One family, one business. For four generations, we have been telling the story and interpreting the land of Alba where everything got its start in the early twentieth century and the Langhe, where vineyards and winery are located through our fine, unique wines. We are constantly eveolving business that values past experience and takes a serious view of the future.
People and personalities. The personality of the business is defined by our ideas and our concept of quality: a broad concept that includes wine, land and grapes and that is accompanied by a strong sense of responsibility, as a wine producer in continuous relation with the outside world.
History and legend mix up in the tale of the origins of Barolo. Barolo was born in the first half of 1800 thanks to the relations and to the foresight of some key figures in the history of our country and of our wines: the Marchioness Giulia Colbert Falletti, Conte Camillo Benso di Cavour and winemakers Di Staglieno and Oudart.
It was general and winemaker Di Staglieno to introduce the method already used in France; later on, other innovations in winemaking came thanks to the suggestions of the oenologist Oudart, employed by Cavour, an acquaintance of the Marchioness Giulia Colbert Falletti, that applied the new techniques to make wine from the Nebbiolo vineyards in the areas of Barolo, La Morra and especially in Serralunga, where he owned the best crus, including Briccolina, although at that time the crus were a way to distinguish the vineyard by name rather than to indicate value or prestige, a use that came later. The advice of Cavour made it possible to obtain a dry wine, suitable to world markets and so noble as to be suitable for aging.
It is said that one day the King Carlo Alberto asked Giulia Colbert to taste his famous Barolo and a few days later in Via Nizza, Turin, passed 325 "carrà" (a type of barrel used at the time) full of precious wine from Serralunga d'Alba: one for each day of the year, except for Lent (the Marquis Falletti had a reputation for being very religious).
The vineyards before all else.
For wines to be an authentic expression of their territory, it is necessary to trust the vineyard and lead it toward self-regulation.
This is why our wine-making is minimalist: sometimes we think it's better to not take action.
No synthetic chemicals for weeds, defence or fertiliser.
No aggressive handling of the soil or the vines.
Sowing of grassy plants and legumes in order to revitalise the soil and reduce soil compaction.
Use of natural phyto-fortifiers to stimulate plants' self defence.