Molo 8 Winery
Location: Motta Baluffi, Province of Creamona, Lombardy, Italy
Lambrusco is the highest-selling Italian wine in the world and is currently undergoing a renaissance as wine critics and consumers finally realize that, for all its youthful appeal and light-hearted exuberance, Lambrusco should be taken very seriously indeed. When Empson decided to take on a quality-driven Lambrusco, Molo 8, we chose a quality-driven winery founded in 1921.
Points of Differentiation
- 100% estate Lambrusco from three clones Lambrusco Maestri, Marani & Ancellotta
- A history of innovation including using some of Italy’s first automated bottling systems
- Excellent value
- Food Friendly
- The winery holds a prestigious UNI EN ISO 14001 environmental certification
The story of Molo 8 began in 1921 with Quitico Decordi Sr. and his family who made their living in a small, family-run eatery that was known for serving the favorite local dishes.
In addition to his fabulous food, Quitico began producing his wine to serve in his restaurant. The local acclaim for the wines was so great that the family started focusing their efforts on winemaking, moving from simple house wine to crafting artisanal wines produced from local grapes. The Decordi’s reputation for producing great wine grew and with it so did demand. In 1950, the family built a new winery.
Not content to rely solely on their reputation, the Decordi family has a history of innovation in the cellar. In 1964, the winery installed some of the industry’s first automated bottling systems, and in 2007 a thermo-regulated warehouse was built.
Today the winery continues to innovate and has received the prestigious UNI EN ISO 14001 environmental certification. This international certification is designed to recognize organizations that work to minimize how their operations affect the environment and take steps to continually innovate to prevent adverse changes to the air, water, and land.
- Winery Fast Facts
- Vineyard surface: 37 acres (15 hectares)
- Owner: The Decordi Family
- Established: 1921
- Location: Motta Baluffi
- Province: Creamona