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  • Tenuta Carretta
  • Tenuta Carretta
  • Tenuta Carretta
  • Tenuta Carretta
  • Tenuta Carretta
  • Tenuta Carretta

The land

The 70 hectares that make up the estate include Tenuta Carretta in Piobesi d’Alba, a number of splendid vineyards in the terrain devoted to “Cannubi” Barolo, “Poderi Tavoleto” in S. Rocco Seno d’Elvio, “Cascina Bordino” in Treiso, and "Il Palazzo" farmhouse in Madonna di Como in Alba.

The winery’s beating heart is Roero, an area of Piedmont situated in the north-east of Cuneo province. It takes its name from the Roero family, which ruled over this territory for centuries from medieval times on. Some also see the echo of a distant but widespread botanical feature of the landscape in the name Roero – being an area thickly covered with oaks trees (roveri). Roero is a cluster of hills of varying shapes and sharp contrasts that are a succession of woods, arable land, desolate strongholds, castles and orderly vineyards. The area is prevalently hilly and planted mainly with orchards and vineyards, so impervious it seems impossible that they are the work of man. Passion for and pride in its vines and wine are deeply rooted in this terrain devoted to winegrowing excellence.

The most prestigious vineyards, where the Nebbiolo vines used to produce Barolo and Barbaresco are grown, are to be found in the Langhe, a historic region of Piedmont spanning Cuneo and Asti provinces, and bordering Monferrato and Roero. As well as its thriving service sector, the Langhe is also famed for its wines, acclaimed the world over, particularly the reds, Barolo, Nebbiolo and Barbaresco. Equally famous is the Alba white truffle, celebrated at a festival that takes place in Alba every year and attracts thousands of visitors from far and near. Also grown everywhere is the Tonda Gentile delle Langhe hazelnut, made famous by the confectionary products of the Ferrero company in Alba.

The city of Alba is where the Langhe and Roero come together. Alba’s origins are certainly pre-Roman, probably Ligurian/Celtic. In the periods following Roman rule, the city walls were rebuilt: in Gothic-Lombard and post-Carolingian times, to those to defend against Hungarian-Saracen invasions, and up to the time of the communes, or city states, when more reconstruction took place. In this way, the city limits remained unaltered until the modern age. Alba was known as “the city of a hundred towers”, all built in the XIV and XV centuries. Few have survived (the best preserved are those between Piazza Risorgimento and Via Cavour), and among those, many have been lowered to the level of the rooftops or incorporated into buildings.

Videogallery

Fly over vineyards

Fly over vineyards

A land to steal your heart

Giogio Bocca

Langhe and Roero are immense, much more vast and more infinite than maps and land registries show, because each of their serre, their bric, their woods and their vineyards has its own special features and mysterious micro-climate, its own memories of bishops and lords, of invaders and defenders, of church bells ringing in joy or mourning, of scents of harvests and mushrooms, of blue skies stretching to the snowcapped Alps.

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How to find us
Tenuta Carretta

Località Carretta, 2 - 12040 Piobesi d'Alba (CN)
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