Lower Langa

Bel Colle

Wine Producer in Verduno

The Bel Colle Winery is located in Borgo Castagni, a village that connects La Morra and Verduno, in a spectacular panoramic position on the hills of Langhe.

This is one of the most fascinating areas of Piedmont, characterized by undulating hills planted with vineyards that are tinged with the warmest colors in autumn, forests and ancient villages.

In this area, an important tourist destination in the wine and food and cultural spheres, the Bosio family, originally from Santo Stefano Belbo and producers since four generations, acquired in 2015 the winery Bel Colle, known for its Barolo DOCG and Verduno Pelaverga DOC: two labels worth the trip, along with the wide range of wines produced.

A story that
begins in 1975

in Verduno

Ambassadors in the world of the territory of Langhe and Roero

In 1975, on the hill of Borgo Castagni in Verduno, brothers Franco and Carlo Pontiglione with Giuseppe Priola founded Cantina Bel Colle, acquired in 2015 by the Bosio family.

It was 1967, however, the year it all began, when Egidio Bosio and his wife Angela humbly and sacrificially laid the foundations of the company that is now, as then, family-run.

Today it is Valter with his wife Rossella and their son Luca with his wife Valentina who run the company, following the entire chain of grape processing and equipping the winery with the latest technology.

The Wines

The wines worth the trip are Barolo DOCG and Verduno Pelaverga DOC.

The west-southwest-facing exposure and the limestone-clay soils with chalk veins give the wines a unique olfactory array of intensity and persistence, along with excellent structure and color intensity.

The winery’s philosophy is to produce quality wines while respecting traditions and meeting the tastes of consumers, an end that has been reached thanks to the collaboration with oenologist Paolo Torchio, who has led the winery from 1980 until 2015.

The winery’s range offers numerous labels capable of satisfying the needs of the curious wine tourist and the most demanding guest.

The Barolo DOCG in the Pajorè and Monvigliero versions and the Verduno Pelaverga DOC are the labels that have allowed the winery to win the most awards.

Barolo DOCG in the Monvigliero and Pajorè versions

The Monvigliero vineyard is a natural amphitheater facing southwest, the particular microclimate enhances the production of a very fragrant and delicate Barolo wine with a balanced body and soft tannins that are never hard.

This area is considered one of the best of all Barolo wine production areas.

Barolo Monvigliero wine can be considered the real Grand Cru, after aging for at least three years in oak barrels and bottle it presents all the best characteristics that this wine knows how to express marrying perfectly with important dishes, red meats and game and aged cheeses.

Barolo DOCG Pajorè comes from Nebbiolo vineyards located in the commune of Treiso and ages 24 months in large 45 hl, oak barrels.

The total area of the vineyard, composed of limestone marl and clay, is 41 hectares for an altitude ranging from about 190 to 350 meters.

Completing the range

The Barolo wine range also includes Barolo DOCG Bussia, made from grapes grown in the historic cru of Monforte d’Alba, and Barolo DOCG Simposio.

The winery also offers a special label dedicated to Barolo DOCG Riserva 10 years.

The Nebbiolo grapes chosen to produce this wine are found in vineyards located in the communes of Verduno Boscatto and Verduno Monvigliero.

For the first five years Monvigliero and Boscatto age separately in 4,000-liter barrels, and for the next five years they age blended in 8,000-liter capacity Allier wood barrels.

Verduno Pelaverga DOC: the symbol of Verduno

The label reproduces a painting by the Alba painter Pinot Gallizio, a man from Langa who loved the colors and flavors of this land.

Believed to be an aphrodisiac wine, Pelaverga DOC is made from one of Piedmont’s rarest grape varieties, Pelaverga piccolo, whose grapes are processed in purity.

It is to be considered a wine for discerning connoisseurs and researchers of territorial specialties: it pairs well with cured meats, first courses, foods with mushrooms and fish dishes because of its characteristic fruity strawberry scents, floral and ample and intense spicy notes.

Produced Wines

Barolo DOCG
Verduno Pelaverga DOC
Nebbiolo d'Alba DOC
Barbera d'Alba DOC
Dolcetto d'Alba DOC
Langhe DOC Nebbiolo
Barbera d'Asti DOCG
Langhe DOC Nascetta
Roero Arneis DOCG
Langhe DOC Chardonnay
Langhe DOC Favorita
Moscato d'Asti DOCG
Piemonte DOC Moscato Secco
Langhe DOC Rosato
Alta Langa DOCG Metodo Classico
Barolo Chinato
Vino Passito

Vineyards Extension

25 Ha

N° of Bottles

300.000

Vineyards Location

Verduno
La Morra
Santo Stefano Belbo
Vezza d'Alba

Agricultural Method

Integrated pest management

Products

The winery offers a wide selection of DOC and DOCG labels.

The wide selection of Bel Colle Brand wines is able to meet the tastes of demanding wine tourists curious to discover the peculiarities, even the lesser known ones, of the territory.

Pearls of Langa

A number of special wines are contained here: the Alta Langa DOCG Cuvée Valentina Pas Dosé and the Langhe DOC Nascetta, made from Piedmont’s historic native white grape variety and recently rediscovered.

The reds and whites

The everyday reds include Dolcetto d’Alba, Barbera d’Alba Ape Reale and Langhe Nebbiolo, while the superior reds include Barbera d’Alba Le Masche, Barbera d’Asti Nuwanda and Nebbiolo d’Alba La Reala.

Tasting the white wines allows a journey through Langhe and Roero: Langhe DOC Favorita, Roero Arnesi and Langhe Chardonnay.

