Born to Carlo in 1935, Michelino left school at the age of 10 in order to help with his father’s work. Michelino’s desire to work (a desire he has to this day, even at the age of 80) resulted in the winery’s solid expansion to include the new Barbera and Nebbiolo vineyards which flank the Dolcetto vine. With aging, the King Wines – the Barolo – is derived from them.
Osvaldo, the winery’s current owner and Michelino’s son, joined the company in the early 90s. In 2007 Osvaldo’s brother-in-law Marco then joined with a view to probing new markets. These new markets were later consolidated thanks to consultant Sebastiano Ramello. Simone, the latest family member to join the company, arrived in July 2014. A new cellar comprising an aging section and a tasting hall was inaugurated in September 2015.
The wines of Cantina Veglio Michelino & Figlio tell of the land from which they come The vineyard is at the heart of everything. It makes us rejoice and causes us anguish, but it is here that we spend most of our time – and it is for this reason that each bottle contains not only wine but also study and research, disappointment and satisfaction. A love for this land, a desire to protect it, and the ability to create new ways of adding to its value, have guided our company’s philosophy since 1870.
Built at the beginning of the 2000s, the new cellar is made up of two vinification areas: the aging section and the storage section. The grapes, which have been cared for over the months of work in the vineyard, are brought to the cellar for soft pressing. Constant temperature control and natural colour stabilization are the foundational steps to producing our wine. The use of selected yeasts prepares the wine for storage in steel barrels or for the aging department. The bottles are kept for about six months in special baskets in the storage area.