Barbaresco, a UNESCO World Heritage
The heart of our production revolves around the vineyards in the Barbaresco zone, where production is allowed in just four townships (Comuni) of southern Piedmont: Barbaresco, Neive, Treiso, and San Rocco Seno dElvio, a small frazione of Alba.
The total production area is about 682 hectares (1682 acres), producing just over 50 thousand quintals of nebbiolo grapes. It is, in other words, a small area, but a vinicultural masterpiece that is recognized at an international level. We are deeply in love with this land. It is where we dedicate all of our hardest efforts for high quality.
Barbaresco was one of Italys first appellations to obtain the DOC certification (Denomination of Controlled Origins) in 1966, together with Barolo; and DOCG certification (Denomination of Controlled and Guaranteed Origins) in 1980. In 2007, Barbaresco was the first wine to use the Menzioni Geografiche Aggiuntive (MeGA): the official division of 66 cru, or unique vineyards, to exalt and define the particular characteristics that the hills of Barbaresco give to its wines.
One of the major milestones of this area was in 2014, when the hills of Barbaresco were officially recognized within Italys fiftieth UNESCO World Heritage site.