Unpleasant spring

Categories: Vineyards and wines

The photo that you see above is the symbol of this spring. This year, like last year, we find ourselves facing the beginning of a difficult season, where the level of attention in the vineyard is never lowered. The heat has come in flashes. A lot of clouds and rain have intermittently followed one after…

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Nebbiolo bubbles

Categories: Stories

Post Nebbiolo Prima is always rich with comments from everyone. Sometimes it even grows into gossip, but I have to say that this time the press invited from all over the world was very perceptive. Everyone understood that there are innovations and winds of change in Langa. Certainly nebbiolo is always the center of attention,…

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But why Nascetta?

Categories: Stories

I’d like to talk to you about the creation of the new association Indigenous Langa, about its first event which just finished at the Castle of Grinzane, about the criticisms and compliments we received. I could say who was the best and the worst wine to taste. I could convey the great enthusiasm for the…

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Humidity

Categories: Vineyards and wines

The incessant rain seems to have finally left us, but the bizarre weather conditions haven’t gone away: a blanket of humidity has enveloped the Langhe since the beginning of May. The attached diagram clearly shows it. Follow the violet curve and you can see nocturnal peaks equal to 97% humidity, quite an incredible condition for…

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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!

Categories: News

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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