Alario Claudio

Piedmont – Langhe, Italia

This is our Dolcetto specialist, with beautiful labels, evocative of the celebrated scenery of the Langhe hills. That’s the backdrop to the history and activity of this small family business, founded in the early 1900. For three generations they have dedicated themselves to the care and cultivation of vines.

Their Story

The winery dates back to the 1900’s when Claudio’s grandfather was supplying grapes to other wineries. Three generations later Claudio had the conviction (and, as it turns out, ability) to produce very fine wines of his own from the family’s prime vineyards in Verduno, Serralunga d’Alba and Diano D’Alba. He is respected as one of the finest producers in Diano D’Alba.  Having trained at the Istituto Superiore di Agraria in 1988 his first wine was a Dolcetto, a grape that has remained his first love. This was followed by Barbera, Nebbiolo, and, in 1995, his first Barolo. He now produces no fewer than three separate, single vineyard Dolcettos. From his beguiling Dolcetto to the complex yet approachable Barolo Riva which has won accolades to rival many of the region’s finest, his wines are invariably beautifully made, marrying profundity and richness to accessibility; tannins and acidity to ripe fruit.

Founded: 1940
Owner: Lorenzo and Gabriele
Vineyard: Roero, Piedmont
Annual Production: 80,500 bottles
Varieties: Arneis, Barbera and Nebbiolo

Quick Facts on Piedmont - Langhe

PIEDMONTE: Moderate continental climate, protected by the Alps to the north and from weather systems coming from the Mediterranean by the Apennines.

LANGHE: New generation of high-quality wines. The region covers a wide area.

VARIETIES: Arneis, Favorita, Nebbiollo, Dolcetto, Freisa.