winemaking and bottling plant in Campagnola Emilia. At that time, Campagnola was producing 12,000 tons of grapes per year, 8,000 tons of which were Lambrusco, and bottling 230,000 hectoliters of wine specifically for the US. In 1983, Franco assumed a position as director of the bottling plant and 1987 Mr. Roccatello took on the position of technical manager of the Campagnola plant, a position which he held until 2003. In 2004, he was appointed to his current position at the Albinea Canali headquarters, as head of winery operations.

Mr. Roccatello has attained significant education in all facets of winemaking, from the management of bottling, to new winemaking techniques, to the sensory analysis of alcoholic beverages. And, in conjunction with his professional tenure with Albinea Canali, since 1981 he has been a member of the Association of Italian Winemakers, where he holds the position of Vice President for the Emilia chapter.

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