Valerio Mondo makes the best Barbera d'Asti we've ever drunk. It's as simple as that. His grandfather set things up after the Second World War with just three hectares. Then his father, Franco, kept it in the family before handing over the winemaking to Valerio while continuing to look after the farming of vineyards now stretching to around twelve hectares. The Mondo family still live next to their vines, in the town of San Marzano Oliveto.