Manuel Marchetti and his late wife, Luisa, have overseen the family winery since 1990, with Manuel responsible for sales & promotions, Luisa managed the vineyard and with consultant oenologist Armando Cordero orchestrating the wines.
Founded by Luisa’s great-great-great-grandfather, the estate was one of the very first in the area to designate single vineyards on its labels (as early as the 1950s). In fact, one of Marcarini’s superb, historical crus is the 100-year-old Boschi di Berri, whose Dolcetto vines are the oldest in Italy, the only ones to have survived phylloxera and maintained original rootstock.
The building itself, adjoining a medieval tower, goes back to the 1700s, and the cool, ancient underground cellars provide an ideal environment for the wines’ classic élevage.
Classic, in fact, is a keyword in the Marcarini philosophy. Ideally poised between traditional and modern, the wines are both voluptuous, embracing in style and with superb longevity, and have the blockbuster structure of Piedmont’s best.
Today, the sixth generation, comprised of Andrea, Chiara, and Elisa Marchetti has begun to take an active role in the winery’s activities.
Andrea received his degree in Business and Economics and now works with his father running the business side of the winery. Chiara is a chef with an eye towards setting up a Marcarini restaurant at the family Agriturismo, and Elisa finished the University of Viticulture and Oenology Science, just like her mother did; today she takes care of the vineyards and wines.
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