My passion for the Langhe, a wine-growing region of Piedmont in northwest Italy, started by chance in an Italian restaurant in Bury St Edmunds in November 1993…
The Langhe Region
For us, the Langhe is an incredibly special place that still holds dear the human values of community and endeavour. Surrounded by rolling hills and blessed by warm breezes, the region lies to the west of the Maritime Alps. To the south lie Liguria and the Italian Riviera, areas rich in beauty and culture.
In the Vineyard
The geological formations of the area are made up of ancient marine deposits from a tributary of the river Tetide. This resulted in layers of sandstone and marl being deposited in layers less than 50cm thick. Above these layers are fossils and sediments including rich, heavy, grey clay.
In the Cellar
One of the things our producers have in common is their belief that great wines are made in the vineyard.
It is a deep understanding of the climate and soil that makes the difference between an average and a great wine – the best producers are still making incredible wines in very difficult vintages.
We thought our friends deserved a mention too. These are all companies and individuals that we think produce beautiful, complimentary artisan products or do lovely stuff that we think you’ll like. You can discover a little bit more about them via the links below: