Roero

Le More Bianche

Wine Producer in Magliano Alfieri

Business Hours

9:00 → 18:00

Closing Day

Always open by appointment

Holidays

December 25,
Easter Day

Le More Bianche, located in Magliano Alfieri, is the winery of Alessandro Bovio, a producer in the Roero since 2013.

He offers some of the area’s most representative wines: Barbera d’Alba, Roero Arneis, Nebbiolo and Roero DOCG.

Alessandro is a winemaker. Study experience at the Umberto I Wine Institute in Alba and a 20-year stint as a consultant allowed him to broaden his vision of the world of wine, culminating in the start of his own business.

Love of the earth gives good and genuine wines

The vineyards are cultivated under an organic regime, and all stages of work in the winery are personally supervised by the owner.

Fatherhood has strengthened in him a sense of protection towards his family, increasing respect for the environment and the land within which his children daily live and play.

All this is accomplished by indulging the naturalness of the vineyard and implementing meticulous winemaking processes. An uncompromising choice that has resulted in judgments of approval and recognition over the years.

I am Alessandro Bovio, farmer and winemaker. After 15 years of experience as a consultant for wineries, I decided to open my own small business where I could make wine the way I like it.

The name and the territory

As soon as you enter the gate, you can admire the huge centuries-old mulberry tree, whose small, sweet blackberries can be tasted in late spring when they reach full ripeness.

The same tree, guardian of the vines and the winery, can be found on the bottle labels as the company logo.

Both the mulberry tree and the panoramic terrace, with views of the Roero, the Langhe, and the Alpine range, are starting points for discovering Alessandro’s farm.

The Wines

Maceration is a key process for the substances in the skins to be extracted and pass into the must and wine

The entire production is managed organically although no certification is present, but as the winemaker likes to repeat:

I am natural at heart.

Barbera d’Alba DOC

It can be called the first love and the representative wine of the winery, produced in the superior version only in certain particularly satisfactory vintages.

To enjoy with typical Piedmontese products anddishes: cured meats, Langa cheeses, flavorful first courses, and important second courses such as boiled meats.

Roero DOCG Vigna San Bernardo

Wine of great structure and longevity made exclusively from Nebbiolo grapes from the vineyard of the same name.

It is a complex wine that ages a year and a half in large barrels and partly in ceramics.

It has great drinkability and pairs perfectly with white meats, tasty pasta dishes, risottos and red meat dishes.

Langhe DOC Nebbiolo Nebiulin

A wine that offers itself as a fresh version of Nebbiolo: it does not age in wood, but only in cement and ceramic.

Purely vinified from the youngest vines, 7 to 15 years old.

Although it is called Nebiulin, meaning small Nebbiolo in Piedmontese dialect, it carries the elegance and fruit of Nebbiolo, but not the austerity of tannins.

Its 14/14.5 degrees do not affect the ease of drinking.

Roero DOCG Arneis Ironia

The oldest vineyard on the estate is over 40 years old and is located in San Pietro di Govone.

From these clusters, Alessandro produces his version of Arneis capable of offering greater complexity.

Ferments in amphora with a short maceration on the skins of 2 to 4 days.

It is a different Arneis than usual, mineral, savory and full of color.

The name Ironia is related to the vintage of the first harvest in 2020 in which the weather forced a production of 2,000 bottles instead of the planned 5,000. Alessandro, struck by the pleasantness of the wine interpreted it as a positive sign.

The Arneis labels are “homemade”, the result of designs by Alessandro’s children: each bottle in the 6-pack has color variations.

The technique

Alessandro uses the submerged cap maceration technique, letting oxygen,alcohol and time help extract the substances contained in the skin and pulp of the berry.

Then the wine, separated from the skins, ages in wood, where malolactic fermentation takes place, allowing the wine to mature.

Alessandro has chosen to reduce the impact of wood on the wine’s aromas and uses large barrels, limiting barriques.

The concrete amphorae and barrels

From the 2017 vintage, clayver, natural ceramic stoneware containers, concrete barrels and ceramic amphorae, also suitable for long aging, have arrived.

