LANGHE: A BRIEF HISTORY
Its formation dates back to about 30 million years ago, during the Lower Oligocene period, when the "Mare Padano" was present (a sea that dried up around 5 million years ago). In this long geological era, the territory of the Langhe evolved, and time left stratifications that characterise the different areas, some of which are just a few kilometres away from each other. It is precisely these nuances that allow for the production of denominations that find the perfect habitat for their development in the different terroirs.
Our winery is located in the Bassa Langa, in the Barolo production area, which is characterised by a significant geological variability. The terroir is formed by three substrates that are located in well-defined points of the hills:
the "Lequio Formation" layer, characterised by layers of compact light marl alternating with sandy levels.
the "Diano Arenarie" layer, made of very hard sand that is resistant against erosion.
the "Sant'Agata Fossili Marl" layer, consisting of fine, loamy and clay sediments.
THE LANGHE TODAY
The Langhe region has become a reference point for wine lovers and those with a passion for excellent food and wine and unique landscapes. Recognition from UNESCO, which gave World Heritage status to the viticultural landscapes of Langhe, Roero and Monferrato (the 50th Italian UNESCO site) on 22 May 2014, has further boosted high quality tourism.
Tourists can appreciate a unique panorama that passes from the hills of the Bassa Langa, which are cultivated as vineyards, to the steeper ones of the Alta Langa, where most of the hazel groves are present.
The view over the hills lead the visitors' gaze to the mountain ranges of the Ligurian Alps, the Maritime Alps and the Cozie Alps.
The Fratelli Savigliano winery produces various DOCG and DOC denominations that have become appreciated through the world, including Barolo, Nebbiolo, Barbera and Dolcetto. It also promotes the Tonda Gentile, the typical hazelnut from the Langhe, which is highly regarded for its flavour and its use in the kitchen.
Upon reservation, it is possible to taste the wines in the winery, with the option of interesting combinations with the Tonda Gentile hazelnut, to end your visit to the winery and to the vineyards in the best possible way.
THE LANGHE: TOWNS AND EVENTS
The territory of the Langhe also benefits from the numerous events organised in its towns, which have boosted their reputations and obtained international recognition over the years.
In every season of the year, tourists can participate in folk, cultural, musical and theatrical events.
The highlight is the "Alba International White Truffle Fair", which is scheduled for October and November. During these two months, food and wine is offered in a variety of interesting contexts and the landscape comes to life for the last weeks of harvest (October) as the autumn colours take over the vineyards.
Other events worthy of mention include the numerous summer festivals that bring the villages of the Langhe to life, such as the "Collisioni" literature and music festival, which takes place in July in Barolo, and the "Alba Spring" which offers about 250 events of various kinds from March to June.
"Alba Music Festival Italia&USA" has become a unique highlight on the calendar, taking place in various forms from March to August. And, as a last example, "Vinum" is an important date at the end of April/beginning of May that kicks off the events dedicated to wine.