VINEYARDS

 

All grapes come from our own vineyards, located in several villages on the Langhe hills, in the surroundingd of Alba.

The rows are high and well spaced, and the vines well distanced from each other.

Weeds are controlled through light plowing, with no use of herbicides.

 

In the Barbaresco area, in the village of Neive, lay the vineyards of Montesommo and Borgese. Enjoying a souht-west exposure, with a combined surface of around 2 ha, they were planted in 1971 with Nebbiolo.

 

In the village of Monforte d’Alba lay the vineyard Serra, planted in 2004 with Nebbiolo. It extends for about 1 ha, on the top of a hill 380m high, and on a steep slope with a south-west exposure. The soil is a mixture of clay and sand.

 

In the Barolo area, in the village of Novello, lay the vineyard Vénola, which derives its name from the little stream running at the bottom of the hill. It was planted with Nebbiolo on a surface of around 2 ha, facing south-east, on soil composed of layers of tuff and quartz sand.

 

Still in Monforte d’Alba, in the production areas of Barbera d’Alba and Dolcetto d’Alba, lays the Manzoni vineyard. It extends for about 2 ha, planted on the west slope with Barbera, and on the south slope with Dolcetto. Because of the proximity to the Barolo area, both wines are full bodied, with a strong structure and important tannins.