The Malabaila’s of Canale
The Malabaila’s, a noble family from the city of Asti, are present in the activity commercial and financial interests all over northern Europe since the year 1000.
The first appearance of this family in the territory of Canale d’Alba has around the year 1200, when it acquired the estate of Castelletto that is located among the territories of Canale, Castellinaldo, San Damiano and Priocca.
The history of the Estate
The Malabaila di Canale estate has been owned by the Count Malabaila family since the beginning of the fifteenth century, succeeding their predecessors, the Counts Roero.
In the Malabaila family archives there are letters, dating back to the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries, sent from House of Savoy requesting wines from the Count’s caves.