ALMA WINES SRL : An Italian Producer of Fine Wines, The Soul of Italian Wine


“A tribute to the most important international varietals grown under the Italian sun.

A special acknowledgement to our founder for an innovative project and for an extraordinary expertise of international markets.

An exclusive, charming and elegant packaging marks this line of wines: Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Pinot Noir, Pinot Grigio and Chardonnay. It will be love after the first sip.”

An exclusive and elegant packaging marks this line of wines:

Cabernet Sauvignon
 Pinot Noir 
Pinot Grigio

Alessandro Berselli , founder of the ALMA WINES project and concept, created this brand not only with the aim of producing exciting wines, but also with the aim of sharing the prodigious and elaborate Italian wine heritage.

The name ALMA is closely related to its creator. He is the main character in the ALMA story and it was logical that our name referred to his experience. Alessandro Berselli graduated with a doctorate in Economics from the University of Bologna, the oldest university in the world founded in 1088, as well as one of the main academic institutions in Italy and Europe. Its historical name was: Alma Mater Studiorum. Alma is a mysterious term that has various origins. Of Spanish and Italian origins, Alma means “soul”, the essence or embodiment of specific qualities. Of Latin origin, Alma also means tutoring, encouragement and support. This fits perfectly with our vision and concept to promote Italian wine culture globally.

This term has remained etched in Alessandro’s mind over time and is closely linked to his deep love for Bologna. It seemed perfect to promote the centuries-old winemaking traditions of the Italian panorama. It is an icon of the unique character of the regional expression, of the great research aimed at combining different identities to make them travel together in unison. The intent to combine different assets under one brand was an innovative and forward-looking project, which proved to be an essential vision for the future.

ALMA’s philosophy is based on a revolutionary concept. The soul of Italian wine  must be inclusive of the many traditions and expressions of which it is composed. We aim to promote the vast and unique Italian wine heritage by maintaining and strengthening regional authenticity and authenticity. Tradition can be maintained only if combined with innovation and, mutually, innovation must always maintain a deep respect and honor for traditions.

ALMA may have a uniquely Italian soul, but our vision is global. Our Italian roots are the basis on which we built our legacy. We could not be more proud of our origin and that is why we want to share our millennial tradition, love, passion and vision with the whole world. Italian wine culture is an immense and noble patrimony that must be revealed to everyone. Our soul is Italian, but our spirit is universal.

ALMA WINES was founded in 2003 as an Italian producer of fine wines. From the beginning, our commitment has been to spread and share the essence of  the secular tradition  all over the world. It is with this idea always at the basis of our decisions that the brand was developed in a company with a production that extends to famous wine-growing areas, using authentic Italian noble varieties.

Very recently, ALMA WINES SRL has joined Japan Awards 2020 and won two Gold medal award and a silver medal award in this prestigious competition:


Awarded Gold by Business News Japan

Grape Varietals: 100% Chardonnay
Vineyards: Alto Adige
Average age of the vines: 15/20 years
Soil: marl and stones
Harvest Period: early September
Vinification: soft press, barriques fermentation with «batonage» for one part, while the second ferments in stainless steel at controlled temperature. The bottling takes place in the following spring
Alcohol Content: 13,5% by vol.
Residual Sugar: 3 grams per liter
Color: bright yellow
Aroma: fresh, fruity with banana and ripe pears notes, harmonious with a good tipicity
Palate: varietal notes very distinct on the palate, mineral with hints of vanilla and spices. Well balanced acidity and excellent persistence in the mouth
Food Suggestions: seafood antipasti and pastas, lighter poultry and grilled seafood

Serving Temperature: 10°C / 50°F


Awarded Gold by Business News Japan

Grape Varietals: 100% Pinot Nero
Vineyards: Oltrepò Pavese, Southern Lombardia, 300 meters above sea level
Average age of the vines: 25 – 30 years
Soil: 60% calcareous, 30% clay, 10% sandy
Harvest Period: first ten days of September
Vinification: around 48 – 72 hours of cold maceration at 10°C followed by 10 days of fermentation. 8 months of ageing in French oak barriques and at least 3 months in the bottle
Alcohol Content: 13% by vol.
Residual Sugar: 2 grams per liter
Color: ruby red with garnet hues
Aroma: the ample bouquet includes a spectrum of berries, violet and coffee
Palate: elegant, medium body, long spice finish
Food Suggestions: wild game, roasted meats, aged cheeses

Serving Temperature: 18 °C / 62 °F


Awarded Silver by Business News Japan

Grape Varietals: 100% Merlot
Vineyards: Toscana
Average age of the vines: 20 years
Soil: calcareous and clayey
Harvest Period: first half of September
Vinification: degrasp, soft press and traditional fermentation in stainless steel. Daily pumping over. Malolactic fermentation in barrique
Alcohol Content: 13.5% by vol.
Residual Sugar: 4 grams per liter
Color: bright ruby red with purple tones
Aroma: juicy dark berries, licorice, spice
Palate: powerful, smooth tannins, great complexity, long and persistent
Food Suggestions: roasted meats, duck, elaborate poultry and hearty sauces

Serving Temperature: 16 °C / 61 °F



Question 1: Do you already export to JAPAN ? NO If yes, where ? If no, what type of importers & distributors are you looking for in JAPAN ? 


Question 2: What is the most unique and qualitative part of your products, different from competitors ?  

Answer : Our Signature Collection is unique because, instead of focusing on the appellation, we focus on the grape varietal, findig for each cepage the best terroir in italy.

Question 3: When did you start to export your brand worldwide, and what is your development plan for the next years ? 

Answer : Our company was established in 1989 and since then it’s expanding: We aim for quality and service, always very carefully listening to the needs of the markets. Japan for us is a strategic market and we’re pursuing to begin distributing our wines in JAPAN soon.

Thank you for your time and answers MR. ALESSANDRO BERSELLI  !

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