Ciabot Berton Az. Agr. Oberto Marco

Franz. Santa Maria, 1, 12064 La Morra (CN)

Telephone +39 0173 50217
Fax +39 0173 50217

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  • Hall 15 / A41
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Our range of products

Product categories

  • 01  Wines (according to cultivable areas)
  • 01.01  Europe
  • 01.01.09  Italy
  •  Piemont

Our products

Product category: Piemont


Variety: Nebbiolo 100%
Vineyards: located in La Morra, in the Roggeri cru’
Exposure: hilly, with south-east solar exposure, at 300 m above sea level
Terrain: clayey-calcareous
Yield per hectar: 40 hectoliters (hl)
Average age of vineyards: 40 years
Density/hectar: 4000 vines
Annual production: 8000 bottles of 0,75 liters

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Product category: Piemont


Variety: Nebbiolo 100%
Vineyards: located in LaMorra, in the Rocchettevino cru’
Exposure: hilly, with solar exposure to the south-east, at 400 m. above sea level
Terrain: clayey-calcareous
Yield per hectar: 45 hl
Average age of vineyards: 15 years
Density/hectar: 4000 vines
Annual production: 3.000 0,75 l. bottles

Wine making: traditional method with maceration of the must on the skins for at least 18-20 days in fiberglass lined concrete vats.
Ageing: 24 months in 50 hl. Slavonia oak casks.
Alcohol content: 14,0 -14,5% by vol.
Acidity: 5,4 - 5,6 grams/liter
Longevity: 12-15 years

Tasting notes: bright ruby-red hue with light garnet reflections. Fruity notes perfectly blending in a flowery, spicy aroma make the wine extremely fine. Complex and clean in mouth, the wine shows a firm structure supported by a lively acidity that are well-integrated with the typical tannic sensations of Nebbiolo grapes. Long-lasting finish.

Gastronomic combinations: excellent with braised or roasted meat, game dishes and tasty cheese.

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Product category: Piemont

BAROLO Ciabot Berton

Variety: Nebbiolo 100%
Vineyards: located in La Morra, in the Roggeri, Bricco San Biagio and Rive crus’
Exposure: hilly, with solar exposures to the south-east and south-west, at 250-300 m above sea level
Terrain: clayey-calcareous
Yield per hectar: 45 hectoliters (hl)
Average age of vineyards: 30 years
Density/hectar: 3800 vines
Annual production: 20000 bottles of 0,75 liters, 1500 bottles of 0,75 liters

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About us

Company details

The Oberto family can claim to have early origins reaching as far back as 1200. On a land register for La Morra there are references to the Germanic surname of Obertus. In more recent times other testimonies underline the close bond with the territory of La Morra, with specific references even to the cultivation of vines from 1800 onwards. By the end of the 1950s, Luigi Oberto, along with his father Giovenale, was cultivating the 2 hectares of Nebbiolo on the hill of Bricco San Biagio, and selling the grapes at the Alba market.

In these years, to avoid being subjected to the decisions of dealers and merchants and their imposition of iniquitous prices, Luigi decided to create his own winery and produce the wine himself, aiming to optimise the value of his own work. The first years’ production of Barolo were bottled from 1961 onwards. The limited yield amounted to a few thousand bottles: part of the wine from the best cask became a reserve, whereas a part of the production was sold unbottled to the major producers of the area. As the years went by, more land was given over to the growing of vines, until the present-day 12 hectares were reached. This land includes not only the valuable vine-growing slopes purchased over the years, but also the vineyards inherited by his wife Maria Beatrice in the historic Roggeri cru.

The winery now in use was built in the 1980s on the site which has always been known as Ciabot Berton. The small building (ciabot, in Piedmont dialect) which stands here once belonged to a certain Berton, who had attempted to set up manufacturing fireworks here, and had burnt out the building and destroyed its roof. This old ruin, which gave its name to the business, can still be seen from the winery, and is surrounded by the Nebbiolo vineyard. The new winery is therefore sited in a dominant position, where it enjoys views of the wonderful landscape which opens out over the hills of Barolo. On clear days, gazing towards the north, the peaks of Cervino and the mass of Monte Rosa stand out, while in the opposite direction the villages of the Alta Langa form a hinge between Piedmont and Liguria.

From the 1990s, Luigi’s children Marco, an oenologist, and Paola, an agronomist, began working with him. Increasingly aware of the quality and full potential of the vineyards and their Nebbiolo grapes, they decided to vinify the grapes of the different vineyards separately, selecting the best batches of Barolo for bottling. In this way, by making a few important adjustments in production to add to Luigi’s great experience, the wines of Ciabot Berton have become steadily more widely known and appreciated.

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