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Pressenda (Castelletto)
Vineyards in the township of Monforte d'Alba

Pressenda is considered the qualitative heart of the Castelletto cru. It is located on the western slope of the township of Monforte d’Alba.

Variety cultivated:

Nebbiolo

Geological origins

Geological era:
Tertiary Piedmont Basin of the Miocene

Prevalent geological period:
Tortonian-Serravallian

Prevalent geological formation:
Located on the border of Diano Sandstone and the Lequio Formation. The Diano Sandstone is composed of large bands of yellow sand with numerous layers of Langhe Stone; layers of marl interspersed with sand are rare. The terrain was formed when powerful marine landslides carried coastal deposits until the depths of the basin. They have interesting fossils that indicate its seabed origins.

Soil type and characteristics conferred to the wines

Sand 50%
Loam 30%
Clay 20%
Granulometric index 1.00
pH level 8.0

Analyses draw attention to sandy terrain with a high percentage of loam and limestone. The granulometric index (ratio of sand / Loam + Clay) indicates a soil structure created from very coarse roots, thus giving the terrain low amounts of sand compared to loam and clay. The terrain is light in color, which gives wines made from nebbiolo cultivated in its soil great structure, power, aromas, tannins, and longevity.

Prevalent sun exposure of the slopes and average heights

Height in meters asl Min: 260
Max: 370
Average: 315
Prevalent sun exposure East
Average gradient 22%

Average age of vines

40 years

Density of vines

5.000 vines per hectare

Cultivation system

Guyot

Yield

70 quintals per hectare

Vineyard surface area

3.95 hectares (9.76 acres)

Vigneti a Monforte d'Alba - Pressenda (Castelletto)

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