Bric Cenciurio

Bric Cenciurio is the name of a small strip of hillside in the commune of Castellinaldo near Roero and is the latest addition to the ranks of Barolo producers. Founded in 1990 when Franco Pittore joined his brother-in-law Carlo Sacchetto to purchase land in the Roero, the goal was single winery sourcing grapes from both Pittatore’s Barolo vineyards and from the Sacchetto family’s grapes in Magliano Alfieri. When Franco Pittatore tragically lost his life in a tractor accident in 1996, his brother-in-law Carlo Sacchetto took over to bring their dream to fruition. He was assisted by Franco’s sister, Fiorella, and by his sons, Alessandro and Alberto. Allesandro is now the head winemaker and creates wines that are sought after by collectors worldwide. The winery currently has 10 hectares under vine including its Roero property. It is planted to Arneis, Barbera, and Nebbiolo d’Alba. The Nebbiolo for Bric Cenciuros world famous Barolo grows in two hectare plot in the prestigious Coste di Rose Cru property. Fortune often favors the brave; Bric Cenciurio’s debut as a Barolo producer coincided with the renowned 1999 vintage.