The sandy and fossil-rich soils of Roero, on the Northern side of the Tanaro River in Piemonte, are famous for their unique expression of the Nebbiolo grape variety. The Almondo family can trace their lineage in the village back to the 14th century, but it wasn’t until the 1980s that Domenico Almondo set out to raise his humble family farm to a quality focused winery.
A focus on quality vine growing in the beautiful vineyards of Roero help to ensure that the grapes are in the optimal condition when they are hand-picked and brought to the winery. The Giovanni Almondo style has a strong focus on aroma and minerality, and so the wines are handled gently. Wine making is in the traditional style, with the wine raised in large Slavonian oak.