Barolo is considered the "king of wines" or the "wine of kings". It is a wine made exclusively from Nebbiolo grapes that made Piedmont famous all over the world. It was born in the heart of the Langhe - hills particularly suited for the production of high quality wines - few kilometers south from the city of Alba, also known for the famous White Truffle. It is an exceptionally rich and harmonious wine, enhanced by its structure that reveals a complex and enveloping bouquet that has the peculiarity of evolving and improving over time without losing its extraordinary organoleptic characteristics. It has a garnet red color with orange reflections, an intense and persistent bouquet, with a particularly complex olfactory content, both fruity and spicy. Although it can be appreciated after 4-6 years, it reaches its peak after 10 years of aging, and is still excellent even after 20 years or more. Its " hard" properties - acidity, tannins, minerals - are well balanced with the "soft" ones - alcoholic and polyalcoholic - with the exceptional intensity and persistence that make Barolo a powerful, elegant and charismatic wine It requires at least thirty-eight months of aging, eighteen of which in wooden barrels. The whole process of vinification, aging and bottling has to take place within the DOCG area: 11 municipalities in the heart of Langhe.
Nebbiolo is considered one of the most noble grapes varieties of Italy, capable of producing high quality aged wines. The name, derived from the Italian word "nebbia" (fog), seems to have two possible origins. The first one is about its berries which are abundantly covered by a layer called "pruina", a substance that makes the berries opaque as if they were covered by fog. The second one, instead, is related to the fact that grapes, as they ripen in October, are often harvested during the foggy autumn days. Thanks to its properties, Nebbiolo vine produces grapes of the highest quality, resulting in a well balanced wine as for color, body, acidity and particularly persistent aromas. It is known to be a vine suited for aging with aromas that evolve in a spectacular way. The main wines produced with its grapes are the homonymous Nebbiolo and the famous Barolo.
Barbera is a very prestigious typical Piedmontese wine that can be enjoyed young but is also suited for aging in wood. It is a rich, elegant, full-bodied wine characterized by a fresh acidity. It is very appreciated both in Italy and internationally. This wine is considered the typical red table wine: originally appreciated in Piedmont and Lombardy, today it is widely spread throughout Italy and the world. It has a ruby-violet, red color, a rich and varied bouquet with fruit notes reminiscent of blackberries, cherries, strawberries and berry jam, along with spicy notes of cinnamon, vanilla and green pepper. Its deep, full and robust flavor softens the acidity typical of this variety. It can be aged in steel vats, in bottles or in wood. It pairs well with rich dishes such as pasta and risotto but also with meat dishes.
Dolcetto is one of the most renowned Italian red wines and it is mainly produced in Piedmont. The region has twelve different appellations of Dolcetto, it is very appreciated in the north-west of Italy as well as in the rest of the world. It is a wine known for its fragrance and freshness: it has a ruby red color with violet reflections, a fresh, fruity bouquet and a dry, rich, harmonious flavor that leaves a lingering scent of almonds. It is a pleasantly tannic wine with fresh acidity, perfect with traditional Piedmontese dishes.
Among all the red grape varieties of the world, Pinot Noir is considered one of the noblest (the only other comparison could be the Nebbiolo grape) and, at the same time, one of the most difficult to fully understand. It is, in fact, both for the oenologist and for the consumer one of the most complex and interesting tastings. Native to the French region of Burgundy, base of the most important wines of the area (and among the most famous ones of the world), pinot noir can also be found in the region of Champagne, mainly in the Mount of Reims, and, more recently, it has spread outside Europe: particularly in Oregon and California. Pinot Noir has a ruby red color and a typical bouquet of berries (especially currant, but also blackberry and raspberry). It is also rich in polyphenolic substances that allow a long aging.
Albarossa grape variety was created in 1938 by Giovanni Dalmasso, professor at the University of Agriculture of Turin. It is the result of the crossing of Chatus (Nebbiolo di Dronero) x Barbera vines. This crossing resulted in a wine with a high alcohol content and a powerful polyphenolic component (that never shows signs of astringency), balanced by a sustained acidity. It is a wine of intense ruby red color, with violet shades, and a rich and complex bouquet where the fruity aroma prevails over floral scents, along with a spicy component (tobacco). Thanks to its high alcohol content and richness in glycerine, it has an enveloping, well-structured, soft and harmonious taste.
White grapes varieties
Our passion for viticultural experimentation led us to try several native and international grape varieties. After several tests of microvinification we decided to produce a white wine from a blend of an autochthonous grape - Arneis - and two international varieties - Chardonnay and Sauvignon Blanc. Thus, obtaining a wine with an intense and complex bouquet, with a good structure and a good longevity. The wine was made as our "ideal" white wine, reflecting our tastes. In 2015, we also started producing one of the world's most popular wines: Chardonnay. We made it in purity and vinified in wood. It is dedicated to Loredana, from whom it takes its name "Lolly", a great lover of this grape variety.