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Chiesa Carlo is what one would call ‘established’. Daniel, David and Renato’s family farm dates back 350 years. Throughout this long time, they’ve always practiced organic farming – no chemicals have ever been used. Their vineyards encompass 20 hectares along the sandy, steeply sloped hills near Santo Stefano Roero that extends for 25 km on the banks of the Tanaro River opposite the town of Alba. All vineyard work, including the harvest, is done by hand. Work in the cellar is similarly straight-forward and traditional; indigenous yeasts are solely used for fermentation. Their wines stand out for their lack of intervention and manipulation (no roto-fermenters, commercial yeasts or egregious use of new oak), which shows through in their purity and focus. The Chiesa family is also unique in that theirs is a thriving multigenerational farm engaged in polyculture. Their arneis shows the good-natured, softer side of this highly favored local white variety. A lovely pair for salumi and cheeses, salads, shellfish, or vitello tonnato.