Son of farmers, thanks to the earnings of the father small vineyard, Giuseppe graduated in Engineering in Turin, emigrated to the USA, where was hired by GE in Schenectady, NY, where he focused on electrical and insulating technologies.
Giuseppe soon came back to Italy where he started several manufacturing Companies near his home town, together with his brother in law Cesare Pettazzi, reaching an employment of around 4,000 workers by the 1960s.
In 1965 Giuseppe purchased the land of Counts Callori in Vignale Monferrato and started Nuova Cappelletta, to pursue his dream of quality agricolture.In the early eighties his daughter Adele Fracchia Uslenghi converted the farm to organic and biodynamic agriculture.The effort was not only to avoid the use of chemicals but also to promote a more aware method of cultivation with the permanent target to increase and preserve the land fertility.
Today her son Alessandro is the full time manager of the estate, and he continues the tradition of innovation in respect for nature.
The vineyards of Nuova Cappelletta are located on the hilly fields that belong to the estate, and are interrupted by fields in rotation or pastures.
The terrain lies on top of a layer of sea deposits from the Miocenic period and a geological boundary crosses the estate from north to south.
Our vines are guyot-trained. The fruiting heads are pruned to 5-7 buds and grass is grown between the rows in order to create a competitive environment, where the vines respond by naturally limiting their output.
The plants are protected and treated with substances of animal, mineral and plant origin, as certified by the body for organic farming (CCPB).