Lower Langa

Orlando Abrigo

Wine Producer in Treiso

Business Hours

9:30 → 12:30
14:30 → 18:00

Closing Day

Holidays

January
February

A small house perfectly in tune with the territory of which it is part, a short distance from the village of Treiso, dominates the surrounding valleys.

Below it, within the hillside, a modern winery is developed.

Here it is possible to meet Giovanni, owner of the Orlando Abrigo winery and Foresteria Settevie, in a landscape setting that in autumn offers one of the most intense vineyard foliage shows in Piedmont.

He will be the one to lead guests to discover the wines of his production: his winery produces and exports to the world some of the most important and well-known Piedmontese wines: Barbaresco DOCG, Barbera d’Alba DOC, Dolcetto d’Alba DOC, as well as various Langhe DOC wines.

A story that began more than thirty years ago when he took over the reins of the winery, combining traditional winemaking methods with innovations and new technologies to optimize production phases and obtain wines of the highest quality.

A story that
begins in 1949

in Treiso

The new underground cellar, whose design was supervised by architect Marco Ferreri is built in 2013

Just like many Langa farming families, the grandparents of the current owner Giovanni (Gianni) Abrigo sold the grapes both at the Alba market and in the main towns of Piedmont and Liguria.

In 1949, Giovanni's father Orlando was orphaned, and the estate lands were entrusted to a skilled sharecropper who, to make production more efficient, planted new vineyards in the hamlet of Cappelletto in Treiso.

Having finished his studies, Orlando, after working in other professions, returned to work his land, going against the dictates of the time, according to which, a secure job in the city would offer greater economic security and less sagrin, or worries, to put it in Piedmontese dialect.

The first bottle of Barbaresco produced by the winery dates back to 1973, which would be followed by DOCG recognition in 1981.

In 1986, Giovanni, the second of Orlando's four sons and a student at the Umberto I Agricultural Institute in Alba, officially joined the winery and managed its first harvest.

Passionate and motivated, he began to transfer the knowledge he had learned at school to the winery.

Having completed his high school studies with a specialization in oenology, Giovanni enrolled in a degree program in Viticulture and Oenology, a goal he achieved a few years later.

And 1988 was the year in which Orlando, recognizing his son's preparation, left him the management of the winery, which since then, with the renewal of equipment, began to take on an increasingly modern imprint.

The Rooms

Unique, spacious and comfortable rooms overlooking the beautiful Langhe landscape

Foresteria Settevie is located inside a typical Langa farmhouse, adjacent to the Winery and recently renovated.

In this context it is possible to stay in rooms complete with all comforts, furnished in Piedmontese style and enriched with elements of design and modernity.

The rooms

You can choose from 3 different types of stay:

  • Deluxe Rooms
  • Classic Rooms
  • Suite and Apartment

Prices are detailed in the appropriate Prices and Services section.

Magda and Orly rooms, bright, softly decorated, elegant and with a panoramic terrace include different amenities including: air conditioning, television, free Wi-fi.

Classic rooms feature Piedmontese decor and private terrace.

Both are equipped with air conditioning, television, free Wi-fi.

The two suites, 33 and 20 square meters respectively, offer unique views over the vineyards to the Alpine arc and Monviso.

The first is equipped with a small kitchenette.

The apartment, organized into a 27 sq m living room and a 19.3 bedroom, is furnished in a modern style.

Two large, bright windows overlook the terrace where you can dine or sip a glass of wine.

Breakfast

Breakfast includes a rich selection of local sweet and savory products and is served in the breakfast room or in fine weather in the spacious garden.

The principle of recovery and sustainability

The recovery of the building was carried out according to a project that respects the landscape, through the use of materials capable of minimizing their impact on the environment and attentive to the architectural tradition of the area.

Rainwater is reused to irrigate the garden, where aromatic plants and flowers coexist, promoting the development of different ecosystems and the life of insects that take up residence there.

