Langhe and Roero are among the most famous regions in the world for the production of quality wines. The Langhe hills are located in the southern part of Piedmont, between the Maritime Alps and the Ligurian Apennines. There are strong and frequent changes in the climate, a characteristic which can also be appreciated in the glass: each harvest is different, producing variations in the structure and sensorial profile of the wines.
The calcareous-clayey soils of the Langhe are more suitable for the production of structured red wines, while the softer and more sandy soil of Roero is perfect for fruity white wines. The geological structure of the Langhe dates back to the Miocene Era (15 million years ago), which has generated soil with more compact sands and rich in limestone clays. On the other hand, Roero is more recent, emerging from marine waters after Langhe, during the Pliocene era of the Tertiary period. Here the soil is made up of sand rich in fossils and sandstone, a type of sedimentary rock deriving from the compacting of the sand. This characteristic generally makes Roero soil soft and absorbent.