Gianluca Battaglio loves his land. But he was taught that love from his father and grandfather. They were talented farmers that stood out for making the impossible, possible. Gianluca’s grandfather was awarded a knighthood by the Italian government because he found a way to cultivate peach trees that consistently grew quality peaches every season. A huge achievement at the time. His natural farming techniques were exported abroad. Fast forward a couple of generations and Gianluca has taken his grandfather’s natural farming talents and using them in his vineyards. And the results are worthy of knighthood!

From The Beaten Path To The Beating Heart Of Barbaresco

Why You’ll Love Battaglio

In Northwestern Italy there is a little town called Vezza d’Alba. Rich in history and culture, you can find traces of prehistoric tribes from the Stone Age to ancient Roman roads. The Romans used the area as a vacation getaway from the big cities. They found it to be a beautiful place and rich in agriculture.

Vezza d’Alba is famous for its white truffles which are hunted down by trained dogs in the forest. It’s one of the most cherished ingredients on earth.

And above all else Vezza d’Alba is known for its noble wines. Nebbiolo, considered one of the greatest wine grapes in the world is the law of the land here.

When there are noble wines you find noble families which have been inhabiting this ancient village since Medieval times.

There’s a long history of winemaking where the indigenous Piemontese grapes grow and are well-respected throughout the world like Nebbiolo and Barbera.

It’s in this town where the Battaglio family have lived for centuries.

In the early twentieth century Giovanni Battaglio was awarded “Cavaliere del Lavoro” which is the equivalent of becoming a Knight. He was awarded this high national honor for his great work in agriculture which included wine.

His commitment to producing quality products from the land continues with his grandson Gianluca Battaglio. Gianluca is a certified oenologist who masterfully blends ancient winemaking techniques with only the modern techniques that are natural.

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