good wine is made in the vineyard
The vineyards and hills are so unique and prestigious as to be recognized as a World Heritage site.
In 2014, Langhe, Roero and Monferrato became the 50th Italian UNESCO site, and the very first one that pertains to agricultural landscapes devoted to viticulture. An area made famous by such writers as Pavese and Fenoglio, full of gourmet products known worldwide, such as white truffles and wine.
Agliano Terme, known since Roman times, lies midway between the beautiful cities of Asti and Alba, known for their history, events and culinary excellence. Frederick II of Swabia, son of Emperor Henry VI and Constance of Hauteville, grandson of Barbarossa, also fell in love with the territory of Agliano; here he met Bianca Lancia d’Agliano, mother of Manfredi, King of Naples and Sicily (mentioned by Dante in one of the most beautiful passages of Purgatorio).
Our farm has 18 hectares, of which 11 are vineyards. The vines are spread across several of the most beautiful hills of Agliano Terme. We have always chosen to cultivate only native vines, using historic Piemonte varieties: Barbera, Cortese, Grignolino, Freisa, Dolcetto and Nebbiolo.
The soils of the vineyards consist of clear land, the so-called “Asti Sands”, composed of sedimentary limestone and clayey marine marl, with a good presence of silt and sand, poor in organic matter but rich in trace elements, especially magnesium. The presence of sand gives the wines the touch of elegance that characterizes them, while the high proportion of lime gives it vitality, energy and a well-modulated acidity, which marries the fragrance and the minerality of the fruit.