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The DeForville family emigrated to Piedmont from Belgium in 1848 and established themselves in the village of Barbaresco in 1860. Here, the family was instantly engaged in growing the Nebbiolo grape under the direction of Gioachino De Forville. He was succeeded by his son, Vincenzo, followed by Vincenzo’s nephew, Paolo and, then, the fourth generation is represented by Paolo’s daughter, Mafalda and her husband, Bruno Anfosso. Now, the fifth generation is in place: Valter and Paolo Anfosso, the two sons of Bruno and Mafalda.

In the early part of the twentieth century, the DeForvilles sold their wine in bulk directly to restaurants and to retailers who then bottled the wine. In 1940 the estate bottled its first wine and now virtually their entire production is bottled at the estate with annual output averaging 100,000 bottles.

The nearly 11 hectare Domaine is divided between holdings in the villages of Barbaresco [4.5 hectare] and Castagnole Lanze [6.5 hectare], a commune that is about four kilometers east of Barbaresco in the direction of Asti. The family production is supplemented by purchases of grapes from growers with whom the Anfosso family has long ties, usually over multiple generations. Within Barbaresco, Nebbiolo is planted in the “cru” vineyards of Rabaja, Loreto and Pozzo. Dolcetto is also planted in the Loreto site and Barbera is cultivated within the “cru” of “Ca’Grossa”. The production from the vineyards in Castagnole Lanze is from the site known as “Ca del Buc”.


De Forville

2014 Barbaresco

Obtained from Nebbiolo grapes cultivated in the vineyards of Loreto, Ovello and Cavanna in the commune of Barbaresco.

Full-bodied wine, with balanced tannins and texture. Ruby red with bright garnet reflections. Hints of violets with dry and round tannins. This wine benefits from cellar age.

Technical Information
Vintage: 2014Region: PiedmontVineyard: Loreto, Ovello & CavannaOak: Two years in wooden casksAppellation: BarbarescoAlcohol: 14%

2014 Langhe Arneis

Obtained from the vinification of Arneis grapes grown in the town of Alba, vinified and bottle at the De Forville winery in Barbaresco

Lovely floral notes on the nose, citrus fruits, white flowers and hints of candied apple. Such a great value Arneis

Technical Information
Vintage: 2014Region: AlbaFermentation Method: Vinified in stainless steel tanksAppellation: LangheAlcohol: 13%

2015 Barbera d'Alba

Obtained from the vineyards cultivated in the commune of Barbaresco.

Fresh aromas of blackberry, jam and spices. Perfect with pasta, meat and game.

Technical Information
Vintage: 2015Region: PiedmontOak: Slovenian Oak BotteAppellation: AlbaAlcohol: 14%

2015 Nebbiolo d'Alba

Obtained from vineyards that lie in between the Barolo and Barbaresco districts.

The Langhe Nebbiolo is suitable to drink on release but also benefits from some short-term cellar aging. Excellent structure, good tannins and a spicy finish.

Technical Information
Vintage: 2015Region: PiedmontOak: 1 year in wooden casksAppellation: LangheAlcohol: 14%

2015 Piedmonte Chardonnay

Obtained from the vineyards located in Castagnole Lanze, at their farmhouse "Cascina Buc" and in Coazzolo. The grapes are vinified and processed at the De Forville winery in Barbaresco

Light and fresh, notes of wildflowers and citrus fruits, classic Chardonnay mouthfeel with a nice refreshing finish.

Technical Information
Vintage: 2015Region: PiedmontFermentation Method: Vinified in stainless steel tanksVineyard: Castagnole LanzeAppellation: LangheAlcohol: 13%