REGION | Piemonte
PRACTICES | Sustainable
TERROIR |La Biòca is located in Serralunga d’Alba, one of the most beautiful and best- preserved villages in the Langhe, surrounded by rolling vineyards in which great wines are born, such as Dolcetto and Barolo.
The word “biòca” comes from the Piemonteis language and is used to describe a decisive person often with a “tough head”, just like the winery, with all their ambitions, make their best to express the excellence of the land through the wines they make.
La Biòca is a small winery in the Langhe zone. Their vineyards are situated in the villages of Monforte d’Alba (Bussia, San Sebastiano subzones), Novello (Ravera), La Morra (Castagni & Croera) and Barbaresco (Secondine, Ronchi).
Apart from the larger production facility, the 2 spacious warehouses and the underground cellar, the winery has a large tasting room with an enormous terrace and an “agriturismo” with 7 comfortable rooms.
Their wines include the traditional wines of the Langhe area like the Dolcetto, Barbera, Nebbiolo, Freisa, Favorita, Barolo & Barbaresco, represented by different crus. The new plantings are predominantly Nebbiolo (2 different clones – Michet & Picotener), a new Dolcetto vineyard and 4 small vineyards with Rossese bianco, 2 clones of Chardonnay at Bussia and San Sebastiano (Monforte) and Pelaverga at Castagni (La Morra) on the very border with Verduno.
VARIETY | 100% Moscato
VINIFICATION | Destemming and cold maceration before pressing. Fermentation in autoclave for 12 days at very low temperatures to preserve the delicate aroma of the variety
VARIETY | 100% Barolo
VINIFICATION | Destemming & cold maceration for a few days. Fermentation in French oak tonneau for about 10 days with regular punch-down and pump-overs. Post-fermentative maceration for about 3-4 weeks.