Our work our passion
The winery is now lead by oenologists Luca Bosio and Mario Albrito, who create a great and solid team merging their knowledge and experiences.
At Bel Colle, every action in the vineyard is a gesture of respect for the extraordinary terroir from which the excellence of the wines we produce come from.
We have therefore chosen to practice low-impact viticulture, harmonizing the work around a principle of sustainability that involves every aspect of our presence in the vineyard.
The vineyards are worked by hand using organic compounds and preparations. We do not use systemic treatments or herbicides. Fertilization is organic and the inter-row is grassed with leguminous plants that, once green manured, enrich the vitality of the soil. Pest control proceeds thanks to pheromone traps with sexual confusion and chromatic traps, which have allowed us to zero out the use of pesticides. Harvesting is manual, as is every operation on the greenery, which is done to allow each plant to develop its natural resilience and grant its best fruits.
WITHOUT ANY FORCING
Manual harvesting and selection of the bunches of grapes. Soft crushing and balanced macerations. Fermentations without any forcing, with selected indigenous yeasts of the territory and long periods of barrel aging. At Bel Colle we have chosen a winemaking philosophy of non-intervention, whose ultimate goal is to accompany the wine in its natural evolution, according to the millennial tradition of the Langhe to enhance the most authentic expression of each grape variety.
AUTOCHTHONOUS WINES OF LANGA
Attention to authenticity and respect for tradition have led us to cultivate native and rare varieties of the Langhe, which we vinify in full respect of varietal characteristics. Pelaverga from Verduno, Nascetta from Novello, Favorita and Arneis-just to give a few examples-are our “pearls of the Langhe.” Indigenous varieties that bind Bel Colle to its land, establishing a strong identity and bond between wine and winery. With this in mind, Alta Langa also fits into a coherent vision of enhancing the high hills of the Langhe. On closer inspection, in fact, the Pinot Noir Chardonnay vineyards from which it is vinified are now part of the area’s viticultural landscape, so much so that they are considered indigenous and give Metodo Classico wines that are pure expressions of the territory.