Seen from the north, it is the first edge of the Barolo hills rising from the plain of Alba, or, on the opposite side, the last offshoot of the Langhe before the Tanaro River separates them from the Roero.
Verduno is a secluded land, a sunny borderland where vines climb sharp bricks and tumble into valleys punctuated by forests. The profile of the hills follows the curve of the Tanaro River between Roddi and La Morra, in an embrace that marks the beginning of Piedmont’s greatest wine lands, where viticulture reaches unparalleled heights of excellence.
Along the scenic road that divides the hamlets of Rivalta and Santa Maria di La Morra, stands the Bel Colle winery. About 10 hectares of property that insist on the geological masterpiece of the Langhe, those gray-blue marls interspersed with sands and precious fossil elements that have created timeless oenological masterpieces such as Barolo.
Verduno is also a borderland from a geological point of view. The western side of its hills, the one that slopes gently to the banks of the Tanaro River, has younger soils, characterized by alternating clay marls and layers of chalk in large crystals. The wines produced here welcome this wonderful complexity by expressing themselves in extremely elegant and intensely perfumed forms, giving Barolo wines played on delicacy and finesse, with a noble and feminine character.