Matteo Correggia

Piedmont, Italy

When Matteo Correggia inherited his father's estate in 1985, the wine-growing boom was a long way off and farmers on the left bank of the river Tanaro grew fruit and vegetables alongside vines that were used for making wine for a few close friends. Matteo was a young farmer who was very keen on wine growing. He worked carefully and was ready to learn and improve in every detail. This feature would become characteristic of everything he did. Matteo decided that his project was simple and for this reason, he would not give up. Making not just producing wines to be remembered: this is what he was going to do.

With grapes produced in over 20 hectares of vineyards and managed personally, Matteo Correggia produces a wide range of wines. Starting at the foundations - the four grape varieties that are symbolic of his region, Matteo reached the absolute top in producing the Nebbiolo d'Alba and Barbera d'Alba wines, before bringing to life the Roero and Roero Arneis wines. Alongside these wines - that represent not only a genuine part of the local tradition but also a new expression of the essence of this region are the challenges of the concern looking for new opportunities. It started growing traditional grape varieties like the Brachetto of the Roero or international red varieties and the Sauvignon Blanc. The wines are naturally the products of the ground where grapevines put down their roots: sandy ground that has little clay or silt and is very loose and therefore extremely suitable to product rich and refined bouquets. Whereever the prehistoric traces of the Roero are more evident, the soils that cover the deep and compact marlstones give their best to the roots of the Nebbiolo vinestocks. All the vines by Matteo Correggia are the result of personal experience and there is no room for fashion or doctrine.

All wines are bottled on the premises, in a dedicated area, where a large warehouse for stocking the bottles are underground. The bottles are also labeled here in keeping with Matteo Correggia's tradition. They are decorated with paintings by Coco Cano depicting the gentle slopes planted with vines and bathed by the Roero's hot sun.