La Traversa

Barolo, the prestige of Piedmont

We have always been very proud of our La Traversa estate. It was not by chance that it was our first choice. Here, from nebbiolo grapes, we create our finest Barolo (vintage and reserve), thanks to the excellent position of the vineyards. Exposure is primarily south/southeast, sitting at the optimum altitude for this vine, which thrives on long hours of sunlight.

The vineyards of La Traversa do not suffer from the moisture found in the valley lowlands, nor the excessive winds of the higher plots. It provides ideal conditions for obtaining great grapes, without which our meticulously and passionately crafted fine wines would not exist.

Surface
2 hectares
Soil Type
Medium levels of limestone, rich white clay
Exposure
South/Southeast
Main grape variety
Nebbiolo

Soil

In a territory characterized by medium levels of limestone, our lands are very rich in white clay.

Climate

Plentiful spring rains provide a good water supply, allowing the vines to cope with the summer (often dry and warm), and to maintain a healthy balance throughout their vegetative and reproductive phases.

Grapes

Nebbiolo is the most important grape from the Langhe, and one of the most important in Italy, although it is not particularly common. Wines from this grape exhibit their territory markedly, through aromatic nuances and unique tastes. Nebbiolo produces very different wines depending on soil type, exposure and microclimate. It is safe to say that tasting a nebbiolo-based wine, is equivalent to tasting the true flavor of the territory from which it hails.

The terroir

La Traversa

“Langa” is an ancient Piedmontese word for “crest”: this area consists of a series of narrow hills winding inland from Liguria along the Tanaro Valley. A landscape of flowing slopes, punctuated by clusters of ancient villages drawn from the harmonious geometry of the vineyards. It is difficult land to work, and these vineyards bear witness to the meticulous attention to detail that transformed these steep hillsides into land suitable for viticulture.