3 FEB 2020

Press Release

Angelini announces the coming appointment of Ettore Nicoletto as CEO of Bertani Domains

Nicoletto will take the helm of Bertani Domains starting 2 March


Rome, 3 February 2020 – In the coming weeks, the Board of Directors of Angelini Holding S.p.A. will appoint Ettore Nicoletto as the new CEO of Bertani Domains.

A heartfelt thank you goes to Emilio Pedron, Chief Executive Officer of Bertani Domains since 2011 and renowned viticulture expert, for his excellent work over the years. He leaves the company having contributed to consolidating the management of the business for which he was responsible. He has held several positions at associations in the sector and, in particular, he helped Bertani Amarone achieve the DOCG classification, leading it to become one of the top 100 Italian wines.

After earning a degree in Business and Economics from the University of Ca’ Foscari, Ettore Nicoletto became immediately fascinated by the world of wine, beginning his career at Casa Vinicola Zonin, where he held various positions, including Exports Director.
In 2004, he moved over to the Santa Margherita Gruppo Vinicolo, where in 2005, he was appointed General Manager and then CEO in 2008. His goal was to grow the Group both organically and by acquiring new business.
Nicoletto has also held numerous positions at various associations: First, President, and now, Vice President of Italia del Vino, a consortium of the most influential Italian wineries; Vice President of the Vini di Federvini Group; President of the Tutela Lugana DOC Consortium; and Federdoc Board Member.

I am excited about this role, which also comes with a new challenge. Bertani Domains is an excellent winery group with great potential, which I will be focussing on, exploring new avenues of growth and promoting existing ones”, stated Nicoletto.I am happy to become part of the Angelini Group, a great company at the centre of a significant growth path”.

We are confident that Ettore Nicoletto is the right person to face the challenges of an increasingly global market where, thanks to the quality of the Bertani Domains products, we want to grow, always taking on a more prominent role”, commented Angelini Holding President Francesco Angelini and Vice Presidents Thea Paola Angelini and Sergio Marullo di Condojanni. “We are a multinational group with strong Italian roots. It is also for this reason that we aspire to take our Made in Italy products to new heights. Our choice of new CEO, made with great care and attention, aims for this result”.


Angelini Group
Angelini is an international group leader in the health and well-being area of the pharmaceutical and mass-market sectors. Founded in Italy in 1919, today it operates in 17 countries with a staff of 6,000 and a turnover of €1,600 million. In the Pharma sector, Angelini gives constant and foremost attention to the areas of Pain and Inflammation and Mental Health. Angelini products are marketed in 70 countries around the world, thanks to both its direct presence and strategic alliances with leading international pharmaceutical groups and local companies.
The Angelini group also operates in the Personal Care sector through Fater, a joint venture with Procter & Gamble, a leader in the Italian market for absorbent hygiene products and a key player in the European bleach market. In the Machinery sector, the Fameccanica group, another joint venture with P&G, is the world leader in the design, construction and installation of integrated production lines for the market for disposable absorbent hygiene products.  Angelini Beauty is the Business Unit dedicated to the Perfumery and Skincare and Suncare sectors, through licencing contracts with fashion houses and also through its own brands. In the Wine sector, the Angelini Group owns Bertani Domains.

Bertani Domains operates with 6 wineries in Italy, for an overall total of 1,700 hectares of land, 460 of which are under vines, and an overall production of approximately 4 million bottles per year. In its three historic Tuscan wineries, it produces high-end wines with the three designations of origin: Brunello di Montalcino (from the Val di Suga vineyards in Montalcino), Vino Nobile di Montepulciano (from TreRose in Montepulciano) and Chianti Classico (from San Leonino, in Castellina in Chianti).  In the Marche region, the Fazi Battaglia winery, a historic brand in Italian wine, is well-known for its production of Verdicchio dei Castelli di Jesi Classico. The Puiatti winery in Romans d’Isonzo (Gorizia) is devoted to the production of fine white wines from the Friuli area: while Bertani is known mainly for its production of Amarone della Valpolicella. In 2018, Bertani became an Agricultural Enterprise, thus making its wine production exclusively reliant on its own vineyards.



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