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Rinaldi and Bricco Barone
Vineyards in the township of Monforte d'Alba

Variety cultivated:

Barbera and nebbiolo

Geological origins

Geological era:
Tertiary Piedmont Basin of the Miocene

Prevalent geological period:
Tortonian-Serravallian

Prevalent geological formation:
Lequio Formation, characterized by grey calcareous marl alternating with mostly consistent layers of sand. Its exposition and gradient have allowed the terrain to evolve towards a lighter color on the slopes where erosion was greater, and darker terrain where soil has accumulated.

Soil type and characteristics conferred to the wines

Sand 35%
Loam 45%
Clay 20%
Granulometric index 0.53
pH level 8.0

The vineyards maintain a loamy-clay composition with an elevated sandy content. This allows for greater air and water flow. The soil is shallow, with marl (=tuff) emerging from the high erosion on the best-exposed slopes. Very calcareous. The granulometric index (ratio of sand / Loam + Clay) indicates a soil structure created from rough roots, always with a prevalence of loam and clay but with high amounts of sand, as well. The terrain is light in color, which gives wines made from nebbiolo and barbera cultivated in its soil elevated fruitiness, great structure, complexity, longevity, and very intense, persistent aromas.

Prevalent sun exposure of the slopes and average heights

Height in meters asl Min: 320
Max: 400
Average: 360
Prevalent sun exposure West / Southwest
Average gradient 20%

Average age of vines

Rinaldi: 48 years
Bricco Barone: 36 years

Density of vines

5.000 vines per hectare

Cultivation system

Guyot

Yield

Rinaldi: 75 quintals per hectare
Bricco Barone: 80 quintals per hectare

Vineyard surface area

Rinaldi: 3.20 hectares (7.90 acres)
Bricco Barone: 2.13 hectares (5.26 acres)

Vigneti a Monforte d'Alba - Rinaldi e Bricco Barone

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