Roberto Abellonio - Cantina Piccaluga
In Ligurian dialect “Piccaluga” mean “pick the grapes”; it was 1856 when a Genovese doctor purchased lands in the hills of Alba between Treiso and Barbaresco, building a farmhouse at the top of the hills.
Here in the early 1900s, Carlo Abellonio first worked as a sharecropper and then as an owner, planting the first fields of Dolcetto and Nebbiolo. In 1994, the estate was handed over to Roberto Abellonio. Following in the footsteps of his great-grandfather he began pushing a major company transformation by increasing the vineyard surface area, upping production and broadening the range of grapes cultivated and wines made. Today his business is part of the Eco Cloud project, which includes businesses that foster responsible innovation and ways to be sustainable.
The company covers a total surface area of 8 ha, of which six have vineyards planted and two have hazel groves and woods. The production facilities are located just outside Alba and overlook the city from the hill called Altavilla. A place both mystical and historical at the same time, this tiny town is home to Madonna degli Angeli, a little church and object of particular devotion, and trails rich in the history of Fenoglio, symbol of the Italian resistance movement.
Roberto Abellonio, agronomist, directly manages the business together with his family, backed by the experience of the winemaking technician, Alessandro Bottallo.
The historic farmhouse opens its doors to visitors both during the week and on the weekend. In addition to tours and tastings, the company, which is also a learning farm, offers educational programmes and laboratories. Reservation is required.
Barbera d’Alba DOC
Barbera d’Alba DOC Superiore “Argantin”
Dolcetto d’Alba DOC
Langhe Favorita DOC
Langhe Arneis DOC
Nebbiolo d’Alba DOC
Langhe Nebbiolo DOC
Barbaresco Casot DOCG
Vino Bianco Draii
Moscato d’Asti DOCG
Località Altavilla 76
Strada Argantino Alba (CN)
Cell. Roberto: +39 335 7086636
Cell. Jessica: +39 328 1012773
Cell. Alessandro: +39 328 8611092
Parking lot across from the winery
You can purchase wines on the spot
You can pay with debit or credit card
Typical restaurant nearby
Guided tour of the winery
Reservation is required. Call or send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org