Located in the heart of the Langhe, on the hills of Barolo, this family company was founded in 1994, when Franco Pittore, on the winemaking staff of a famous winery of Barolo, joined his brother-in-law Carlo Sacchetto to purchase land in the Roero and to produce wine himself, utilising fruit from his own vineyard as well in the Costa di Rose area of the Barolo zone. Their goal was a single winery sourcing from both Pittatore’s Barolo vineyards and from the Sacchetto family’s land in Magliano Alfieri.
An ambitious goal, but not impossible, except that fate intervened tragically two years later, when Franco Pittatore lost his life in a tractor accident in his vineyards in Barolo. Carlo then took up the reins to bring their dream to fruition.
In this he was assisted by Franco’s sister, Fiorella, and by his sons, Alessandro and Alberto, who decided to follow their father’s path, attending the Scuola Enologica di Alba and relying on the expert hand of winemaking consultant Gianfranco Cordero to help them along.
They now have 10 hectares under vine, with plantings of arneis , barbera, nebbiolo d’Alba at Magliano Alfieri and Castellinaldo.