For more than a half century, Scarpa has been a leading producer and champion of Piedmont’s native grape varieties. Today, it continues to stand apart from the field of Barbera and Nebbiolo growers thanks to its one-of-a-kind library of old vintages that it releases each year. Renowned for its single-vineyard Barbera d’Asti, “La Bogliona,” with library releases that stretch back to the 1990s and beyond, Scarpa also produces top Barolo, Barbaresco, and a range of monovarietal wines made from indigenous varieties. In the 2000s, this historic property also revived its production of vermouth and was among the first to release a Vermouth di Torino when the new category was created in 2017. The estate was founded in the 19th century by Antonio Scarpa, a Venetian who had a deep appreciation of Piedmontese wines. But it wasn’t until the late 1940s, when the legendary Mario Pesce began to guide the estate, that collectors began to take note of the unrivaled quality and nuance of the wines. Today, Pesce’s nephew, Carlo Castino, continues to live on the grounds of the winery and serves as a “historic memory” of vintages stretching back to the 1980s when he took over as winemaker. Growing and winemaking practices have remained unchanged since that time. Scarpa’s red wines are raised exclusively in large cask botti, yet another element that makes them stand out among its peers.