Simone Scaletta stands tall amongst a generation of new winemakers in the Langhe. Without any family holdings in Barolo, he boldly ditched his day job in Turin and set out to build a stunning winery in the heart of Monforte d’Alba. For eight years, Simone lived out of a van as he constructed his dream cellar. Hard-driving and zealous, Simone approaches winemaking with an unmistakable joie de vivre. Today, the boundlessly energetic winemaker oversees five hectares of Barbera, Dolcetto, and Nebbiolo in Bussia and Bricco San Pietro. Simone Scaletta bottled his first vintage in 2003, and the sky appears to be the limit for this emerging Barolo house.