In a sea of beautiful vineyards, among Langhe & Monferrato hills, in the heart of the UNESCO World Heritage Site, stands the Bussi Piero Winery
When the First World War finished, Agostino Bussi, born in 1900, began to make wine himself , instead of selling his grapes to a trader like his father did, mainly with Barbera grapes and with a small parcel of Bonarda. At that time the farms plantings were about 1,5 hectares.
During the sixties, when Germano Bussi took over the farm from his father, the domain expanded to 4 hectares. In 1968 there was a significant turning point: because of that years disastrous hail storm which destroyed a large part of the harvest, they began to make Moscato d'Asti wine. The production was very demanding and resource-intensive because of the ancient equipment (after pressing the grapes by hand and the clarification, the must was filtered with sacks called “Dutch sacks”, a very slow and laborious process).
The results, however, did not await and increased the desire to buy other vineyards.
Piero Bussi has gradually entered the farm, currently run along with his fourth-generation son, Federico, who today can count on 12 hectares of vineyard, focusing on product quality, first in the vineyard and then in the cellar, using exclusively grapes from vineyards owned.