Wake up!

Categories: Vineyards and wines

After much suffering, the official arrival of spring is here. The wind of Foehn is sweeping in and drying the area. Nature awakes. First flowers appear on the greensward and the gems of our vineyards begin to move. Splendid days with colors that satisfy the eye. We are preparing for the beginning of the 2015…

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Much, too much water…

Categories: Stories

  I had never seen so many landslides in the hills of Langa before these last few days of heavy rain. It’s added up to the same amount of water fallen since last spring. We remember a humid and cold 2014 with the aggravation of the abundant snowfall of February 2015. Our clayish calcareous lands,…

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2015: projects that are happening

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2015 is starting off with great innovations. Finally we can taste, appreciate, and above all critique two new white wines. They aren’t just wines, but they are proper projects which are being carried out today, devised years ago, retouched during experimentation, and finally ready. The first project is Nascetta, which has showed us the way…

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BaroloBrunello at the Castle of Barolo 21/22 November, we’ll be there!

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At the event of the year, BaroloBrunello, the Barolo Briccolina 2009 will be the ambassador for the tannins of Serralunga d’Alba, together with the Barolo Leon Riserva 2008 and other excellent examples of Barolo and Brunello production! In the process of transformation from grape to wine, man’s intervention is minimalist: we let the grapes express…

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2014 harvest over. Now my scores…

Categories: Vineyards and wines

The 2014 harvest has ended. All the grapes are in the cellar and we can finally sigh with long-awaited relief. It’s a year to remember, characterized by uncertainties caused by the climate, by the large amount of work required in the vineyards, by the high costs, and by the waste of physical and mental energies…

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The terroir of Serralunga d’Alba in the English magazine Decanter

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While waiting for harvest to continue, I recommend taking a look at the article by Stephen Brook, a journalist for Decanter, who wrote a special on the territory of Serralunga d’Alba. It’s very interesting if you want to understand this area better, both from the producers’ point of view and the English analyst’s. MELLOWING WITH…

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Will it be a double N year?

Categories: Vineyards and wines

We have officially begun the 2014 harvest. This is, without a doubt, a complicated and delicate year, where a producer’s timing and decisions will have a fundamental effect on the quality of his wine. This is a year which will teach me a great deal. I have experienced 16 years of harvests first-hand and I’m…

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Will it be a Double N year?

Categories: Stories

We have officially begun the 2014 harvest. This is, without a doubt, a complicated and delicate year, where a producer’s timing and decisions will have a fundamental effect on the quality of his wine. This is a year which will teach me a great deal. I have experienced 16 years of harvests first-hand and I’m…

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The problems of summer

Categories: Vineyards and wines

Here’s a very synthetic analysis for you of the problems which have characterized a good part of the 2014 viticultural year in Langa. My intent is to make you partners in the difficulties which we have faced and which we will face again for the next few days. 1) A lot of water, not just…

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Difficult year? We’re ready.

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I’m going to be banal, but in this not-summer we have to talk mainly about the weather. Based on this data issued by the Italian Meteorological Society you will understand what I am talking about: Due to persistent Atlantic streams, July 2014 in Piedmont will go on record as a decisively cool month, even if…

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