Rivette

Serralunga d'Alba

Rivette

Serralunga d’Alba – 44°36’34.10”N 7°59’54.08”E

Total surface area: 8.42 ha
Altitude: approx. 320-390 m


At the foot of the village of Serralunga d’Alba, on the slope just behind its wonderful castle, the small plot of land that we rent is part of the splendid amphitheatre of Rivette. The area has never been bathed in the spotlight despite the fact that it produces Barolo with a decisive sensory impact and a good capacity for ageing.

Wines produced:

Rivette
Taken from the book "Barolo MGA, l’Enciclopedia delle Grandi Vigne del Barbaresco", by Alessandro Masnaghetti - Editore Enogea - www.enogea.it – All rights reserved

Barbaresco

Roccalini

Barbaresco – 44°42’47.37”N 8°3’47.38”E

Total surface area: 34.58 ha
Altitude: approx. 170-280 m


This area is hard to see from the usual roads but Roccalini has recently gained recognition thanks to our Barbaresco, distributed in several wine stores in Piedmont and Liguria.
Good soils and excellent exposure of the upper part of the amphitheatre make Roccalini one of the most interesting areas in the whole of Barbaresco, and it also offers a breath-taking view of the town of Alba and the River Tanaro.
It’s no mere coincidence that, in the past, great winemaker Bruno Giacosa purchased grapes grown in this area. The potential of the Roccalini subzone is undoubtedly equal to that of more famous areas such as Roncagliette, Asili and Martinenga.

Wines produced:

Roccalini
Taken from the book "Barolo MGA, l’Enciclopedia delle Grandi Vigne del Barbaresco", by Alessandro Masnaghetti - Editore Enogea - www.enogea.it – All rights reserved

Treiso

Meruzzano

Treiso – 44°40’12.76”N 8°5’25.45”E

Total surface area: 385.27 ha
Altitude: approx. 245-495 m


This is the biggest cru in Treiso and the second for the appellation, after Canova in Neive. Between the minimum and maximum altitudes stands the historical Borgata Meruzzano, where some of the most compact and vigorous wines in the entire subzone originate.
The vineyards where our grapes are grown are among the best exposed in the whole area, despite being located partly on flat land. This makes them easily accessible with machinery.

Wines produced:

Meruzzano
Taken from the book "Barolo MGA, l’Enciclopedia delle Grandi Vigne del Barbaresco", by Alessandro Masnaghetti - Editore Enogea - www.enogea.it – All rights reserved

Neive

Cottà

Neive – 44°42’59.45”N 8°5’36.24”E

Total surface area: 85.16 ha
Occupied by vineyards: 71%
Altitude: approx. 180-340 m


Split in two by the road that descends from Borgata Masseria towards Tetti, the Cottà area is undoubtedly one of the best known in Neive and also one of the first to have been vinified as a single vineyard. The slope overlooking Barbaresco, in particular, is gently rolling and – with the exception of the vineyards next to the municipal border – it enjoys excellent exposure. As in the past, the resulting wines are among the finest in the whole of Neive, without ever suffering from the presence of excessively dense or vigorous tannins.

Cottà
Taken from the book "Barolo MGA, l’Enciclopedia delle Grandi Vigne del Barbaresco", by Alessandro Masnaghetti - Editore Enogea - www.enogea.it – All rights reserved

Neive

Basarin

Neive – 44°42’40.27”N 8°6’11.49”E

Total surface area: 66.57 ha
Occupied by vineyards: 70%
Altitude: approx. 210-370 m


Unlike the north side of San Cristoforo hill – divided into numerous crus – the south side is occupied exclusively by Basarin. This majestic and beautiful slope stretches from Borgata Zocco to Tre Stelle, passing through the historical centre (above Borgata Moretta, which is where our winery is located) and then through Gianmatè higher up. Despite the morphology of the cru suggesting otherwise, the Barbaresco and Barbera wines grown in the Basarin cru, especially in the central area, are distinguished mainly by their linearity and balance which, in the best cases, are accompanied with a pleasant minerality.

Wines produced:

Basarin
Taken from the book "Barolo MGA, l’Enciclopedia delle Grandi Vigne del Barbaresco", by Alessandro Masnaghetti - Editore Enogea - www.enogea.it – All rights reserved