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The grapevine is generous: whatever you put in, you receive in kind

Marziano Abbona

The vineyards of Abbona extend for a total surface area of 52 hectares (128 acres) over the best-positioned territories in Dogliani, Monforte d’Alba and Novello. All owned by the winery, the vineyards include some of the most renowned crus in the Langhe and are cultivated in the highest respect for the surrounding environment and for those who work in the vineyards.

Abbona chooses to follow sustainable vineyard management. These methods use the minimal amount of synthetic treatments possible and follow non-invasive practices like cover crops, banning systemic pesticides, and the gradual phasing out of herbicides.

The vineyards are cultivated and harvested by hand following methods passed down for generations. Many of the family vineyards are cultivated with old-growth vines up to 60 years of age. These express the highest quality of the territory where they were planted.

Following the French tradition of classifying land parcels, the winery’s vineyards are divided by land quality according to factors of microclimate, position, and geology. Abbona uses only grapes from the best vineyards, located in the higher hills, to make their cru wines; the other grapes are used to make their more basic wines.

  • Dogliani

    The heart of Abbona’s vineyards is located in Dogliani between the villages of Santa Lucia and San Luigi. Here, dolcetto, barbera, viognier, chardonnay, and pinot nero are cultivated. Some of the best wines of the company come from these crus, including Dogliani wines Papà Celso and San Luigi, Langhe Bianco Cinerino, Langhe Barbera Casaret, Favorita Valle dell’Olmo and sparkling Metodo Classico wines.

    In this zone, the altitude is between 400 and 480 m asl, with clayey soil of medium impact. The best landplots of the area are represented by the vineyards of Doriolo and San Luigi, from which Dogliani DOCG Papà Celso and Dogliani DOCG San Luigi wines are made (respectively).

    Vineyards in this township:

    > San Luigi
    > Doriolo

  • Monforte d’Alba

    On the hills of Monforte d’Alba, 5 km north of Dogliani, Abbona cultivates land in the villages of Rinaldi and Castelletto, both of which bear the names of Barolo crus. This is also where the Pressenda vineyard is located.

    In Rinaldi, which has calcareous marl soil, Barbera and Nebbiolo grow to produce Barbera d’Alba Rinaldi and Nebbiolo d’Alba Bricco Barone.

    The vineyard Pressenda is characterized by calcareous, clayey marl and overlooks the majestic castle of Serralunga. Here, the grapes for Barolo Pressenda are cultivated, making a wine that is powerful and elegant with great longevity.

    Vineyards in this township:

    > Pressenda (Castelletto)
    > Rinaldi and Bricco Barone

  • Novello

    In the township of Novello, 10 km northeast of Dogliani, Abbona cultivates a vineyard of about 4 hectares (10 acres) located within the prestigious cru Ravera. The soil – prevalently white calcareous marl – together with the historical importance of the cru and its excellent southern exposition make this land one of the best areas for cultivating nebbiolo grapes destined to become Barolo. Abbona makes its Ravera from these vineyards, an intense and elegant Barolo with a full body.

    Vineyards in this township:

    > Ravera and Cerviano

Welcome to our winery!

Open for visits by appointment.

Call us at
+39 0173 721317

Borgata San Luigi, 40
12063 Dogliani (Cn)

Write us at
abbona@abbona.com