Ferdinando Principiano is one of the new crop of exciting young winegrowers to farm Piedmont's Langhe hills. He graduated from Alba's Scuola Viticole Umberto-1 in 1993, joining his father Americo at the Monforte d'Alba domaine following an apprenticeship at both Giacomo Conterno & Roberto Voerzio; the best of both worlds you could say. The former drove his determination to produce a pure and balanced style of Barolo, persuading him that nurturing the vineyard soil and rejecting the use of artificial fertilisers and pesticides gives the correct conditions for the vine to thrive in. Voerzio taught him tradition for its’ own sake does not necessarily give you the best results.
Initially seduced by the '90s fashion for making souped-up wines that 'guaranteed' 100 point scores in American magazines, Ferdinando changed direction in 2003 when he found that these same wines proved undrinkable, falling over with age. Now the yields are not so low; the vineyards rich with wildlife; the roto-fermentors removed; his foot off the gas. The wines are all aged in French oak, the fermentation shorter and the ripening period extended when desired in his now all-organic vineyards. Also, Ferdinando has discotinued the use of copper in the vineyards and uses such an infinitessimal amount of asulphur across the estate as to be virtually undetectable.

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Principiano Barbera D'Alba Romualda 2013
Oak aged Barbers. Fine, long and laden with structured fruits
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Principiano Barolo Boscareto 2011
Sweetly fragrant, luxuriant single vineyard Barolo
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Principiano Barolo 'Ravera' 2015
Old vine single vineyard elegance
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Principiano Dosset 2016
Zero sulphur 'everyday' organic Dolcetto
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Principiano Nebbiolo 2013
Made in the traditional Barolo style but at a fraction of the price
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