Ciabot Berton Cantina a La Morra, Piemonte, Italia
Ciabot Berton vineyards
 
 

VINEYARDS

Our vineyards all lie in the prestigious historical cru of La Morra: Roggeri, San Biagio, Rive, Cappallotti, Pria and Rocchettevino, on the slopes facing towards Alba.

The soil is largely composed of Marne di Sant’Agata, which belongs to the Tortoniano group. These are marls or loams, bluish-grey in colour, which have become greyish-white through the action of the weather. The composition of these mixed clays, made up of the finest sand with chalk components, is found everywhere except on the Bricco di San Biagio. The soil on this hill can be identified as stemming from the sandstone Arenarie di Diano d’Alba, which consists of deep layers of sand alternating with thin strata of clayey-sandy marl.



   

BRICCO SAN BIAGIO

Opposite the vinery is a hill named San Biagio, on which it is said that around the XV century there stood the Castrum Sancti Blaxii. Today it is totally covered over by vineyards. Our vineyards are oriented towards the south, south-west and spread over about 2,5 hectares. Part of these vineyards have existed for 35 years, while the newer part was planted 10 years ago.

The lightness of the Bricco soil, which is due to its veins of sand, confers to the wine born from the grapes grown along these rows a varied range of floral aromas, resulting in the great elegance and refinement of the Barolo. Among the rows of Nebbiolo vines one can also come across one of the oldest vineyards of Barbera in this zone. Planted after the Second World War by our maternal grandfather, Giacomo, these rows extend for 0.3 hectares and yield small but concentrated bunches of Barbera grapes from which we obtain the Selection Barbera d'Alba Bricco San Biagio.

About 10 years ago, in another area of 0.3 hectares, we planted a new Barbera vineyard, these vines again growing in the midst of the Nebbiolo vines.


  Vigneto Bricco San Biagio

ROGGERI

The cru Roggeri, orientated south-east at an altitude of 300m above sea level, extends from the village of the same name (mentioned already in the land registry of La Morra in 1477) to the edge of our winery.

The 4 hectares of Nebbiolo for Barolo cultivated here are divided into three sections, which include our oldest vineyards, planted about 40-50 years ago. The age of the vineyards, combined with a deep clayey soil, contribute to producing a grape rich in polyphenols, which confer the grand structure and noble character to the Barolo which takes its name from the Roggeri vines.


  Vigneto Roggeri

RIVE

Already by the end of the eighteen hundreds this broad stretch of vine-planted ground, exposed fully to the south, was cultivated with Nebbiolo by Cavalier Parà. From this historic figure in Langa oenology our grandfather, Luigi, purchased the vineyard in 1876 for the sum of Lire 2,700. With the Roggeri and the Bricco San Biagio vineyards, the 0.5 hectares of the Rive vineyard complete the full property of the Barolo Ciabot Berton.


   

CAPPALLOTTI

Near the site of the winery, exposed to the east with about 0.6 hectares of ground, is the young vineyard of Barbera from which we obtain our Barbera d'Alba Fisetta.


   

ROCCHETTEVINO

The old Dolcetto vineyards, with an average age of about 40 years, spread over roughly a hectare with eastern exposure in the sub-zone which almost completely surrounds the winery. This is where Dolcetto d'Alba Rutuin comes from (Rocchettevino, from the Piemontese).


   

PRIA

Climbing towards La Morra, just a few steps from the winery, is the sub-zone of Pria, with its grey-brown marls, clayey and deep, spread over 1.6 hectares. From the rows of Nebbiolo planted in the first years after 2000 we obtain splendid Nebbiolos, very well coloured and fruity.

   
 
 

Ciabot Berton - Fraz. S.Maria, 1 - La Morra (Cn) Italia
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