Lower Langa

Aldo Marenco

Wine Producer in Dogliani

Business Hours

8:00 → 12:00
14:00 → 19:00

Closing Day

Always open upon reservation

Holidays

Winter season

In the locality of Pamparato, on the crest of a hill just outside Dogliani, stands the Azienda Agricola Aldo Marenco with a 360 ° opening on the surrounding valleys.

It is therefore possible to imagine how, on clear days, the gaze wanders from Artesina to Monte Rosa, from Bossolasco to Murazzano, with Roddino, La Morra, Monforte in front of your eyes… it is right in the center of this setting that the Marenco family, since now 4 generations, has been producing the great wines typical of the Bassa Langa.

Claudio, the current owner, transformed the peasant spirit of his predecessors, already respectful and attentive towards nature, into organic production: in 1991 the company obtained the Bioagricert certification.

The wines produced are those representative of the territory, with a genuine and convivial spirit, just like the atmosphere in the cellar.

The Wines

Over 25 hectares of property, of which more than 10 are planted with vines, in a single body in Dogliani

Aldo Marenco wines share a strong bond with the Piedmontese tradition, which can also be perceived in the detail of the dialect names.

The idea behind the production is fortunately shared by many: “a good wine comes from a healthy vineyard”; this is demonstrated by the organic certification that has been covering all the vineyards for almost 30 years.

In the list on the side we find all the great classics of these hills, including the lords of Langa such as Barolo, Barbaresco and Dogliani.

In particular, the Dogliani Superiore “Parlapà” is particularly appreciated by critics, who define it – playing with the name which literally means “without words” in Piedmontese – a wine that leaves you speechless.

Produced Wines

Langhe Barbera DOC "Balin"
Barbaresco DOCG
Barolo DOCG
Dogliani DOCG "Bric"
Langhe Nascetta DOC "Briccolina"
Vino Rosato Dojan Rosè
Langhe Nebbiolo DOC
Dogliani Superiore DOCG "Parlapà"
Langhe Barbera DOC "Pirona"
Dogliani DOCG "Pirun"
Roero Arneis DOCG
Langhe Barbera DOC "Sains Sulfiti"
Langhe Favorita DOC "Sole Luna"
Dogliani DOCG "Suri"

Vineyards Extension

10 Ha

N° of Bottles

50000

Vineyards Location

Dogliani

Agricultural Method

Organic

Visits & Tastings

A rustic and homely environment, with the excellent company of a born host.

Claudio loves his work in the vineyard, but at the same time he promptly interrupts his duties to welcome visitors with enthusiasm.

Adaptable to the preferences of the guests, the host is happy to open up to tastings in the vineyard or small parties in the cellar, and adheres to the many initiatives of the municipality, including the “Enovago” night event.

The visit usually begins with a walk in the vineyard, in which the choices of organic farming and the various jobs are explained; from here you’ll move to the cellar for a tour of the various spaces, and then conclude with the tasting.

Types of tasting

As for the tasting of wines, you can choose between two types:

  • tasting of 3 wines of your choice, with breadsticks → € 8.00
  • tasting of 4 wines of your choice, with breadsticks → € 10.00
  • tasting of 4 wines of your choice, with breadsticks and a cutting board of local cheese and cold cuts → € 15.00

Groups

max 15 people

Visit Duration

2 h

Booking

Mandatory

Tasting Price

Starting at 6€

Rural hospitality

In addition to wine tasting, the cellar can offer dinners for small groups (maximum 6 people)

The Aldo Marenco company is also certified as “family rural hospitality”, a form that allows Claudio to receive a limited number of guests for a real dinner.

For this service there are 2 different fixed menus.

Menu 2

  • 3 glasses of your choice among the wines of the cellar
  • Raw salami, pancetta, veal with tuna sauce
  • Ravioli del plin (sage butter or ragù) or tajarin with Bolognese sauce or other sauces to be agreed
  • Bread sticks, bread
  • Mixed sweets with hazelnuts GAT DUS

Cost: € 25.00 per person

Truffle menu

  • 3 glasses of your choice among the wines of the cellar
  • Raw salami
  • Steak with white truffle from Alba
  • Butter tajarin with white Alba truffle
  • Poached egg with white truffle from Alba
  • Mixed sweets with hazelnuts GAT DUS

Cost: € 29.00 per person (the cost of the truffle is separate, following the seasonal price and the quantity consumed in the meal)

Picnic in the vineyards

One of the most beautiful paths of the Dogliani passes right through the cellar. It is a circular path, about two hours long, which winds its way between countryside and village, panoramic points and vineyards. The winery offers the possibility to reserve a picnic backpack to then stop and consume it along the way.

The backpack contains:
1 picnic blanket,
1 small knife,
1 corkscrew,
2 glasses for water ,
2 wine glasses,
2 cutlery kits,
2 paper plates,
2 bottles of water,
1 bottle of wine of your choice (see list below ),
2 portions of Murazzano tuma,
2 portions of goat cheese,
2 portions of salami,
1 jar of vegetable appetizer,
2 portions of raw ham.

COST PER PERSON: € 30.00

Bottle of wine to choose from: LANGHE FAVORITA - LANGHE NASCETTA - LANGHE ROSATO - DOGLIANI PIRUN - DOGLIANI BRIC - DOGLIANI SURI - BARBERA PIRONA - BARBERA SAIN SULFI '. For the wines: DOGLIANI PARLAPA - BARBERA BALIN AND NEBBIOLO, you will have to add € 5.00 per bottle.

Technical details of the itinerary in the "Prices and services" section.

Prices & Services

Book a tailor-made visit to Aldo Marenco for you

Types of tasting

  • tasting of 3 wines of your choice, with breadsticks → € 8.00
  • tasting of 4 wines of your choice, with breadsticks → € 10.00
  • tasting of 4 wines of your choice, with breadsticks and a cutting board of local cheese and cold cuts → € 15.00

Technical details of the picnic route

  • length: 10 Km
  • travel time: H3.30
  • difficulty: tourist 3
  • suitable for: biking or walking
  • difference in altitude: 228 m

Menù

Menu 2 --> € 25.00 per person

  • 3 glasses of your choice among the wines of the cellar
  • Raw salami, pancetta, veal with tuna sauce
  • Ravioli del plin (sage butter or ragù) or tajarin with Bolognese sauce or other sauces to be agreed
  • Bread sticks, bread
  • Mixed sweets with hazelnuts GAT DUS

Truffle menu --> € 29.00 per person (truffle exluded)

  • 3 glasses of your choice among the wines of the cellar
  • Raw salami
  • Steak with white truffle from Alba
  • Butter tajarin with white Alba truffle
  • Poached egg with white truffle from Alba
  • Mixed sweets with hazelnuts GAT DUS

Services

Pets Allowed Direct Sales Kids Games / Playground Parking Lot Garden

Accepted Payments

Visa / Cartasi Mastercard ATM / Bancomat Cash