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Switzerland. Canton Ticino. Cagiallo. Merlot wine testing for the new Magnificents' 17. Left to right: Nicolas Wüstti, Christine Crisci, Renaud Favre, Sacha Pelossi (L), the Gotthard musicians Leo Leoni, Nic Maeder and Freddy Scherer, Valentina Andrei. On the table, among wine bottles and glasses, a guitar Gibson Super Jumbo, SJ-200, belonging to Leo Leoni. The Swiss rock band Gotthard is associated with winemakers Valentina Andrei (Merlot Ivresse from Valais) and Sacha Pelossi (Merlot from Ticino) to create the new assemblage (50-50 from both winemakers) for a unique vintage bottle: Magnificents' 17. Gotthard is a Swiss hard rock band founded in Lugano by Steve Lee and Leo Leoni. Their last eleven albums have all reached number 1 in the Swiss album charts, making them one of the most successful Swiss acts ever. With 2 million albums sold, they managed to get multi-platinum awards in different parts of the world. Cagiallo is a village and and is part of the Capriasca municipality. 25.03.2019 © 2019 Didier Ruef