Nebbiolo, the terroir of the Langa, a can-do attitude for many generations.. a simple recipe for a truly great wine!
“you have been freed from the austere qualities of your elder brother…. you are exempted from the limits imposed on your heavy and heady rivals, to you every hour is propitious, and every dish is a good companion”. From Ode to Barbaresco, by D. Cavazza, 1897.
This was how the foundations were laid for the success of a wine that was one of the first to be awarded “fine typical wine” status (1933), and then the DOC (1966) and finally DOCG (1980) appellations on its way to becoming one of the most important in the world.
Barbaresco wine was born in the mid-1900s thanks to a great wine expert, Domizio Cavazza, who realized that the Nebbiolo grape variety, since always grown in the hills surrounding the town of Barbaresco but “ignored” by the local aristocrats, could actually give a wine having extraordinary qualities: great intensity and extreme elegance!