Lower Langa

Luigi Drocco

Wine Producer in Alba

Business Hours

9:30 → 11:30
14:30 → 18:30

Closing Day

Holidays

January

The winery is located in Alba, the capital of the Langhe, on the eastern side of the border with the municipality of Diano d’Alba.

In 1959 Luigi’s father, Enrico, moved to the farmhouse called Pontepietra, surrounded by 8 hectares of land, of which only one was used for vines.

In 1968 Luigi, at the age of twenty-two, took over the baton and planted 5 hectares of vineyards and in 1978 he began to have his own label and to bottle the wines, which were previously only sold in demijohns.

The birth of two sons, Roberto and Fabrizio, brings new strength to the winery, and the two boys apply themselves to work in the company from an early age.

Over time Luigi and his children have steered the winery towards a more sustainable and environmentally friendly production, since 2009 renouncing the use of herbicides in the vineyard and resorting to purely organic fertilization.

Today the company has 15 hectares of vineyards where the typical varieties of Langa are grown, and Luigi still welcomes those who want to come and visit him in the cellar to share his greatest passion: love for the land.

The Wines

The company produces the typical wines of the area, but also offers innovative labels

Luigi Drocco was an avant-garde and far-sighted producer, starting to produce the whites Arneis and Chardonnay as early as the 1980s, when they still did not have the DOC designation and few could predict their potential.

Today the company offers all the most representative wines of the territory, both white and red, and there is no lack of particular and exclusive experiments.

The wine that best describes Fabrizio and Roberto’s desire to experiment is Alba, an assembly of Nebbiolo, Dolcetto and Barbera, the most representative grape varieties of Alba.

Alba obtained the DOC in 2010, and is a rather rare wine, produced by few other winemakers.

The Green Experience

The company joined in 2016 as a pilot winery this Coldiretti certification, which aims to give visibility and recognize those wineries that practice integrated production, attentive to environmental sustainability and landscape protection.

Produced Wines

Langhe Chardonnay DOC
Langhe Arneis DOC
Langhe Favorita DOC
Dolcetto d'Alba DOC
Barbera d'Alba DOC
Nebbiolo d'Alba DOC
Barolo DOCG

Vineyards Extension

15 Ha

N° of Bottles

70000

Vineyards Location

Alba, Diano d'Alba, Govone, Treiso

Agricultural Method

Integrated pest management

Visits & Tastings

To really understand a wine and its origin, the best way is to taste it and discover it together with those who produced it

In the cellar various visits and tastings are proposed, which vary according to the wines chosen and the gastronomic accompaniments.

It is also possible to organize personalized tastings, Fabrizio and Roberto will surely be able to find the formula that best suits your needs.

All visits rightly start from the vineyard, the place where it all begins.

You will be told the story of the company and its evolution in the philosophy of cultivation over time, and then move on to the cellar to discover in more detail the different winemaking techniques for white and red wines.

In the cozy tasting room you will be accompanied in the discovery of wines, tasting for yourself the result of all the choices made in the vineyard and in the cellar.

Groups

max 70 people

Visit Duration

2h

Booking

Mandatory

Tasting Price

Starting at 18€

Prices & Services

3 types of tastings are proposed

Prices and features

Classics (minimum 2 people)

  • 5 classic wines with accompanying dish → € 25.00 per person
  • 5 classic wines + 1 glass of your choice between Barolo and Barbaresco (6 wines) → € 45.00 per person
  • 5 classic wines + 1 Barolo + 1 Barbaresco (7 wines) → € 60.00 per person

Flavors of Langa (minimum 4 people)

  • 5 superior wines with accompanying dish → € 40.00 per person
  • 5 superior wines + 1 glass of your choice between Barolo and Barbaresco (6 wines) → € 55.00 per person
  • 5 superior wines + 1 Barolo + 1 Barbaresco (7 wines) → € 70.00 per person

The nuances of Chardonnay (minimum 6 people)

Tasting of 4 wines containing chardonnay with pairing dish: → € 30.00 per person

  • Classic Method "Enrico" (chardonnay + barbera)
  • Brut Charmat method "Pontepietra" (chardonnay + arneis)
  • Langhe Chardonnay 2020
  • "30 anni" 2018, aged in barrique (chardonnay + arneis)

Services

Direct Sales Parking Lot Caravan Parking

Accepted Payments

Visa / Cartasi Mastercard ATM / Bancomat Satispay Cash

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