Giuseppe Ellena

Matteo Ellena farms 8 hectares he inherited from his grandfather and learned his winemaking with local legends Elio Altare and Rocchetta Tanaro at Braida, he’s operating out of tiny ancient cellars below the family’s house. “Ascheri” is a 1.2 hectare plot of clay-limestone at 340m altitude in the North-Western corner of La Morra where the sweep of grands crus makes way for hazel groves.