The great characters are always born from a visionary project, but without the unparalleled ambition to give the maximum nothing really big can develop. This is the guiding philosophy of Ugo Lequio, a boutique producer who strives to strike a delicate balance between tradition and innovation and has made this his most important contibution to Piedmont’s wine culture.
Starting in the early 1980s, Ugo released his first bottles of wine following rigorous fruit selection from the six-hectare Cascina Nuova vineyard. This historic property is located on the sun-drenched Gallina Hill that was once part of the Neive Conti Riccardi Candiani patrimony and now belongs to the Marcarino family. Years later, thanks to experience and experimentation in both the vineyard and the winery, Ugo Lequio has emerged as one of the protagonist of the revolutionary shift that prozes quality wine over quantity. His personal convinction is that class and elegance are tangible in a great wine only if that wine is given sufficient time, in a stress-free atmosphere, to evolve. For this reason, Ugo insists on giving his wines a long and deserved rest before they are released.