Aurelio Settimo Eng
Aurelio Settimo is a small 6,7-hectare winery in La Morra, Piedmont, that was founded in the early 1940s by Settimo’s parents. In its early days, all kinds of agricultural activities were a part of the property but when the new generation took over it was an easy choice to concentrate solely on wine. Aurelio, who took control of the property, had early on noticed its phenomenal potential for growing vines.
Since 2007 Settimo’s daughter Tiziana has been running the property. She has upheld old traditions but has also committed to a more organic type of agriculture and meticulous work in the vineyards. The main emphasis is on the 5,7 hectares planted with Nebbiolo, but they also have a hectare of Dolcetto. About half of Settimo's Nebbiolo vines lie on the south-facing slopes of the famous Rocche dell’Annunziata vineyard that gets warm sunshine from the morning to late in the afternoon. The vineyard rises to an elevation of 270 meters above sea level and consists of clay and limestone soils – all of this creates an optimal environment for making aromatic, full-bodied and softly tannic Barolo.