In 2014, UNESCO declared the Monferrato region’s landscape of vineyards and wineries to be a WORLD HERITAGE SITE. This officially sanctions what, at Bricco dei Guazzi and elsewhere, is simply natural – the harmonious, balanced and indissoluble bond between social fabric, architectural and historical diversity, landscape and wine making as the ancient and authentic art of vinification which has forged its characteristics.
The results can also be seen at Olivola, a municipality with just over a hundred inhabitants, set in a landscape seemingly sketched by the hand of the vine dressers who, with the vines as a brush and the hills as the canvas, have transformed these lands into a painting and a work of art.
ALBAROSSA PIEMONTE D.O.C.
A cross between the Nebbiolo and Barbera grapes, this grape variety was established in order to blend the best characteristics of the two varieties above. A vigorous vine in the vineyard, it is opportunely pruned to give life to wines of modern character, with all the strength and the warmth of Piedmontese reds Grapes: Albarossa 100% Origin: Olivola, company-owned grapes Terrain Type: Marly, calcareous Altitude: 200 – 260 m above sea level Cultivation method: Guyot Vineyard density: 4.500 vines per hectare Grape yield: circa 72 tons per hectare