This small estate owns vineyards in Roncaglie, one of the Grand Crus of Barbaresco Docg. Among his neighbours Socrè can enumerate Gaja (with Sorì Tildin and Costa Russi vineyards) and Poderi Colla. As early as 1880, Roncaglie was already recognized as one of the best and most important areas for Barbaresco production, and mentioned in Lorenzo Fantini’s fundamental publication on Viticulture and Oenology. Argilo-calcaire soils, perfect exposition (South and South-west), mild winds and great temperatures fluctuations, give rise to deep and elegant wines. The vineyards (with ages ranging from 10 to 50 years) are planted with a density ranging from 4500 vines per ha up to 8000 vines per ha.
Each place has is own character: a wine must express the interaction between the place and the grape variety, keeping in mind tradition and heritage.
Marco Piacentino is an architect. His family owns these great vineyards from 1871.
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