It was patriarch Giovanni Battista, together with the rest of the family, who conceived the cellars in Neive with the express purpose of welcoming, receiving visitors and introducing them to the pleasures of the excellent wines produced on the hillsides of Neive.
And reminding them of the territory’s past in a museum dedicated to instructing visitors in the history of these hillsides and the labour which went into their cultivation.
Neive, in fact, is a choice spot in the Barbaresco appellation; officially “the town of four wines” (Nebbiolo, Barbera, Dolcetto and Moscato), its soil and micro-climate are known not only for the high quality it gives to the grapes but also to the important structure of Neive’s Barbaresco, often compared in its structure and concentration to a wine of Barolo.
Gallina, the original family vineyard, is a choice cru, recognized as such for many decades, and it has now been joined by parcels from such high level locations as San Cristoforo, Fausoni, Starderi, and Tetti di Neive. And, icing on the cake, a well made Barolo from vineyards in La Morra and Monforte, is also offered.