Someone called me by that name because I wanted to make wine my own way. I loved my “garagiste” friends and their heretical, dogma-free wines. Just a few marvelous wines created by true vineyard craftsmen.
So I bet all I had on the Nebbiolo, the Pinot Noir, and the Chardonnay, as well as on that Barolo mountain top, surrounded by one of the last standing truffle woods.
I am the youngest challenger of a family that has been producing wine at Serradenari for the past 150 years. But not only wine : the great-great-grandfather Diatto manufactured one of the first automobiles in Turin, the ancestor Bodoni created the Bodoni font, Chiappero were two members of the Italian Parliament, and Giovanni Negri is the author of beautiful books on wine.