Bricco dei Guazzi
The Bricco dei Guazzi Estate is located in Piedmont, near the town of Olivola (Province of Alessandria), in the “ Monferrato Casalese ” DOC. The property is at the top of a “bricco” (hill in the local dialect) and is surrounded by 100-year old cedar trees. These hills have light colors due to the calcareous and marly soil. Truffles are very common and the whole area is particularly suited to red grapes because of the hot temperatures and limited rainfalls. The estate has 50 hectares (125 acres) of land, 30 (75) of which are dedicated to vineyards. The Villa and its cellar were completely renovated in 2004. Many new plantings of selected clones were carried out in the vineyards, using a high concentration of plants in order to create a new-style Barbera.