The traditional winery is located in the municipality of Neive (province of Cuneo) in the Italian region Piedmont, It was here in 1862 by Louis Oudart In the historical cellar that still exists today, the first dry built Barbaresco produced, which then attracted international attention. The business was acquired by the Stupino family in 1964 and is now managed by Italo Stupino. Claudio Rogger is responsible as technical-oenological director. In 2012 a newly built cellar with the latest technical status was put into operation and in 2015 the historical cellar was renovated for specially developed wines.
The vineyards cover 27 hectares. You are with the red varieties Nebbiolo. Barbera. Dolcetto. Alba Rossa and Pinot Nero ( Pinot Noir ), as well as the white wine varieties Arneis, Moscato ( Muscat Blanc ) and Riesling Renano ( Riesling ) planted. Some of the varieties Nebbiolo and Arneis are special clones that were selected on experimental vineyards in the winery. Management is carried out using a central weather station, the data of which is transmitted to the university in Piacenza, where it is processed according to mathematical models and made available to the winery. This enables targeted measures in the vineyard. Pest control is done using environmentally friendly disrupter carried out and the use of chemical substances reduced to a minimum. Weed control is mechanical.
The large product range includes various wines from the DOC / DOCG ranges Barbaresco. Barbera d'Alba. Dolcetto d'Alba. Piemonte. Langhe and Moscato d'Asti, The premium wines are Barbaresco Riserva Albesani Santo Stefano, (vines over 50 years old, fermentation in stainless steel, maturation in 35 hl wooden barrels), Barbera d'Alba Santo Stefano (fermentation in stainless steel, maturation in 35 hl wooden barrels) and Piemonte Albarossa (fermentation in stainless steel, aging in 20% new barrique). Around 170,000 bottles of wine are produced annually, of which two thirds are mainly exported to the USA, Canada and Europe (England, Germany, Switzerland, Sweden).