In 1961, Rosangela Clerici Riccadonna (who belongs to one of Piedmont's oldest
wine-making families) founded Valfieri at Alba, dedicating this
new and original cellar to the production of Alba's
traditional, classic wines.
Valfieri subsequently moved to Costigliole d'Asti, in the heart of
one of the region's most prized grape-growing zones, and management of the cellar was taken over
by Mrs Riccadonna's children, Angelo and Mariachiara Clerici, who continue the family's tradition
with commitment and enthusiasm.
More than thirty-five years have passed since the Cellar was founded,
and during this time the wine sector has changed dramatically. The economics of wine has become
globalised. But Valfieri remains faithful to traditional values, which doesn't mean banal repetition
of past methods, but rather a continuous effort to improve production, to make wines whose quality
is perceived and not imposed.