Aromas and character
of an ancient terroir.
Our vineyards are situated on 18 of the best-placed hectares in the Montà region.
This municipality, located at the far northern end of the Roero, is, by virtue of its geological composition, the ideal location for the cultivation of both flavorful, mineral white wines and elegant, structured red wines.
The Montà territory is, in fact, clearly divided into a northern half composed of sandy terrain – rocky and distinctly acidic, and a southern half which is more calcareous and rich in plant nutrients.
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Acidic - sandy soil
In the North – West part of the region, at almost 400 meters of altitude, the soil is 80% sandy, acidic (5.5 pH) and very draining. It has a marine origin and can be mixed with clay veins, rich of mineral salts. This is the ideal terroir for white varieties.
Fossil - marine soil
At lower altitudes, the sandy soils are older (3.5 millions year) and full of fossils (shells, leaves). This is ideal for light, saline reds loaded with personality and nuances. When this terroir is mixed with limestone and clay, you can find the perfect condition for more structured, imposing Nebbiolos.
Double soul of the terroir
for a unique Arneis and Nebbiolo.
In the northern part of the municipality, in the so called Fini superiori, the most historic sections of our vineyard territory can be found (Arneis vines ranging from 45 to 60 years old), while to the south, in the Fini inferiori, the Nebbiolo holds court, with vines planted in the early 90’s.
In these two groups of vineyards, therefore, two very different terroirs can be found.
The Arneis is planted on sandy, acidic ground (5.5 pH) at 390 meters above sea level, a location unique in the Roero landscape and in the southern Piedmont. The consistent wind, exposure, altitude and acidity of the soil are the fundamental factors which create the vibrant, fresh and bright style of the Almondo Arneis.
The Nebbiolo, on the other hand, has its best attributes brought out by the so-called Sabbie d’Asti, a terrain with a good concentration of calcium (30%) and a lower altitude (280-230 meters above sea level).
The dual-nature of the Montà geology is unique, and creates wines that are equally so.