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Cantina e Vini

If the story of the wine begins in the vineyard with the attentive care of the vines, the winery is the space where the qualities of the vineyards are clearly reflected.

It is not just a matter of technique and technology. It is the presence of man with intelligence and creativity to translate the various stages of production along a path to achieve the highest quality wine.

The individual technological stages generally correspond to different parts of the cantina, where various operations are carried out to promote the best possible result.

With the arrival of the grapes at the winery, the first stage is pressing for white wines and then pressing for reds. In the case of white wines, a pneumatic press is used to gently compress the grapes, which derives a pleasant juice that is at the same time sweet and tangy. In the case of red wines, the pressing is done with a roller machine that crushes the grapes and separates the grapes and their valuable contents from the stems, which are then used for other agricultural purposes. In this case, the juice is tends to be darker, with reddish reflections due to the presence of the skins, which color the wine.

The work then moves in the section of the winery dedicated to fermentation, a spacious and well ventilated area, where the fermentation phase is carried out in stainless steel temperature controlled tanks. It is the operational nerve center of the winemaking process and must be managed carefully because affects the future quality of the wine.

Cantina del Nebbiolo is located in Vezza d'Alba, in the heart of the Roero, but also welcomes into its fabric of members grape growers in the Langhe. Roero and Langhe is a large area of hills and valleys, with a profound uniformity, accompanied by some environmental differences and cultural tradition that characterize the individual spaces.

They are a world of uninterrupted hills, the Langhe and Roero, a river goes through them - the Tanaro - which seems to randomly divide the areas. It is true that in the past this river ran to the north of this area and then they were almost touching. But now - after the geological changes that occurred about 250,000 years ago – the course of the river divides the areas precisely at the base of the hills between Langhe and Roero, emphasizing the soil diversity, environment, and structural shape.