The story of Abrigo family has as background the Langhe hills but it’s not started in the Berfi farmstead, nowadays seat of the farm company managed by Abrigo Ernesto and his sister Mariarita.
On this hill the Abrigo are arrived from the Barbaresco district in 1935. At that time the families were very numerous and provident fathers bought good vines in order to guarantee the future to their sons.
Berfi vineyards, in the commune of Diano d”Alba, bought by Ernesto’s grandfather, are become the occupation of a line of the family that has aimed at a popular vine much-loved in Piedmont: the Dolcetto.
On Diano d”Alba hills, Dolcetto vine gives excellent results so the investement was effective. In the sixties the company is got on to Aldo (Ernesto’s father) and Franco Abrigo that have gathered all the property and led the company including Voghera farmstead.
Ernesto and Mariarita have taken over the business so the management is remained in the family. With them technically cooperates the young oenologist Emanuele Antona while in the vineyards contributes the uncle Francesco.
At present the company is made up of 23 hectares of excellent vineyards that include some of the most famous Söri of Diano. Dolcetto vine take up over 11 hectares of vineyards that produce Diano d”Alba, a DOC born in the eighties, wine intensely coloured and flavoured with an exceptional structure that preserves the freshness for years (check out our Dolcetto here, here and here)
Dolcetto is flanked by Barbera (and also another Barbera), Chardonnay, Nebbiolo and Cabernet Sauvignon from which originate high quality wines, characterised by fragrant and intense flavoures and a fruity, mellow and full taste.
The company produces about 100’000 bottles per year.
Abrigo family will be glad to receive in Berfi farmstead with traditional hospitality and simplicity of Langa people…
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