Along the road that leads from Barolo to La Morra, since 2000 the Sylla Sebaste cellar has been producing classic Piedmont wines of refined quality.
Erected right on the summit of the hill San Pietro delle Viole, which overlooks a wonderful view of vineyards and the whole of the Alba Langa, the cellar has taken on through the years, as its symbol, the effigy of the splendid 14th century chapel that stands in front of it: San Pietro delle Viole’s chapel.
The cellar is owned by the Merlo family and is led with great passion by Fabrizio Merlo with valuable collaboration from his oenologist Luca Caramellino.
Its seven property hectares are all located within the municipality of Barolo in prestigious Bussia and Bricco Viole and they are entirely dedicated to traditional varieties such as Nebbiolo, Dolcetto, Barbera and Freisa.
The Sylla Sebaste wines are created from the following grapes: the three Barolo, two of which represent the Bussia cru and Bricco delle Viole, the Nebbiolo, the Barbera d'Alba and the Langhe Rosso Syllabo.
The Barbera d'Asti comes from the Costigliole d'Asti vineyards, along with the whites: the still whites Roero Arneis and Gavi, the sweet Moscato d'Asti and the Classic Method Sparkling wine La Sylla.
Visit to the winery
Arriving in the large courtyard, guests are greeted by the Merlo family: Maurizio, Fabrizio and Marinella.
The visit begins with the walking in the vineyards. In the autumn - from mid-September to mid/late October - you can watch the harvest and the following cellar steps, such as alcoholic fermentation, pressing and racking.
The tour then continues on the company rooms, where are described the different steps of fermentation and aging of the wine. The final step is the packaging room where the wine is bottled and stored.
We thus reach the most awaited moment: the wine tasting guided by Fabrizio in person, who will tell stories, give info and outline the characteristics of each label.
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Vineyards: 7 ha
Wines: Barolo DOCG, Nebbiolo d'Alba DOC, Barbera d'Alba DOC, Barbera d'Asti DOCG, Langhe Rosso DOC, Roero Arneis DOCG, Gavi del Comune di Gavi DOCG, Moscato d'Asti DOCG, Metodo Classico Brut
Vineyards location: Barolo, Costigliole d'Asti
Biologic Method: No