Rosés and Sweets

Among the wines for meditation or to be tasted at the end of a meal to accompany traditional Piedmontese desserts including bònet or hazelnut cake, it is possible to choose from Langhe Rosato, Spumante Brut Le Rosé, Spumante Passito Odré and the characteristic Moscato d’Asti Turna Lunga.

The latter is also an important wine on an affective level because Turna Lunga represents the first vineyard of Luca’s grandparents, Egidio and Angela, planted in Valdivilla in 1961.

From this vineyard with an important slope, difficult to work and harvest with an east, south/east exposure, a deliberately limited quantity of Moscato is made in order to concentrate the maximum quality potential that this vineyard can offer.

Alta Langa DOCG

From one of the oldest vineyards planted in Val Bormida, in the High Langhe Astigiane comes Cuvée Valentina. A product that holds a record: that of having been planted first under the supervision of the Consorzio di Tutela as an experimental vineyard. It is a blend of Pinot Noir and Chardonnay

Visits & Tastings

Bel Colle hosts both small groups and large groups of up to 25 people

It is Elena who welcomes guests, accompanying them on a farm tour and guided tasting.

The experience can begin a short walk from the winery, where the rows of Pelaverga vines are located.

Here, a short walk is possible upon request and the use of a comfortable pair of shoes is recommended.

The visit continues to the winemaking rooms, maturation, the period needed for the wine to harmonize its components and bottling.

The heart of the visit is the tasting, which is held for groups of up to six people in the intimate and bright tasting room overlooking the vineyards.

Larger groups are hosted in a second, more spacious room that can accommodate 20 people.

All tastings of the estate wines are accompanied by a small platter of local cured meats and cheeses chosen by trusted producers.

The types of tastings

The types of tastings are numerous and are detailed in the section below Prices and Services.

For those who are approaching Bel Colle production for the first time and want to take a journey through the main estate wines, the following experiences are recommended:

Indigenous Route
20€/person

  • Langhe DOC Nascetta
  • Verduno Pelaverga DOC
  • a third wine of your choice

Winemaker’s selection
25€/person

  • Roero Arneis DOCG
  • Verduno Pelaverga DOC
  • Barbera d’Asti DOCG Superiore
  • Barolo DOCG Monvigliero or Barbaresco DOCG Pajorè

A tasting route is dedicated to certified organic wines.

Green route
25€/person

  • Langhe DOC Chardonnay PASSATO
  • Langhe DOC Nebbiolo PASSATO
  • Barbera d’Asti DOCG Superiore PASSATO

Groups

max 20 people

Visit Duration

1h30

Booking

Preferred

Tasting Price

Starting at 20€

The project PASSATO

A return to the past to rethink the future

I am convinced that the agriculture of the future is one that knows how to respect the environment and reclaim the footsteps of our ancestors while innovating.

This is the philosophy behind the PASSATO project, strongly desired by Luca Bosio, representative of the third generation, which takes concrete form in the production of organic wines with respect for the environment and strong ties to the territory.

A range of wines born thanks to the teachings of his grandfather and father and the continuous attention to sustainable and environmentally friendly agriculture.

Under the label PASSATO it is therefore possible to taste the following wines: Barolo DOCG, Barbaresco DOCG, Langhe Nebbiolo DOCG , Barbera d’Asti Superiore DOCG, Barbera d’Alba DOC.

Le Chicche di Vale: wellness and household products

Valentina, moglie di Luca Bosio ha realizzato una serie di prodotti 100% naturali a base di vino e per questo soggetti ad evoluzione nel tempo. Each variation is synonymous with authenticity, naturalness and craftsmanship. Therefore, at the winery it is possible to buy beauty products for the body made from Pelaverga and Moscato grapes: hand cream, face cream, body cream, shower bath and home fragrances in different formats. You can also choose delicious homemade jams flavored with apple, cinnamon and Moscato d'Asti or apricot, almond and Pelaverga.

Prices & Services

Wines can be purchased directly from the winery and can be shipped to the destination of your choice

Types of tasting

Indigenous route
20€/person

  • Langhe DOC Nascetta
  • Verduno Pelaverga DOC
  • a third wine of your choice

Winemaker's selection
25€/person

  • Roero Arneis DOCG
  • Verduno Pelaverga DOC
  • Barbera d'Asti DOCG Superiore
  • Barolo DOCG Monvigliero or Barbaresco DOCG Pajorè

Single Vineyard
30€/person

  • Barbaresco DOCG Pajorè
  • Barolo DOCG Monvigliero
  • Barolo DOCG Simposio

Nebbiolo Trail
30€/person

  • Langhe DOC Nebbiolo
  • Nebbiolo d'Alba DOC
  • Barbaresco DOCG Pajorè
  • Barolo DOCG Simposio
  • Barolo DOCG Monvigliero

Tasting in the vineyard
20€/person

  • 3 wines per person including a Barolo or a Barbaresco

Selection PASSATO

Green Path
25€/person

  • Langhe DOC Chardonnay PASSATO
  • Langhe DOC Nebbiolo PASSATO
  • Barbera d'Asti DOCG Superiore PASSATO

Special Experiences

Great Bubbles Route Italy vs. France
30€/person

  • Alta Langa DOCG Cuvée Valentina 36 months
  • Champagne A. Bergère Nature

Tasting the Past Pathway

  • Barolo DOCG 2012
  • Barolo DOCG 2004
  • Barolo DOCG 1996
  • Barbaresco DOCG Roncaglie 2001
  • Barbaresco 1974

Services

Air Conditioning Pets Allowed Meeting Room Direct Sales WiFi Parking Lot Garden Gift Shop

Accepted Payments

Visa / Cartasi Mastercard ATM / Bancomat Satispay Bank Transfer Cash

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