This modest estate located just a stone’s throw from Barbaresco’s village center was founded in in the 1930s by Giovanni Giordano. As with many small family operations, the Giordano family began as growers and sellers of grapes. In 1960, Giovanni’s son Luigi began to vinify his own grapes, launching what is today a fourth-generation winery producing excellent wines from some of Barbaresco’s most prestigious crus.
These Barbaresco crus include Asili, Montestefano, Ronchi, and the small but historic Cavanna, lying just below the town of Barbaresco. Giordano owns 90% of this cru, and their Cavanna bottling represents the first and only single-vineyard cru in the market from this source, showcasing the winery’s elegant, hands-off style of winemaking. Fermentations for all Giordano’s Barbarescos are up to 30 days in stainless steel, with gentle pump-overs followed by two years in 30- to 50-hectoliter Slavonian botti.
Other wines produced at the estate are a Langhe Rosso (Nebbiolo co-fermented with a touch of Arneis), a metodo classico from Nebbiolo, and some small amounts of Barbera, Dolcetto, and Freisa.