The vineyards are located on the eastern side of Monforte on the border with Serralunga and the crown jewel is the cru La Villa, a near monopole for the Seghesio family that sits between Castelletto and Ginestra. The winery is located in Castelletto, with sweeping views across to Serralunga. The Seghesios farm sustainably and no synthetics have ever been used. Stylistically the wines blend modern and traditional with a light hand in the cellar that favours elegance and balance.
Dolcetto, Barbera and Nebbiolo are planted on the north side whilst both Barolo wines come from La Villa. La Villa is four hectares in total and the Seghesio’s own more than 90%. Officially part of Castelletto, La Villa sits between Castelletto and Ginestra and although it shares similarities in exposure and shape with Ginestra, the wines display the freshness typically found in Castelletto.
It could be said that Seghesio fly under the radar. But for those ‘in the know’, the wines are highly regarded and remain outstanding value. In fact we’ve lost count of the number of times we’ve been out with local winemakers who always order a bottle of La Villa. That’s a good enough endorsement for us!