Barolo Wine Trail
The Langhe hills are one of the most famous of Italy and extend along the right bank of the Tanaro river. The soils are generally calcareous and white, arenaceous-marly, while low in Langa, where the vine is almost the only crop present, are morainic nature of sub-acid. The climate is mainly dry and contributes to the high concentration of sugars in the grapes, with a prestigious production quality. The vineyards to nebbiolo for Barolo are grown in different soils, depending on soil composition, can be distinguished:
- Land Helvetian, in Serralunga d'Alba, Monforte d'Alba and Castiglione Faletto, which gives more robust wines, full, rich in tannin, very long-lived and highly prestigious.
- Land Tortoriano, mainly in La Morra, which wines rich in alcohol and more fragrant, velvety and elegant with ripe faster and less longevity.
The undulating hills around Alba and Asti are destination for the seriouse wine enthusiast. Of the two towns, Alba is more quaint and probably better as a base of operations for visiting the vineyards of Barolo and Barbaresco.
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Mauro Veglio (LA Morra)we believe in natural systems of cultivation and vinification: we reject the use of chemical fertilizers or pesticides in our vineyards.
Castello di Verduno (Verduno)The Castello di Verduno has slightly more than one hectare of vineyards within the famed "Rabajà" cru of Barbaresco.
Tenuta Carretta (Piobesi d'Alba)It is surrounded by vineyards, and is open to the public for visits and tastings, as well as pri-vate events and festivals.
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