Monforte d'Alba Piedmont
Established in 1988 by Ricardo and his late brother Aldo, the Seghesio family have been growing grapes here since 1964. Today, Ricardo is flanked by niece Michaela and nephews Sandro and Marco.
The vineyards are located on the eastern side of Monforte on the border with Serralunga and the crown jewel is the cru La Villa (officially part of Castelletto), a near monopole for the Seghesio family that lies between Castelletto and Ginestra. The winery is located above La Villa with sweeping views across to Serralunga. The Seghesios farm sustainably and no synthetics have ever been used. Stylistically the wines blend modern and traditional with a light hand in the cellar that favours elegance and balance.
It could be said that Seghesio fly under the radar, but then this is a humble family that doesn't seek the limelight. For those in the know, the wines are highly regarded and remain outstanding value. In fact we've lost count of the number of times we've been out with local winemakers who always order a bottle of La Villa. That's a good enough endorsement for us!