Our company is based in the heart of the Langa, in Alba, in the hamlet of San Rocco Seno d'Elvio: we grow and vinify our grapes to produce wines that are the most direct expression of a unique terroir.
The history of the Adriano Marco e Vittorio agricultural company begins at the beginning of the twentieth century, when our grandfather Giuseppe, a sharecropper, together with his wife Teresa started the cultivation of vines, an activity later carried on by his son Aldo and his wife Maddalena.
The 1994 harvest was the year in which the first wines with the Adriano label were bottled. It is we grandchildren Marco, Vittorio and Michela who carry on the company. Today there are 30 hectares of vineyards, cultivated with Nebbiolo from Barbaresco, Barbera, Dolcetto, Freisa, Sauvignon Blanc and Moscato Bianco.
Our family is a typical example of a family-run farm , deeply rooted in the Piedmontese tradition. It will continue to remain so because promising grandchildren are growing in the "nursery": Elisa, Andrea and Sofia.
We are independent winemakers and our work is also recognized by the "The Green Experience" certification, typical of Piedmontese wines. In fact, we pursue objectives of biodiversity conservation, valorization of various production methods, we take care of a landscape that is included in the UNESCO list as a world heritage site and we act with profound respect for the consumer. For 10 years we have no longer used chemical weed control in the vineyard and a photovoltaic system provides us with the energy we need in the cellar in a clean way.
The soil where our vineyards grow is made up of marine sediments, with marl and different types of sand. In particular, the vineyards in the S. Rocco Seno d'Elvio area grow on sandy sediments, while those in Neive see a greater presence of clay and silt. The layout of all our vineyards is that of the "girapoggio": the rows follow the level curves of the hills and cross the slopes horizontally. In this way we eliminate hill erosion, with grassing. We prune the vineyards using the Guyot method, with the aim of maximum quality : for this reason we leave a single fruit-bearing shoot on the vine.
Marco, Vittorio and Michela Adriano