Taken from “Barbaresco MGA, the Barbaresco Great Vineyards Encyclopedia” Alessandro Masnaghetti Editore – Enogea – All rights reserved

For us, CRU Vallegrande is somewhere between tradition and innovation.

Tradition because it has always represented the home vineyard, the Barbaresco that was first vinified as a single plot by our grandfather Ernesto, back in 1965.

Innovation because now Paola, Valentina and Federica are at the head of this important winemaking project, which saw the birth with the first vintage – 2018 – of Barbaresco Vallegrande Riserva Viti Vecchie.

CRU Vallegrande gives life to austere, deep, important Barbarescos with a complex tannic texture.

The nose points to the earthy aspect of Nebbiolo: citric thyme, Mediterranean scrub, tobacco leaves and blood orange.

The soils, mostly white with a high percentage of sand, impart freshness, minerality and a distinct savouriness typical of the mention.

First vinified as a single CRU by grandfather Ernesto in 1965, it subsequently became a fully-fledged MGA in 1997.

For us, it represents our monopole, with only two winemakers: us and our cousins Grasso Fratelli.

A fine and elegant Barbaresco in form, powerful and austere in substance.