Giovanni Rosso is an Italian wine producer that makes Barolo wines from the commune of Serralunga d'Alba. Since the 1890s, the Rosso family has farmed vineyards at some of Serralunga's most historically important sites, including La Serra, Broglio, Damaino, Vigna Rionda, Cerretta and Sorano. The estate began bottling wines under the label 'Giovanni Rosso' in the 1990s and today, Giovanni's son Davide manages the estate.
The estate consists of 12 different plots of vineyard land in Serralunga, as well as the Valle del Mondo vineyard in the commune of Roddino. The soil types vary across these sites, from calcareous clay and marl to limestone and sand. The crown jewel of the producer's vineyard holdings is its tiny plot in the Vigna Rionda vineyard, a site often considered to be Barolo's equivalent to the famous Romanée-Conti vineyard in Burgundy. The vines, which were planted in 1946, were acquired by Giovanni Rosso in 2011.
Giovanni Rosso makes a range of Barolo DOCG wines from some of its top crus, as well as Barbera d'Alba, Langhe Nebbiolo and Dolcetto d'Alba wines. The flagship wine is the Barolo DOCG from the Vigna Rionda vineyard. As a tribute to the vineyard's late owner, Tommaso Canale, the wine has a different label from the rest of the Giovanni Rosso range – an original design dating to the Canale family's acquisition of the vineyard in 1934.