After 1 to 2 years of aging depending on the type, the wine is blended and bottled.

Just as in the vineyard, in the cellar Alessandro does not use additives, activators or clarifiers, limiting himself to the addition of a small dose of bisulfite, less than half of the dose allowed in organic, added at the end of fermentations so as to obtain more fruity, fresh and harmonious wines.

Produced Wines

Roero DOCG Vigna San Bernardo
Barbera d'Alba DOC
Barbera d'Alba Superiore DOC
Langhe DOC Nebbiolo Nebiulin
Roero Arneis DOCG Ironia

Vineyards Extension

4.5 Ha

N° of Bottles

15.000

Vineyards Location

Magliano Alfieri
San Pietro di Govone

Agricultural Method

Organic

Visits & Tastings

The visit is tailored to the needs of the guests

The winery experience offers a choice of two different types of tastings, anticipated by the optional walk through the nebbiolo and barbera vineyards adjacent to the winery. Here Alessandro introduces the Roero territory and the stages of work in the vineyard.

Visitors are later led into the small production rooms. The tasting can take place, depending on the weather and time of year, in the winery, on the terrace or under the centuries-old mulberry tree.

Types of tasting

Reservations are required and allow the owner to better organize the guest experience.

Full tasting → 15,00 €

A sampling of all 5 wines in the production.

The Mulberry Tree → 10,00 €

Tasting of 3 wines: Langhe DOC Nebbiolo Nebiulin, Barbera d’Alba DOC and Roero DOCG Arneis Ironia

Accompanied by local cheeses, salami, breadsticks.

Groups

max 8 people

Visit Duration

1h30

Booking

Mandatory

Tasting Price

Starting at 10€

Work in the vineyard

Minimizing cellar intervention and vineyard surveillance

I decided to manage the vineyard as naturally as possible by eliminating all chemical treatments and using only small doses of copper and sulfur and essential oils.

The intent is to maximize the potential of each cluster, avoiding shortcuts and working the vineyard as it once was.

Every year, Alessandro sows herbaceous plants capable of attracting useful insects to create biodiversity: thus, crickets and other small insects reappeared as reminders of his childhood.

It does not use the mulcher and tiller, replaced with old rippers, implements that only allow vertical cutting of the soil without stirring up its layers, a spade and a mower.

In just a few years of no chemistry, the soil has become softer, less compact and the vineyard more resilient and balanced. The wines also benefited by gaining in pleasantness and harmony.

The territory of Roero

Le More Bianche is reached by driving along scenic roads that provide landscapes nestled among the hills and characterized by many small villages.
In these spectacular locations, where food and wine take center stage, there are hiking trails and paths that attract mountain bikers and road cycling enthusiasts every year.
There is no shortage of opportunities to carry out cultural tourism: the Museum of Landscape and Plaster Ceilings in Magliano Alfieri is a handful of kilometers away, Turin or Asti are 23 and 60 kilometers away, respectively. Alba, the capital of the White Truffle, is only 10 km away.

Prices & Services

Tasting types and prices

Types of tasting

Full tasting → 15,00 €
A sampling of all the wines in the production.

The Mulberry Tree → 10,00 €
Tasting of Langhe DOC Nebbiolo Nebiulin, Barbera d'Alba DOC, Roero DOCG Arneis Ironia.

Accompanied by local cheeses, salami, breadsticks.

Cellar prices

All wines are available for purchase at the winery.

  • Barbera d'Alba DOC 15,00 €
  • Barbera d'Alba DOC Superiore 26,00 €
  • Langhe DOC Nebbiolo Nebiulin 16,00 €
  • Roero DOCG Arneis Ironia 20,00 €
  • Roero DOCG 28,00 €

Services

Air Conditioning Pets Allowed Terrace Direct Sales WiFi Parking Lot Garden Private Park

Accepted Payments

Visa / Cartasi Mastercard American Express ATM / Bancomat Bank Transfer Cash

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