Visiting hours : from Monday to Friday from 9.00 a.m. to 12.30 and from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. ; Saturday and Sunday upon reservation.
THE NATURAL AMPHITHEATRE OF BORGO ISOLABELLA IN LOAZZOLO
Located on the hills of the Alta Langa Astigiana, that divide the Belbo from the Bormida valley, at an altitude of 500 metres a.sl., three-kilometres of the hillsides profile outline the natural amphitheatre of Borgo Isolabella. It boasts a south-facing position, from east to west facing the Bormida river.
There are eleven hectares of vines nestled among the woods, perched on magnificently exposed but incredibly steep slopes, in a unique, natural symphony.
The springs, the roots journey into the heart of the earth.
The hills of the amphitheatre are riddled with subterranean streams that provide a vital reserve of water for the vines. The roots manage to penetrate below the many layers of rock and absorb precious saline and mineral elements that enhance the wine’s floral bouquet.
Woodlands, Faithful wardens of the vines.
The natural amphitheatre is distinguished by the wild yet soothing presence of expanses of woodlands, which have a purifying effect. The vineyards at Borgo Isolabella are ensconced in dozens of hectares of forests, whose refreshing presence protects the vines from the torrid summer heat. In addition, the night-time temperatures can drop by as much as 15 °C, which gives the vines an additional coolness, thereby improving the quality of the fruit. The forests also oxygenate the vineyards, which helps the vines to photosynthesize chlorophyll at altitude.
Loazzolo, is nestled away in a natural amphitheatre situated at over 500 metres above sea level, on the hills of Asti’s Alta Langa district, and is one of Italy’s smallest DOC appellations.
Our ties with this land go back many generations, aware that we are the custodians of a unique, natural heritage that belongs first and foremost to Mother Nature, other than those that appreciate its value. We have therefore decided to undertake the Terra Protetta project, in recognition of its immense value.
This incredible terroir is extremely dedicated to the production of excellent wines and yet it has so many secrets that many are destined to remain a mystery simply because its unfathomable beauty reaches far beyond the limits of rational thought.
Nevertheless, we are committed on both a personal and a financial level to protecting it and sustaining it. We are grateful for each and every harvest. Each tells its own tale of human devotion and its fruitful union with nature.
Vineyard tour of Vela – La Vela vineyard, the father of Pinot Noir in Loazzolo: a unique vineyard from a scientific point of view as well as for its landscape.
Panoramic tour of the Amphitheatre – a little walk for a viewing of Isolabella and the peculiar characteristics of its Terroir.
Tour of the natural Forest of Valdiserre – a tour to discover the diverse species of Orchids that grow spontaneously in our Forest.
The Loazzolo Ecosystem tour – Understanding the local varieties and the unique characteristics of the Terroir at Loazzolo where the vines are nestled in the forest.
We offer wine tastings accompanied by local produce, guided tours in the vineyards and in the estate’s woods.