Check-In

14:00

Check-Out

11

N° of Rooms

4

N° of Suites

2

N° of Apartments

1

Double Room

Starting at 120€

Single Room

Starting at 90€

Additional Bed

Starting at 10€

The Wines

The Barbaresco DOCGs are some of the winery's most identifying wines, which are joined by two additional lines

What in France are the cru, in Italy are the Menzioni Geografiche Aggiuntive (Me.Ga).

In the Barbaresco area, 66 have been delimited and regulated.

The two owned by Azienda Orlando Abrigo, Meruzzano and Montersino, are located in the municipality of Treiso, the part of the territory with the highest elevation in the entire area.

The vineyards face south, the soils are white rich in limestone, rugged and steep, furrowed often by deep gullies.

The Barbaresco Docg

The enhancement of individual crus, the selection of the best grapes and separate vinifications allow the unique characteristics of each Barbaresco to be enhanced.

  • Barbaresco Merruzzano DOCG

The vineyards, aged between 15 and 25 years, produce a fresh, fruity wine from a young age. The tannins are fine and immediately noble.

  • Barbaresco Montersino DOCG

Me.Ga most emblazoned: here they produce a full-bodied, full-bodied wine with fine, silky tannins and easy, joyful drinking.

  • Barbaresco Rongalio® DOCG Riserva

Produced only in the best vintages and from the estate’s oldest vines of 35/40 years of age.

The wine produced has a strong propensity for aging and decisive personality.

Le Colline line

Line of labels representing wines born from the selection of the best grapes:

  • Nebbiolo d’Alba DOC Valmaggiore
  • Barbera d’Alba DOC Mervisano
  • Langhe Rosso DOC Livraie
  • Langhe Bianco DOC Tres Plus
  • Sauvignon DOC D’Amblè

I Grappoli Line

Closing the production is a line of wines made by blending grapes from all of the winery’s vineyards:

  • Langhe Nebbiolo Settevie
  • Barbera d’Alba Roreto
  • Dolcetto d’Alba Dell’Erto
  • Moscato d’Asti DOCG

Produced Wines

Barbaresco DOCG Merruzzano
Barbaresco DOCG Montersino
Barbaresco DOCG Rongalio®
Nebbiolo d’Alba DOC Valmaggiore
Langhe Rosso DOC Livraie
Barbera d’Alba DOC Mervisano
Langhe bianco DOCTres Plus
Sauvignon DOCd’Amblé
Langhe DOC Nebbiolo
Langhe DOC Dolcetto
Langhe DOC Barbera
Moscato d’Asti DOCG

Vineyards Extension

21 Ha

N° of Bottles

110.000

Vineyards Location

Treiso
Vezza d'Alba
Neive
Neviglie
Trezzo Tinella

Agricultural Method

Integrated pest management

Visits & Tastings

Three tastings of Orlando Abrigo production wines from a choice of old or current vintages and selected crus

The tasting is the most anticipated moment of the entire visit and can be held in the newly prepared room enclosed by glass windows, thus extremely bright, or in the special loft space outside.

In both cases there is a unique view that stretches from the vineyards adjacent to the winery towards the hills to the Alpine chain overlooked by Monviso.

Types of tastings

I grappoli → €15

  • Sauvignon D’Amble varietal wine
  • Dolcetto D’Alba DOC Dell’Erto
  • Barbera DOC D’Alba Roreto
  • Langhe Nebbiolo DOC Settevie
  • Barbaresco DOCG Meruzzano

La Selezione → €25

  • Langhe white DOC Très Plus
  • Nebbiolo D’Alba DOC Valmaggiore
  • Barbera D’Alba DOC Mervisano
  • Barbaresco DOCG Montersino
  • Barbaresco DOCG Rongaglio Riserva

Le vecchie annate → €35 

  • Langhe Bianco DOC Très Plus 2012
  • Barbaresco Montersino 2006
  • Barbaresco Rongaglio 2006

In the case of purchase of at least €200, a free tasting will be given.

