Fabrizio Battaglino is a farmer in Vezza d’Alba, in the Roero area, who has decided to continue his family’s wine-making tradition.
The company was found at the beginning of the ’60s by Riccardo Battaglino, Fabrizio’s grandfather, who was one of the first local producers to sell bottled wine. Barbera and Nebbiolo were already included in the “Bolaffi world wine catalogue” by Luigi Veronelli (1973).
The family tradition then continued with Mario Battaglino before pass to his son Fabrizio.
Fabrizio personally look after the whole cycle of production, from grape to bottle. Most of the work is hand-made, from the vine farming that dwell in a lively and lush nature, where no herbicides are used. He tries to minimize chemical treatments in order to have a healthy and clean wine.
You will find fragrances and flavors of nature and local land in the flagship products: Nebbiolo d’Alba DOC Colla and Roero DOCG Sergentin. Both wines age in barrique barrels. This choice is based on Fabrizio’s wine-making experience and the needs of the cellar, but it has nothing to do with modernism and international taste.
These wines represent the soul of the vineyard and the land from which they come, and the toasting of the barrels does not cover their taste.
Moreover, Fabrizio produces Barbera, the peasants’ wine, Arneis, the typical white wine of Roero and the passito of Arneis (made from dried grapes)
The visit to the cellar
There is only one way to find out if the use of the barrique barrels is a good choice: to taste the wines with Fabrizio.
The visit starts in the vineyards Colla and Sergentin, where you can admire a different landscapes from the Langhe, with narrow gorges and steep slopes. It then moves in the cellar, to learn about and understand the process of wine production, and finally at the guided tasting.
Fabrizio will tell you the history of each label, guiding you to recognize the organoleptic features of the wine.
At the same time, you will taste small snacks of local products such as cheeses, cold cuts and homemade focaccia baked in wood-fired oven.
The visit starts with a walk in the vineyards Colla and Sergentin (only on request in spring, summer, autumn) from which, in the best days, you can see the Basilica of Superga of Turin.
It then moves in the cellar, in the fermentation and aging rooms, to learn about the process of wine production and the aging in barrique barrels!
The tasting, guided by Fabrizio, will let you recognize the qualities of each label.
At the same time, will be served small snacks of local products: cheeses and cold cuts.
The guided tour is also available in English and French, and groups up to 25 persons are allowed.
The visit costs 10 € per person and at the end of the tour you can buy the wine at a special price, with the possibility to send your bottles directly at home.
Your four-legged friends are welcome.
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