The Garetto estate takes its origin in the early 1900s, at a very important time for Piedmont Viticulture.
In fact, in those years the region was slowly rising from the phylloxera, which had eradicated much of the vineyards. For some years now, Barbera had shown its particular resistance to this disease. It was also vigorous, with constant production, and gave strong and colourful wines. For these reasons it was the favourite variety for the reconstruction of vineyards, especially in the Asti area, where it had shown a great affinity with these lands since time immemorial. The Agliano area was in fact part of an area called the “golden triangle”, a territory in which Barbera expressed characteristics of excellence.
The Garetto family began bottling the estate’s wines as early as the early 1950s, dedicated to a qualified market, when instead most of the wines of the time were sold in bulk for family consumption or for taverns.
The winery was acquired by the Gagliardo Family from Barolo in July 2017. Since then, they have been preserved by careful mass selection. A rigorous classification of single packages has been started. Organic farming was introduced and large barrels of Barolo were transferred to the cellar for a more delicate aging process.
The production currently consists of 6 wines: Nizza DOCG, Barbera d’Asti DOCG, Barbera d’Asti DOCG Superiore, Grignolino d’Asti DOC, Moscato d’Asti DOCG, Derthona DOC