The winery tour

The visit follows the entire grape tour and begins with a walk through the rows of vines (upon request) and then moves through the premises of the new winery.

The grapes arrive at the winery in 20 kg crates and are sorted outside the facility and separated from the stems.

Following crushing, the grape juice is transferred to temperature-controlled, stacked steel tanks, where the fermentation and maceration process begins using only indigenous yeasts.

During the racking process, the wine is transferred to the tanks below for the time necessary for the lees to settle.

Wine aging takes place in rooms that provide optimal conditions for the slow but steady evolution of the wine.

The choice of the type of aging depends on the wine being made and the style you want to give it: therefore, neutral containers (steel) or different types of wood (barriques, tonneaux, large barrels) are used.

Once the best batches of wine have been selected and assembled, bottling takes place.

They rest from a minimum of six months up to 12-18 months for the Riserva selections.

Maturation is an evolutionary phase, which also continues in the bottle, before and after release.

Groups

max 50 people

Visit Duration

1.30

Booking

Mandatory

Tasting Price

Starting at 15€

The Tempo Project

A challenge to understand the evolution of wine and improve work in the vineyard and winery

The project called Tempo® is part of the Abrigo family’s corporate philosophy.

Indeed, the time of patience and the time of maturity are seen as the founding values of life and work.

The purpose is embodied in the selection of a few bottles of the best vintages stored in the winery, as evidence of the aging potential of the great wines of the Langhe.

These are then reintroduced to the market, marked with a shellac capsule, after a specific period of time that varies according to the label.

To date, Barbaresco DOCG Montersino and Barbaresco Rongalio® DOCG Riserva, marketed ten years after their release, and Langhe Bianco Doc Très Plus, marketed after five, are part of this project.

The Cellar: the project

Architect Marco Ferreri has created a minimalist project for the Abrigo winery that revolves around the winery, the center of production, and capable of blending into the Langa landscape. Three-quarters of the building is buried in the hillside, while all around the perimeter run wooden poles up to 16 meters high and steel cables that act as support for vines and rose bushes. The idea is, over time, to have the structure integrated within the territory, assaulted by nature that always manifests itself differently with the seasons.

Prices & Services

Experiences in the Winery and the Guesthouse

Types of tasting

The three wine tastings of Orlando Abrigo's production wines from a choice of current vintages, selected crus, or old vintages.

I grappoli → €15

Sauvignon D'Amble varietal wine
Dolcetto D'Alba DOC Dell'Erto
Barbera DOC D'Alba Roreto
Langhe Nebbiolo DOC Settevie
Barbaresco DOCG Meruzzano

La Selezione → €25

Langhe white DOC Très Plus
Nebbiolo D'Alba DOC Valmaggiore
Barbera D'Alba DOC Mervisano
Barbaresco DOCG Montersino
Barbaresco DOCG Rongaglio Riserva

Le vecchie annate → €35 

Langhe Bianco DOC Très Plus 2012
Barbaresco Montersino 2006
Barbaresco Rongaglio 2006

In the case of purchase of at least €200, a tasting will be given free of charge.

The rooms: types and prices

Deluxe Rooms
Magda 125€ / night
Orly 125€ / night

Classic Rooms
Twilight 115€ / night
Blue 105€ / night

Suite and Apartment
Suite 3 140€ / night
New Suite 1 140€ / night
Apartment 140€ / night

Price of extra bed: 10€ up to 6 years old, 20€ up to 12 years old, 25€ adult

Breakfast includes a rich selection of local sweet and savory products and is served in the breakfast room or in fine weather in the spacious garden.

Services

Air Conditioning Pets Allowed Meeting Room Terrace Direct Sales WiFi Parking Lot Garden Private Park Swimming Pool TV

Accepted Payments

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