HISTORY OF ERBALUNA

The ERBALUNA farm is located on the grounds of the winery owned by brothers  fratelli Andrea e Severino Oberto, who continue their family tradition which dates back into the last century. 

 

Immediately, the visitor notes the right balance between classic wine-making methods and more modern techniques: old bottles lined up in quiet, out-of-the-way places, exposed-brick vaulted ceilings in the cellars, and massive wooden casks for slow ageing of the Barolo wine live side-by-side with stainless steel vats and up-to-date machinery.

 

The decision to follow organic methods was made in 1985 and it was the result of a natural desire to rediscover the direct contact with the land which in the previous years was becoming lost. In keeping with regional tradition, the Oberto brothers produce only full-bodied red wines: Barolo della Vigna Rocche is their best known; other DOC wines are Barbera, Nebbiolo, Dolcetto.

 

Visits to the cellars and tastings are available free upon request. Suggestions for excursions and activities: Visit to the town of Alba to discover the White Alba Truffle; a carriage ride in Alba and the surrounding area; excursion to Alta Langa, perhaps on horseback; typical Langhe cooking course; wine tasting seminar regarding Langa wines (Barolo and Barbaresco); mountain bike excursions among the Langa hills; a hike among the “rocche” of Roero; panoramic tour of the Barolo castles; hiking or cycling around the Langhe and Roero hills.

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