The Fornos have a long history in Santo Stefano Belbo, documented as early as the mid-1600’s. Still today, maps of the area show the Forno farmstead, also known as Il Falchetto Estate.
They are a family of winegrowers and winemakers, devoted to the vine and to wine for four generations.
Pietro Forno began producing Moscato in 1940.
At the end of the 70s Pietro passes the reins to the children Natalino and Luigi, who renewed the cellar and introduce advanced equipment for the processing of grapes and fermentation, improving and honing techniques, always in the maximum respect for tradition and the land.
Today the Tenuta Il Falchetto Estate, proudly managed by brothers Giorgio, Fabrizio and Adriano Forno, includes three estates Cuneo province in the small towns of Santo Stefano Belbo and Castiglione tine and three In Asti Province in the small towns of Agliano Terme and Calosso, where there are cultivated nine different varieties of vineyards, some typical of the area and some international .
The philosophy of Il Falchetto estate is that to produce only top quality wines and grant their clients to find in every bottle the highest expression of that wine produced from that single vineyard.
Solo wine is a red wine produced with 100% Pinot Nero firm bunch grapes.
It grows in vineyards situated in Agliano Terme and in Calosso that it can best express its quality of full-bodied, sturdy but also elegant and elaborate wine.
It rests for ten months in little French oak barrels.
Ruby red colour, ample and intense on nose with ripe fruits, cloves and pepper scents.
On palate it is intense, soft and persistent with elegant and velvety tannins which make the wine pleasant and harmonious.
It goes well with cheese, red meats and with particular fish dishes.