Located between Serralunga d'Alba and Sinio in the rolling Alban hills of Piemonte, this family business was established in 1902. Four generations later the winery is run by Enrico Rivetto who has firm beliefs in the fact that wine is made in the vineyard. As he says "The vineyard before all else. For wines to be an authentic expression of their land it is necessary to trust the vineyard and lead it towards self-regulation. This is why our wine making is minimalist: sometimes we think it is better to NOT take action."
No synthetic chemicals are used and no fertiliser. No aggressive handling of the soil or the vines. They sow grassy plants and legumes in order to revitalise the soil and reduce its compaction and use natural phyto-fortifiers to stimulate the plants' self defence. The soils are marl, lime and clay. They have planted lots of trees to replace the many lost over the years and to protect the vineyards, and this has attracted wildlife to return.
The firm makes a classic range of Piemontese wines, some from single vineyards and grows the rare native white grape Nascetta. Their winemaking is more old school in style, but where it can be improved upon naturally they will do so. For Piemontese wines their prices are attractive too.