2018, Barbera d'Alba
Italy · Piedmont · Alba
The winery was founded in 1964 by Maria Feyles and Antonio de Nicola, her son-in-law. They first invested in the purchase of the Montesommo vineyard, a parcel of land in the village of Neive, in the heart of Barbaresco production area.
Other parcels have been progressively acquired in the Langhe hills, and the company now owns more than 7ha of vineyards. They are planted mostly with Nebbiolo grapes, along with Barbera and Dolcetto grapes. Overall, the annual production amounts to roughly 50 000 bottles per year.
The company has consistently shown its dedication to tradition, in the vineyards as well as in the winery. The goal has always been to produce distinctive wines, true expression of the grapes and of the local terroir. To achieve this objective:
In the vineyards, the rows of vines are tall and well-spaced so that the grapes maximize their sunlight exposure;
In the winery, the maceration lasts long, resulting in higher extraction; ageing is carried out in Slavonian oak barrels of medium capacity, without using any Barriques; the number of operations is kept to a minimum, not to interfere with the natural development of the wine.