For a long time, his father grew grapes that he took to the still-existent Cantina Sociale Terre del Barolo, and a modest amount of fruit that he sold at local markets. It was a small agricultural holding with about 4 to 5 hectares of land.
In 1976 he asked him if I wanted to take over the running of the company. With the agreement with his wife Giuliana he set out on this great adventure. In those days, growing grapes and selling them was not very profitable, so I decided to try my hand at making wine.
As his adventure unfolded, the decision to become a wine producer meant he was faced with the need to increase the amount of land under cultivation, and so in 1977 he bought a small plot in the heart of the “Bussia” district. The result was Bricotto Bussia, his first Barolo produced in 1979. Then in 1981 he managed to get hold of a fantastic vineyard on the Ginestre hill in Monforte, from which he produce Ciabot Mentin barolo. In 1990 he bought another piece of land in the same area where he make Pajana barolo, and in 1995 a vineyard situated in an area known as Mosconi, which is where Percristina barolo originates.
With a lot of hard work, enthusiasm and some frustration, they built up a company which now comprises 21 hectares of vineyards producing a total of around 110,000 bottles a year.