Ferdinando Principiano

Ferdinando Principiano produces ethereal, world-class elegant and natural wines in the Barolo subzone of Monforte, from vineyards in Monforte, Serralunga, and Alta Langa. He started nearly 30 years ago, in 1993, with 7 hectares from his father and grandfather, and today farms nearly 21 hectares of vineyards using exclusively organic farming practices that promote biodiversity in and around his vineyards. This includes buying adjacent forests, and creating a pond at the base of his Boscareto cru that acts as a home for migratory birds, and a chorus of frogs. All cellar work is low-intervention.