Our Vineyards

Our vineyards are located in Barbaresco and Neive, at altitudes between 210 and 300 meters above sea level, and the plants range in age from 3 to 60 years old.

The soils of the Barbaresco area contain Sant’Agata fossil marls, geological formations of sedimentary and marine origin that were formed between 10 and 6 million years ago in the Tortonian era when the land was submerged by the sea. The soil is a loamy-clay with an alkaline pH and a high limestone content. In the southernmost part of the appellation area, such as Basarin, the layers of sand are more frequent, but in the area closest to the center, such as Cole, the soil is more complex and contains more clay.

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Basarin

Basarin is a geographical mention on the hills of Neive, characterized by a limestone-marl soil that's rich in sand.

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Bric Balin

Bric Balin is a Barbaresco vineyard on the western side with whitish limestone clays.

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Cole

Cole is a mention of Barbaresco, characterized by a more complex marly soil.

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Barbaresco Basarin DOCG
Barbaresco Bric Balin DOCG
Barbaresco Cole DOCG

The vineyard is located at an altitude of 250-280 meters above sea level. With its southern exposure in the center of the mention, the soil is typical of the sandy Sant’Agata fossil marls from the early Tortonian era, where the richness of sand veins allows for elegant and balanced wines from which balsamic and spicy notes emerge.

The vineyard is located in the winery’s amphitheater on Muncagota Hill, which gives the company its name, and on the western side of the ridge that descends towards the center of the municipality of Barbaresco. The soil is made up of laminated Sant’Agata fossil marl that’s richer in clay. Exposure to cool air, combined with the clay, produces wine with good structure and character.

The vineyard is located on the eastern side of the ridge that descends towards Barbaresco. The laminated Sant’Agata marls are less evolved and therefore more bluish and complex. The southeast exposure in a smaller amphitheater makes the location well protected and secure. This, combined with the more complex soil, produces wines with solid structure and excellent durability.

Territory

Barbaresco, Our Home

Like all true farmers, we love the land that has supported our families for generations.

Our family has lived on Moccagatta Hill for generations, and we still sleep, eat and work here, experiencing every moment on this very special hill in Barbaresco.
The land we walk on every day is a marine formation. The soil is made mainly of limestone marl which rose to the surface with the gradual lifting of the existing sea bed that covered the Po basin.
The lands belong to the “Sant’Agata Fossil Marls” (Tortonian era) and are characterized by a bluish limestone marl.

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Torre di Barbaresco
Torre di Barbaresco

Our family has lived on Moccagatta Hill for generations, and we still sleep, eat and work here, experiencing every moment on this very special hill in Barbaresco.
The land we walk on every day is a marine formation. The soil is made mainly of limestone marl which rose to the surface with the gradual lifting of the existing sea bed that covered the Po basin.
The lands belong to the “Sant’Agata Fossil Marls” (Tortonian era) and are characterized by a bluish limestone marl.

The Legacy

The history of modern enology in Barbaresco has deep roots stemming from the late 1800s, thanks to the fundamental influence of Professor Domizio Cavazza.

Prof. Cavazza, the founder and first director in 1881 of the Royal Enological School of Alba, purchased the Castle of Barbaresco in 1894 and set up the first winemaking cooperative. An expert technician and enthusiast of viticulture and enology, he understood that Nebbiolo grapes from the Barbaresco vineyards would produce a well-rounded and splendid wine suitable for long aging like Barolo, if they were vinified correctly. Cavazza enabled a major breakthrough in winemaking methods by sharing his winemaking skills and techniques.

Domizio Cavazza
Domizio Cavazza

History Extending to Modernity

A history of innovation and guardianship with a constant eye on the future is what we've been working on for generations.

With the same goals as Domizio Cavazza, enhancing the Nebbiolo grapes of these lands and protecting our territory in order to obtain the best possible wine is the goal we set each and every day in our vineyard and in our winery.

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