A story with deep roots...

Domenico Clerico

... "Dear Dad, It is with great honor that I accept to continue the company that you have created with a lifetime of hard work: but please accept my desire with the utmost respect for everything that you've done and handed down, to continue only making wine. I want to prove to everyone, with your support and the help of Giuliana, that I can make great wines that people will appreciate, because in this land where we live, there is something precious that we still do not understand"...

For some time, my father was growing grapes that he bestowed to the wine cooperative, and a modest amount of fruit that he sold to the markets of the area. It was a typical, small farm in Piedmont, of about 4-5 hectares of land. In 1976, he asked me if I wanted to take over the reins of the company. I agreed, along with my wife Giuliana, to begin this great adventure ...

Since the beginning I have prioritised working amongst the vines, convinced that to get good wines you must care for the vineyard with love and dedication, establishing an deep connection with the land and a continuous exchange of learning and understanding the needs of the vine in every moment throughout the year.

And so, following my adventure to choose to start producing great wines, I was faced with the need to buy new vineyards, well positioned among my favourite crus. In 1977 I purchased a small plot in the heart of "Bussia", which allowed me to produce my first Barolo "Bussia Briccotto". A few years later, I was able to obtain an amazing vineyard in the "Ginestra" cru from which I started to produce my Barolo "Ciabot Mentin" and shortly after, another vineyard in this same beautiful cru, from where I get the Barolo for "Pajana." In 1995 I selected a piece of land in another cru called "Mosconi" and so began the life of my Barolo "Percristina."

With a lot of hard work and determination, we were able to build a company that today consists of approximately 21 hectares and a total production of 110,000 bottles per year.

Not satisfied, during the period between 2005 and 2006, I searched long and hard for a new goal that would give me the right stimulus to put me, once again, challenge myself further. And so my Barolo was created from Serralunga D’Alba, a commune very close to Monforte d'Alba, but in some ways very different. It takes its form as Aeroplanservaj.