Marcarini is located in the heart of La Morra, a quaint hilltop village with a population of 2,758. The building goes back to the 1700s and is connected to a medieval tower. Its cool, underground cellars provide an ideal environment for classic élevage. And in fact, classic is a keyword in the Marcarini philosophy, which combines tradition and modernity. Their range is exquisite with its embracing style, superb longevity and that blockbuster structure Piedmont is famous for. Marcarini, founded in the 1850s, was among the very first in the Langhe area to designate single vineyards on its labels – as early as the 1950s. In fact, Boschi di Berri, one of its outstanding, historic crus is over 150 years old and planted with rare, pre- Phylloxera Dolcetto vines. All their vineyards are estate-owned and their names alone speak volumes: “Brunate” and “La Serra” in La Morra; “Sargentin” in Neviglie, quintessence of Moscato country; “Muschiavino” and a second “La Serra” vineyard at Montaldo Roero. These wonderful locations, the steepness of the slopes, the nature of the terrain, sun exposure and exceptional microclimates are not only conducive to top wines, but to non-aggressive, natural vineyard management.
Vineyards under vine add up to 42 acres of the estate’s total 62 acres (17 and 25 hectares respectively). The property has been family-owned for four generations. Manuel Marchetti currently runs the winery alongside generation number six, Andrea, Chiara and Elisa Marchetti. Andrea received his degree in Business and Economics and works with his father running the business side of the winery. Chiara became a chef with an eye towards setting up a Marcarini restaurant at the family agriturismo, while Elisa, received her degree in viticulture and enology, just like her mother. The great Marcarini tradition perseveres.