Deep roots and rich history

Domenico Clerico

Dear Papa, it is with great appreciation that I accept to take on the responsibility and honor of the company you built over a lifetime of hard work. I have utmost respect for the work you have done and I am incredibly grateful for all that you have given me; nevertheless, I hope you can understand and accept my desire and passion for making wine.With the support of you and Giuliana, I can prove to everyone that I am capable of making truly great wines that people will appreciate, giving them a better understanding of our land while recognizing the tremendous potential we have in this special place.

For many years, my father grew grapes that were sold off to the local wine cooperative and local markets from our small 4 hectare farm in Piedmont. In 1976, he asked me if I wanted to take over the company, so along with my wife Giuliana, we began our great adventure...

Since the very beginning, my priority was working among the vines, convinced that in order to make great wine, one must care for the vineyard with love and dedication. As I began this journey, one of the first tasks was to purchase new vineyards so I decided to set my sites on my favorite crus in the region.
I quickly established a deep connection with the land and as a result developed an on going exchange with each vineyard, continuously learning and better understanding the needs of each vine at each moment of the year.

In 1977 I purchased a small plot in the heart of “Bussia”, which allowed me to produce my first Barolo “Briccotto Bussia”. 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 that take the name of another Barolo of mine, “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.

Relentless in my pursuit for improvement, in 2005 I set my sights on a higher goal that would allow me to grow and better myself as a winemaker. As a result, I created a new Barolo from Serralunga d’Alba, a commune very close to Monforte d’Alba, offering distinct and unique characteristics that bring to life “Aeroplanservaj”.

I never give up, even in the face of severe challenges.
I remain relentlessly focused on excellence in every aspect of the vineyard and cellar and takes great pride in the wine I craft and the terroir that shines through in each of my bottle.