our vineyards between Langhe and Monferrato

The territory

Santo Stefano Belbo

On these hills are located our cellar and vineyards

The territory

Santo Stefano Belbo

On these hills are located our cellar and vineyards

Location

Santo Stefano Belbo is located on the orographic right of the Tanaro River, between the provinces of Cuneo and Asti, between the Langhe and Monferrato: two of the most important wine areas in Piedmont; they become part of UNESCO World Heritage in 2014.

The territory and the soil

Langhe hills are formed by long ridges emerged from an ancient marine gulf aligned in a north-south direction separated from each other by streams of the Tanaro basin. Those of Monferrato are gentle hills, they have soft slopes in which fresh valley bottoms alternate with ridges radiated by the sun.

Our soils

The sandy soils of the area of the Moscato d’Asti, which boasts the DOCG “Canelli”, have sandstone and compact marl, they are shallow and rich in silt and limestone. Silty and clayey marls alternate with sandy soils, rich and deep in the area of Agliano Terme, important village in the subzone of “Nizza” DOCG.

The vineyards

Santo Stefano Belbo

Tenuta Ciombo

Territory

It’s located in Santo Stefano Belbo and surrounds our winery. The soil is shallow, the surface layer is sandy and is crossed by limestone vein. It alternates layers of tuff and rock, important for the structure and the minerality of Moscato. It is in the prestigious subzone “Canelli”.

Grapes cultivated

Moscato bianco

Altimetry

280 m a.s.l.

Vineyard exposure

South - East, South - West

Santo Stefano Belbo

Tenuta Marini

Territory

It’s located in the villages of Santo Stefano Belbo and Castiglione Tinella, two of the most important and historical places vocated to the cultivation of the Moscato grapes, which are in the subzone “Canelli”. The soil is consists of sand, limestone and sandstone marls. Part of the plots is located on very steep ridges, the “soulì”, so called for the abundant solar radiation due to southern exposure.

Grapes cultivated

Moscato bianco, Dolcetto

Altimetry

420 m a.s.l.

Vineyard exposure

South-East, South, South-West

Tenuta Pian Scorrone

Territory

The ground has alternations of marls and clay. The soil is calcareous and deep, with an high fraction of lime and clay. There is a strip of sand and chalk where we grow Sauvignon blanc. We obtain powerful wines with high finesse and extraordinary ageing potential capacity of aging.

Grapes cultivated

Barbera, Sauvignon blanc

Altimetry

280 m a.s.l.

Vineyard exposure

East, South-East

Agliano Terme

Tenuta Lovetta

Territory

It stands on a gentle and sunny slope facing the village of Agliano Terme. Its soil is rich of clay and the wines coming from its grapes are full body and with a long aging potential.

Grapes cultivated

Barbera

Altimetry

210 m a.s.l.

Vineyard exposure

South, Sout-West

Agliano Terme

Tenuta Bricco Paradiso – Roche

Territory

We consider these vineyards as an unique estate because they are very close to each other. They are situated on one of the most beautiful hill in the south part of Agliano Terme, where we produce our Nizza Docg Riserva from our oldest plants of Barbera. The vines have an average age of 40 years. The soil is sandy and presents calcareous veins, clay and lime. We obtain juicy and long-lived Barbera, also thanks to the quite high acidity.

Grapes cultivated

Barbera, Merlot, Nebbiolo

Altimetry

310 m a.s.l.

Vineyard exposure

South-East, South, South-West

Calosso d'Asti

Tenuta del Fant

Territory

The estate stands in a magnificent natural amphitheater, the soil is composed of sand and limestone, it presents clay and marls. The area, highly vocated for the cultivation of the Moscato bianco grape, is in the subzone “Canelli”. Here we obtain rich and structured wines, with nice acidity and minerality.

Grapes cultivated

Moscato bianco, Chardonnay, Pinot noir

Altimetry

350 m a.s.l.

Vineyard exposure

East, South-East