The Historical Marchesi Alfieri
The Marchesi Alfieri is a historical winery settled in the baroque castle of San Martino Alfieri between Langhe, Monferrato, and Roero hills. Giovanna, Antonella, and Emanuela run the company since 1983, with Mario Olivero acting as the chief winemaker and director of the company since 1999. The company owns 21 hectares of vineyards and produces around 130,000 bottles of wine each year. You can find history, wine culture, and warm hospitality, all at the same estate here.
Historic Barbera Grapes
The estate vineyards are located on the gentle slopes and are around 70 years old but still grow high-quality grapes. Most of the production is of the historic local Barbera grape while the rest includes Nebbiolo, Pinot Noir, and Grignolino. The Guyot system is used to cultivate vines, and grape clusters are thinned to reduce the yield and increase the overall quality of the grapes. Harvesting is done manually and begins in September and goes on till October.
High-level Winemaking at the Winery
The best grapes are handpicked and brought to the cellar in small crates. They undergo many quality controls so that maximum quality can be generated from each grape. The grapes are vinified carefully to make their famous red and sparkling wine. They aim to make complex, distinct, and elegant wines that show the qualities of the region. Marchesi Alfieri has been awarded by the Yearbook of the Best Italian Wines and Gambero Rosso for their wines.