We promote innovation, but not when it means manipulation or forcing, preferring balance in every operation or process in the cellar.
Cleanliness, timeliness, care and experience: these are our guarantees of quality.
Our adventure in the world of wine began in the mid-20th century, when sharecropper and farmer Angelo Veglio chose to invest in native grapes by purchasing his first vineyard in Gattera, in the Annunziata hamlet of La Morra, making many sacrifices and showing great foresight.
In 1979, he took over part of Cascina Nuova and about five hectares of vineyards in some of the most prestigious crus, including Arborina and Rocche dell’Annunziata.
In the early days, the farm was devoted mainly to the production of ready-to-drink wine, sold in demijohns. Mauro, who took over at the helm of the winery at a very young age, following his father’s illness, understood the importance of focusing on Barolo at a time when wine in the Langhe was synonymous with sweat, toil and meagre earnings.
Major renovation work began on the cellar, along with the renewal of the vineyards; and the desire to innovate techniques matured, in an attempt to promote a product that had been neglected for far too long. In 1987, Mauro married Daniela and, within a few years, the vineyards in La Morra were joined by those in Monforte d’Alba.
These were adventurous years, in which producers exchanged knowledge, technology and advice, driven by the desire to evolve and make the most of the fruit of their labour. Groups of visionaries who believed in a profound renewal of the way Barolo was made were formed: no more rustic, random bottles, but clean, ready wines with greater polyphenolic extraction and measured use of small barrels.
The reference was Burgundy and the experience of the vignerons, in search of Barolo that was fresher and drinkable in a shorter time. The French example and the methanol scandal marked a watershed in the name of quality: chemical fertilisers were eliminated while priority was given to care in the vineyard, and lower yields, resulting from thinning out the bunches and green harvests, made it possible to obtain healthier, riper grapes, and there was a growing focus on cleanliness in the cellar processes.
The innovative approach and a break with tradition did not go unnoticed, culminating in a real generational and stylistic conflict between the promoters of modernity and the defenders of tradition.
One thing was certain, however, quite apart from the ideological diatribes: thanks to the strength of a shared experience and the desire for redemption, the new interpretation of Barolo shone the international spotlight on the Langhe.
In 2017, Mauro and Daniela announced the merger of their company with that of their nephew Alessandro Veglio. A move that stemmed from a strong desire to bring a breath of fresh air to the team and guarantee the winery a family-run future.
Alessandro, who was born in 1982, brought his winemaking experience to the company, in an inter-generational exchange that focuses on quality, with the aim of making balanced wines with a strong identity, without taking a particular stance.