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Born in 1981, he initially achieved the enotechnician diploma from the Oenological School of Alba in 2001 and then the diploma in "Business and Economics" from the University of Turin in 2003. Grown in La Morra, he has been working, since he was a child, both in the vineyards and in the cellar. Following his diplomas, he gained experience working both in the United Kingdom and in Italy. Starting from 2005 he works full time in the estate, focusing on the production and on the commercialization in foreign countries. Since 2012 he is the President of the "Albeisa" association.

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about Gattera terroir
A cedar of Lebanon towers atop the very summit of the Monfalletto hill: ancient, imposing, majestic, it can be seen from every compass point of the entire Barolo production zone. From the point where it towers, equally, all of the significant spots of the area can be seen, every valley, the profiles of the hills by means of which, for 360°, the boundaries of the appellation can be discerned and identified, offering, in this way, the possibility of appreciating the overall extension of the production zone.
The tree is part of the history and traditions of Barolo. It was planted by Costanzo Falletti di Rodello and Eulalia Della Chiesa di Cervignasco - ancestors of the current owners, the Cordero di Montezemolo family - to commemorate their marriage in 1856 and to symbolize their love for their native area.
According to the family tradition, the newlyweds hoped that these sentiments would remain rooted in the heart of their descendants,; the tree, little by little, would grow and become majestically long-lived: it was intended to remind future generations of the couple's hopes and wishes.The hill is called Monfalletto, from the ancient Mons Fallettorum, which then became Mont Falet, or the Mountain of the Falletti family. The Monfalletto property has belonged to the family ever since 1340. Today there is the 19th generation which owns the estate, one which has never been either sold, acquired, or divided up. Its origins, however, as already described, derive from the Falletto, the most important noble family of Piedmont's Langhe area. The line was divided into many branches during the Middle Ages, and the La Morra branch was, in particular, the owners of the property in the Annunziata zone of La Morra.
The last Falletti of the line (Luigia Falletti di Rodello) had one sole child, who married a Cordero di Montezemolo (a noble family originally from Mondovì in Piedmont), with whom she had one sole son: Paolo Cordero di Montezemolo. The parents of Paolo Cordero died when he was a small child and he was raised by his grandmother, Luigia Falletti. When she, in turn, died in 1941, the grandmother's property (including Monfalletto) was inherited directly by her sole surviving grandson, i.e. Paolo Cordero di Montezemolo.
The Falletto family line died out with Marquise Luigia Falletti, but it can be said that the Monfalletto property, nonetheless, has remained in the family and was directly inherited by the line. Paolo Cordero died in 1988. His sons, Giovanni and Enrico, guided the estate until 2007, when Enrico sold his share to Elena and Alberto Cordero, Giovanni's sons.
The cellars have always been located in La Morra, in the family palace (which has remained in the family, but is now unoccupied), but the current Monfalletto cellars were constructed between 1979 and 1980. Where once there were only the farm buildings – stables, barn, and housing for the sharecroppers – now there are the offices and the private home, restructured and enlarged from 1992 on. The property currently extends over more than 85 acres (35 hectares), for the most part grouped into one block in La Morra, the Monfalletto-Bricco Gattera cru, and the remaining part in Castiglione Falletto.
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