Situated a short drive from the stunning hilltop village of La Morra in Piedmont, northern Italy, the Mauro Veglio estate was founded in the 1960s by Angelo Veglio. Today it is owned and managed by Angelo’s son Mauro and his wife Daniela, along with Mauro’s winemaker nephew Alessandro.
Over the years, various family alliances have brought the estate’s vineyard holdings to 19 hectares of well-placed sites, predominantly in La Morra but also across Monforte d’Alba and Barolo. These include five important crus, or Menzioni Geografiche, of Barolo: Arborina, Gattera, Castelletto, Paiagallo and Roche dell’Annunziata. In the vineyards, pesticides and herbicides are eschewed. In addition to Barolo, the estate also vinifies other great reds of the Langhe: Langhe Nebbiolo, Barbera, and Dolcetto d’Alba.
Rooted in a viticultural and winemaking philosophy of sustainability and drinkability, there is a great purity of expression across the crus. The wines are inoculated with wild, native yeasts and the winemaking team favours short and controlled macerations with minimal sulfates and less that 30% new oak.
The resulting wines are concentrated yet balanced – bright and perfumed with texture and soft fruit making them excellent for early and medium-term drinking.