4ru Impex s.r.l. is an export company, created in 2006 by several Italian wine producers as shareholders with the target of managing export of goods and of  developing east Europe market, Bric markets, and then all over the world. The current target market is the Russian Federation, and lately it reached an important presence on the Chinese People’s Republic market and the Brazilian market as well. We merged our export forces to present a wide range of Italian wines all around the world. Due to this we provide savings to export departments and provide better prices, wider portfolio, and single export services.
We represent 3 Italian producers with a widespread list of different products.

  • ANTICA CANTINA BOIDO –company based in Piedmont (www.boidovini.it) specialized in spumante / sparkling wine, Moscato and Asti and still dry red and white wine
  • CASABELLA – company based in Emilia Romagna, Colli Piacentini. (www.cantinecasabella.com) specialized in very good level Malvasia, Moscato, Bonarda, Lambrusco and mid-top level still dry wine
  • BONACCHI – company based in Tuscany specialized in Chianti, Brunello di Montalcino, SuperTuscans and other Tuscany wines (www.bonacchi.it)

NUMBERS

  • 5 000 000 Euro of Sales
  • 10 Countries of Export
  • 50+ Customers all over the world
  • 15 Own brands
  • 100 wines

REGION & WINES
Piedmont  is located right in the northwest corner of Italy.  It is the  land of castles, vineyards  and  romantic  hills shrouded in mist. The Alps hover over this lovely wine region, and the region’s names in fact makes reference to this (Piemonte means “at the foot of the mountain”). Piemonte is often called the “Burgundy of Italy”, as it is most famous for its boutique wines and outstanding gastronomy (Piedmont is home to the famous white truffle). Winemaking in Piedmont is amazingly artisan; production is microscopic, especially for the top wines, and most wineries are family owned. Vineyards tend to be very small and neatly kept.

The Piedmont produces more DOC/G wines by volume than any other Italian wine region with nearly 84% of all the areas wine production falling under a DOC/G designation. The area has no Indicazione Geografica Tipica (IGT) classification, in contrast to Tuscany where IGT wines or Super Tuscans make up a significant portion of that region’s wine production.

Some varietal style wines are made in the Piedmont region with the name of the grape and town both appearing on the label. Some DOC examples include Barbera d’Alba, Barbera d’Asti, and Dolcetto di Dogliani made entirely from the Barbera and Dolcetto grape respectively.

What Burgundy does with Pinot Noir, Piedmont does with Nebbiolo – not the region’s most widely planted grape, but the one which has made the largest contribution to the quality and reputation of its wine.

The third red grape of Piedmont is Dolcetto. It has several DOCs devoted exclusively to it: Dolcettos d’Alba, d’Acqui and di Ovada are the top three. Although famous for its austere, tannic red wines made from Nebbiolo, Piedmont’s greatest success story in the past decade has been sweet, white, sparkling Moscato d’Asti.

Emilia-Romagna  is a rich, fertile region of northern Italy, and one of the country’s most prolific wine regions. At 150 miles (240km) wide, it spans almost the entire width of the northern Italian peninsula. Nine miles of Liguria is all that separates Emilia-Romagna from the Ligurian Sea, and uniqueness as the only Italian region with both an east and a west coast. Within the region are distinctly different climates and soils, from Emilia’s rolling hills in the west, influenced by the Apennines, to Romagna’s plains to the east of Modena and Bologna. It is difficult to characterise the wines of this region, except to say that the region is unique in its sheer diversity.

Emilia’s best-known wine is Lambrusco, the much-misunderstood delicate bubbly red whose best examples are seldom found abroad. In its native region it is enjoyed as a dry wine that is exceptional with local cuisine, whereas the wines that are exported tend to be off-dry to sweet

Contrastingly, Romagna DOC’s best wines are largely based on the red Sangiovese grape. Earlier examples were relatively light but modern versions have great depth and flavour and are capable of ageing majestically. In terms of white wines, Albana and Trebbiano, which are grown in abundance around the hills below Imola, Cesena and the historic Rimini, are important. The Trebbiano produced under the Romagna DOC is native to the region and its wines tend to be a cut above the often neutral Trebbiano wines offered by other regions. Albana di Romagna is a local speciality that is best known for being Italy’s first DOCG for white wine. This DOCG covers secco, amabile, dolce wines and an intriguing passito. In addition to the 20 DOCGs and DOCs there are 9 IGTs in the region.

Tuscany is the most enduringly famous of all Italian wine regions, thanks to the romantic glamor of its endless rolling hills, cypress-lined country roads and hilltop villages. But even without all of this Tuscany stands tall, its reputation founded on such iconic wines as Chianti, Brunello di Montalcino and Vino Nobile di Montepulciano. Situated in central Italy, its western boundary is formed by the Tyrrhenian Sea. As is the case with almost all of Italy’s 20 regions, Tuscany has a long wine history; it can be traced back as far as the fifth century BC.

Today, Tuscany is one of the most famous and prolific wine regions anywhere in Europe. Its vineyards produce an array of internationally recognised wines in various styles. These go far beyond the well-known reds, and include dry whites such as Vernaccia di San Gimignano and sweet wines both white (Vin Santo) and red (Elba Aleatico Passito). The region’s top wines are officially recognized and protected by a raft of DOC and DOCG titles.

Climate is a vital factor in this region’s success as a wine region. Warm, temperate coastal areas are contrasted by inland areas (particularly those in the rolling hills for which the region is so famous), where increased diurnal temperature variation helps to maintain the grapes’ balance of sugars, acidity and aromatics. One variety that particularly thrives on these hillside vineyards is Tuscany’s signature red grape, Sangiovese. Arguably the most important of all Italian wine grapes, Sangiovese is the mainstay variety in almost all of Tuscany’s top reds.

With the rise of the Super Tuscans, the most famous of which come from Bolgheri, Cabernet Sauvignon has become a much more prominent variety in Tuscany.

(© Wine-Searcher)

 

OUR CUSTOMERS

  • Importes and Distributors
  • Retail chains of Supermarkets
  • Wine Boutiques
  • Hotels, restaurants, bars
  • Plane & Cruise companies

LOGISTIC
We use all types of transport:

  • Trucks
  • Ships
  • Planes

SERVICES
Long years of experience in Export help us to manage all needed documents for Custom within Few hours

QUALITY CONTROL
Our wineries everyday communicate with internal and external laboratories for quality control of the wines

AWARDS
Many our wines have international awards of Decanter, Wine Enthusiast, Wine Spectator.

EXPO
We always have booth at this Expo

  • PRODEXPO (Russia, Moscow)
  • PROWEIN (Germany, Dusseldorf)
  • VINITALY (Italy, Verona)
  • Vinexpo (France, Bordeaux)
  • Vinexpo (Honk-Kong)