Roccasanta farm was born in January 2006 from the hands and the heart of the young (just over twenty years old) oenologist Pietro Monti. Pietro gave new life to the vineyards owned by the family since 1995, directly managing the renewal of the plants and the variation of the vines.
The winery is located in the heart of Altalanga and precisely in Perletto, a small village where the tradition of heroic viticulture on dry stone walls terraces has been kept alive. Pietro's imprint has led the winery, since its inception, to offer high quality wines extremely respectful of territoriality. Roccasanta directly deals with the entire production chain, from the cultivation of the vine to the bottling, passing through the accurate and precise phases of wine processing.
Far beyond a well-done job, the philosophy that permeates in the wine is, above all, a great passion. In 2011, a serious car accident caused blindness to Pietro; thanks to his enormous passion, he reacted and poured into his winery even more determination and commitment. As a result, Roccasanta winery collected several national and international awards. Always keeping up with the times and thanks to the experience of its owner and creator, the winery, from 2020, has renewed its graphics with labels bearing the words Roccasanta in braille.
And this is only the beginning……
To obtain good quality grapes, and consequently excellent wines, several factors need to be optimized: the grape variety, the kind of soil (different grape varieties suit different types of soil), the density of planting of individual vines, the amount of sunshine (at least 1600 hours /year), the temperate climate and the area where the vineyard lies. Perletto has got all these characteristics right, with its sunny rolling hills. The vineyard faces East, so that they enjoy full sun for most of the day. We cultivate our vines in an environmentally responsible way, without using toxic or harmful products. Viticulture is essential in wine production: to obtain a high quality product we must carefully look after our vines. Special attention is therefore given to careful pruning of the vines, and thinning out of bunches, as a smaller number of bunches per vine assures a better grape quality. Our wine is made in the traditional way with the support of the most up-to-date technologies. Some wines having the right characteristics, are aged in barrique: through a process of micro-oxygenation, the natural tannins polymerize, giving the wine a mellow and pleasing flavour.
Perletto (The pearl of Langhe) is a commune (municipality) in the Province of Cuneo in the Italian region of Piedmont, located about 70 km southeast of Turin and about 60 km northeast of Cuneo. Perletto stands on the right bank of the Bormida river, north of Cortemilia and 35 Kms from Alba , Acqui Terme and Cairo Montenotte , in the centre of Langhe. The name of the town comes from the Latin word perlaetum (a name which was found for the first time on a document dating back to 991 BC). The name means "Happy and Joyful Town". The town was part of the estate of a Marquis (Marchese del Vasto) in 1090, and passed to Bonifacio Minore of Cortemilia in 1142. Then, it came under the jurisdiction of Monastery of St.Quintino, located in Spigno. In the year 1203 the land passed to the Marquis Ottone of Savona while in 1209 it became the property of the City of Asti. In the 14th century the town was ruled by the Visconti family. The castle had a succession of owners (Scarampi, Spinola and Valperga families, Noble Gozzani, Toppia family) until it was leased to King Vittorio Emanuele II, who used it as a hunting lodge. From the old castle (dated 1200), only a 36m high tower still survives – though, according to some sources the original height of the tower was 18 trebuchets (approx. 55.5m). Today the tower stands in the middle of the town and is one of the finest historic buildings you can find in the region of Langhe.