This Cru forms the hill at the foot of the hamlet from which it takes its name. Our plot is right beneath the winery and in front of Rocche dell’Annunziata, but with a more compact, clay soil.
Our vineyard curves around the hamlet, from an east-facing position to fully-south, where we have another 0.5 hectares (1.25 acres) of Barolo vineyard leased to Renato Ratti. In the east-facing part, we primarily grow Barbera, with a tiny parcel of Sauvignon Blanc. The slope here is very steep and is mainly very compact blue Marl (clay-limestone) with 40% limestone, 35% clay and 25% sand. The soil here is so compact that the old houses here are built directly onto the Marl, without foundations.
TOTAL SURFACE AREA: About 1.5 hectares (3.7 acres)
AREA IN PRODUCTION: About 1.0 hectares (2.5 acres)
ALTITUDE: 250m (820ft) – 270m (885ft)
VARIETIES GROWN: Barbera, Sauvignon Blanc, Nebbiolo
WINES PRODUCED: Barolo or Langhe Nebbiolo, Barbera d’Alba and Langhe Sauvignon
YEAR OF PLANTING: 1955, 1985, 1992, 1995