Where the Langhe meets Monferrato, in a land recognised as a UNESCO World Heritage Site, lies one of the finest wine-growing areas in Piedmont.
In this land of vines, forests and hazelnut groves, dotted with little villages, farmhouses, ancient vineyards and castles, your gaze is drawn to the hills which alternate between gentle rolling slopes and more rugged crags. A landscape created by nature and Man which changes greatly from one season to the next, reflecting the character of the people who live there: proud, reserved, stubborn and quietly proud of belonging to this land and safeguarding its traditions.
Here Man has worked with nature for millennia to achieve the best results. This combination of a land of plenty and human patience has given rise to wines that have become the pride and joy of Piedmont wine-making across the globe.
A unique combination of climate, geology and environment in this sliver of Piedmont are the nutrients which have allowed two great native grape varieties to thrive, Moscato Bianco from Canelli and Barbera from Asti, providing the basis for the constant search for quality and distinctiveness.
We could say that we are part pioneers, part ambassadors for the protection and promotion of these jewels in the crown of Piedmont wine, in the knowledge that our land is our real treasure. Our 25 hectares of vines benefit from the uniqueness of the land on which they grow.
The “golden triangle” on the southern shore of the Tanaro river, midway between Asti and Alba, is famous for its vineyards where Barbera is grown, a variety which today under the “Nizza DOCG” denomination defines a small area of land which is particularly suited to its outstanding properties, with Agliano Terme at its centre. The limestone-based soils here have a strong clay and saline component which gives the wines a richness of flavour and a complex fruity bouquet. The mild temperatures also help create a smooth wine with low acidity. Our Nizza DOCG Dani variety, with its ideal south-facing aspect, gives us the finest grapes which are used – in good years only – for making wines that make the very best of the distinctive characteristics of this variety.
In the Ceirole hills, near to Canelli, it is Moscato which thrives, benefiting from sandy, chalky soils with a high alkaline content. This area, thanks in part to the wider range in temperatures, lends itself to an unmistakable aromatic wine, with good acidity, which is popular across the globe.