The traditional winery is located in the municipality of Neive (province of Cuneo) in the Italian region Piedmont, Here was built in 1862 by Louis Oudart in the still existing historic cellar of the first dry-developed Barbaresco produced, which then attracted international attention. The business was acquired in 1964 by the Stupino family and today managed by Italo Stupino. As technical-oenological director Claudio Rogger is responsible. In 2012, a newly built cellar with the latest technology was put into operation and renovated in 2015, the historic cellar for specially developed wines.
The vineyards cover 27 hectares of vineyards. They are with the red wines Nebbiolo. Barbera. Dolcetto. Alba Rossa and Pinot Nero ( Pinot Noir ), as well as the white wine varieties Arneis, Moscato ( Muscat Blanc ) and Riesling Renano ( Riesling ) planted. The varieties Nebbiolo and Arneis are in some cases special clones which were selected in the vineyard on trial vineyards. The management is carried out by using a central weather station, whose data are transmitted to the University of Piacenza, processed there according to mathematical models and made available to the winery. This allows targeted measures in the vineyard. The pest control is by means of environmentally friendly disrupter carried out and the use of chemical substances reduced to a minimum. The weed control takes place mechanically.
The large product range includes various DOC / DOCG wines Barbaresco. Barbera d'Alba. Dolcetto d'Alba. Piemonte. Langhe and Moscato d'Asti, The premium wines are Barbaresco Riserva Albesani Santo Stefano, (over 50-year-old vines, fermentation in stainless steel, expansion in 35-hl wooden barrels), Barbera d'Alba Santo Stefano (fermentation in stainless steel, expansion in 35-hl wooden barrels) and Piemonte Albarossa (fermentation in stainless steel, aging in 20% new oak barrels). Every year around 170,000 bottles of wine are produced, of which two-thirds are mainly exported to the USA, as well as to Canada and Europe (England, Germany, Switzerland, Sweden).