The tradition in the contemporary
In Castelletto, a land that gives its name to a renowned Cru of the DOCG Barolo in the municipality of Monforte d’Alba, between the ridges of Perno and Serralunga, born in 2013 Castello di Perno winery. A wine reality with a classic imprint in addition to a contemporary vision, which finds the best expression of its wines in elegance.
Barolo: A Neoclassical Philosophy
Large steel tanks host the winemaking process of the grapes, previously picked up by a careful manual choice in the vineyard, interpreting each vintage in absolute respect for the variety of what our terroir offers.
The Barolo philosophy, pursued through the barrels of ten and twenty hectoliters of French and Slavonian oak, translates the maturation of the Langhe DOC Nebbiolo to its maximum expression, while the large fifty hectoliters barrels of Austrian oak Stockinger refine our Barolo DOCG Castelletto and Perno, true protagonists of the territory.
Quality and neo-classical style marry tradition in the continuous research for specific and innovative techniques, with the aim of producing fine and territorial wines, perfectly recognizable and well balanced.
The history that looks to the future
Castello di Perno dominates the village of the same name, an hamlet of Monforte d’Alba since 1932. The Castle was built in the Middle Ages by the Falletti family as a defensive castle and subsequently transformed, between the 17th and 18th centuries, into a residential home.
A new era
At the end of the seventies of the last century the Castle was bought by the most important italian publisher Giulio Einaudi who made it its secondary headquarters, twin of that of Via Biancamano in Turin, and a working residence for its writers (including Primo Levi, who the small square under the Castle’s walls was recently dedicated to him).
A Home for the Culture
Since 2012, the Castle has been owned by Gregorio Gitti, professor of civil law at the University of Milan and lawyer, also in the Lombard capital. The project of the Gitti’s family from the beginning was double: to restore the Castle of Perno to its history, both to the most recent one driving it like a home for culture and to the oldest one of the cultivation of vines and the vinification of its own grapes.