The vineyards of Abbona extend for 128 acres over the best-positioned territories in Dogliani, Monforte d’Alba and Novello. All owned by the winery, the vineyards include some of the most renowned crus in the Langhe and are cultivated in the highest respect for the surrounding environment and for those who work in the vineyards. Marziano Abbona & Giuseppe Caviola make the wine. The vineyards are cultivated and harvested by hand following methods passed down for generations. Many of the family vineyards are cultivated with old-growth vines up to 60 years of age.
These express the highest quality of the territory where they were planted. Following the French tradition of classifying land parcels, the winery’s vineyards are divided by land quality according to factors of microclimate, position, and geology. Abbona uses only grapes from the best vineyards, located in the higher hills, to make their cru wines; the other grapes are used to make their core wines. 100% Nebbiolo with wonderful elegance to the bouquet, strength, structure, aromatic finesse, and keen alcohol balance. Blackberry, cherry, plum, leather, truffle, smoke, earth, incense all fill the air with a lifted, exuberant bouquet. The linear grip is firm and pleasant. the fruit is cool, smooth, & studded with cloves, pink peppercorns, & green olives. Pair with artisan pizza, mild cheeses, or lamb.