INFINITE HORIZONSThe expression andar per Langa still has an aura of poetry and adventure. It means losing oneself among the ridges of the hills, following the sinuous curves of the roads, ascending the white causagne (vertical paths) that score the vineyards, discovering new horizons every step of the way.
Exploring the Langhe hills has only one purpose: to become immersed in the wonder of their endless horizons, retrieving, sip by sip, the bond that humans have forged over thousands of years of history and farm work with nature and, in particular, with viticulture.
The Langhe is a green treasure chest squeezed between the river Tanaro and the Ligurian Apennines. It can be divided roughly into two areas: Bassa Langa, based around the city of Alba, is characterised by monoculture grape vines, villages, castles and an astonishing wealth of wineries, and Alta Langa, which extends as far as the border with Liguria and is dominated by woodland, hazelnut plantations and a scattering of human settlements. Originating in the Miocene area (between 20 and 5 million years ago), the Langhe was once deep seabed. Hence the soil composition of predominantly marl, in other words sedimentary clay and limestone rock, which produces red wines with body, structure and wonderful elegance.