1 - Ceretto
Estate, in Alba
In the late 80s the Ceretto family found an old farmstead in the outskirts of Alba, and gradually transformed it into its main offices. This estate, known as Monsordo Bernardina and historically linked to the love story between Vittorio Emanuele II and the beautiful Rosina, within a few years became the main hub of the company; here we carry out not only the activities associated with the production and refinement of some of the most important wine labels, but also the administrative and commercial activities, offices and warehouse. There are more than 30 hectares of vineyards that surround the farmstead, both traditional and international varieties, all grown under strong principles of environmental sustainability. Tradition at the house of Ceretto rhymes with innovation and here under creative forces, in 2009, The Berry (l’Acino) was created, a permanent installation overlooking the beautiful vineyards, which complements the modern space to welcome guests and promote the region.
2 - Bricco Rocche Winery
in Castiglione Falletto
The winery at Castiglione Falletto was built in 1982 and was created to vinify grapes coming from the finest vineyards of the Barolo denomination. It was extended in 2000, with the construction of the futuristic glass Cube, that provides a perfectly integrated contrast of modern design against the profile of the hills that surround it. Bricco Rocche is the home for vinifying and ageing some of the most prestigious crus of the region, as well as that of its namesake: Brunate from La Morra, Prapò from Serralunga D’Alba, and Cannubi San Lorenzo from Barolo.
3 - Bricco Asili Winery
Bricco Asili was the first winery built by Bruno and Marcello Ceretto, in 1973. The idea was to create a place dedicated to vinification and ageing, building it precisely in the place where the grapes come from, based on French château model. Currently, grapes from two exceptional climat are processed,: Bernadot from Treiso and Asili from Barbaresco.
4 - The Vignaioli of S. Stefano
in Santo Stefano Belbo
With a kind of metaphorical return to their origins, Bruno and Marcello Ceretto, along with Giancarlo Scavino, in 1976, founded I Vignaioli di Santo Stefano, in the actual birthplace of their father Riccardo. A new challenge with the objective of raising the quantity of a wine that had become too commercial and of poor quality from excessive production. In 1995, with the passing of Giancarlo early that year at a young age, his two sons Gianpiero and Andrea, took over his part. The winery owns 30 hectares and rents the San Maurizio Estate, a prestigious hillside area of approximately 15 hectares in the municipality of Santo Stefano Belbo. Careful pruning, bunch-thinning and sorting during the harvest are the cornerstones of the work in the vineyards, also organic (the Company is in conversion). The decanting, fining and filtration are reduced to a minimum to protect and enhance the grape’s aromatic properties. I Vignaioli wanted to reinvent the image of the bottle; Bersanetti, one of the greatest Italian designers, created a tall and thin bottle with a unique label that resembles a crescent-moon Pavesian memory.