History of the Gutturnio
The name Gutturnio comes from a two-liter silver mug known as Gutturnium, found in Velleia Romana in 1878, used by the Romans to drink wine.
At the end of the dinner, the mug was filled up with the most precious wine which was first drank by the host and then by the other guests.
In 1941, the Italian Ministry of Agriculture ranked the Gutturnio among the most distinguished wines. The name was proposed in 1938 by the oenologist Mario Prati and was first appeared on a label in 1939, used by the Manara winery in Vicomarino (Ziano). The wine product specifications were established in 1967 (it was the seventh Italian wine to obtain a D.O.C.).
The Gutturnio is a blend of Barbera (55-70%) and Croatina (30-45%).