Piazzo Comm. Armando di Piazzo Marina Azienda Vitivinicola

Frazione San Rocco Seno d´Elvio, 31, 12051 Alba (CN)

Telephone +39 0173 35689
Fax +39 0173 440703

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ProWein 2017 hall map (Hall 15): stand A51

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ProWein 2017 fairground map: Hall 15

Our range of products

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

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Product category: Piemont


Early harvesting of the Nebbiolo grapes grown on the small “Russot” vineyard located directly alongside the winery go into making Piazzo’s first rosé: Rosélite.

The ripening of the grapes is monitored carefully in the vineyard so that they can be picked at just the right time to provide crisp freshness and delicate tasting qualities.
The special attention lavished on them during vinification yields up a soft pink wine with a delicate, fresh nose conjuring up wild berries.
Fruit of the forest can also be picked out on the palate, with the marked hint of raspberries that distinguishes this type of wine showing through in particular.

Served chilled it makes a great match for canapés, fresh cold cuts and fish, and is the ideal wine in summer for aperitifs and to accompany pleasant evenings with friends.

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Product category: Piemont

RED WINES - Dolcetto d'Alba d.o.c.

The Dolcetto vine has always been grown on the ridges climbing up the hills of Alba towards Treiso. This Dolcetto d’Alba is produced from selected ripe grapes, grown on vineyards tended with care and vinified following a strictly traditional method.

Medium-bowled glasses bring out the very best in the youthful characteristics of this wine: a bright, intense colour showing ruby and violet shades; an exuberant, fruity nose reminiscent of marasca cherries and plums; and a dry, firm taste with a powerful body softening into a delicate bitter almond aftertaste.

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Product category: Piemont

WHITE WINES - Piemonte d.o.c. Chardonnay

Chardonnay made its first appearance on the hills of the Langhe during the late 1800’s, but most growers only began to take it into consideration about a hundred years later. This is when, in 1985, Piazzo too decided to plant some vines of this variety in San Rocco d’Elvio.

Their blending produces and elegant wine which is perfectly at home on an elegant table in large crystal glasses, accompanying cheerful conversation among friends.

It has qualities of great value: a straw-yellow colour with greenish highlights; a full nose bursting with clear sensations of limoncello, mint, green apples and raspberries; and a lingering, dry taste, full of personality.

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About us

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One of the symbols of our local culture and tradition, the vineyards on which we grow the fine wines of the Langa and Roero are our biggest asset.

Named after the Italian word for step-ladder, this steeply-sloping vineyard facing south and east at an altitude of around 200 metres is located on the hills of San Rocco Seno d’Elvio in Alba. As the mainly marly soil is ideal for producing delicate wines, it is entirely planted with Dolcetto, and the very best grapes are selected here during each harvest to produce Dolcetto d’Alba “Scaletta”.

Only Barbera is grown here just a short way from the winery, where the soil is divided almost equally between marl, lime and clay. Facing south, south-west at an altitude of around 250 metres, it produces well-structured wines which are soft on the palate and have good cellaring potential. The name “Mugiot” is a word in the local Piedmontese dialect meaning a small pile, and it refers here to the fact that the wine is produced from just a small quantity of the very best grapes grown on the vineyard.

Fratin is our largest vineyard, and it stands right in front of the winery, below the road leading from Alba to Treiso. Its history dates back to a nearby farmhouse once owned by a brotherhood of monks (“frati” in Italian) until it fell under Napoleon’s rule. The entire vineyard is planted with the Nebbiolo variety used to produce Barbaresco wine, and our Barbaresco “Fratin” cru is made each year from a selection of these grapes. The vineyard lies in an excellent position facing south at an altitude of 200 metres, and the marly soil of medium consistency is perfect for producing an elegant, rich wine with great structure.

Vigna Giaia
Like its neighbour Fratin, the Giaia vineyard is also entirely planted with the Nebbiolo variety. In this case though, the grapes all go into producing a niche product called “Nervo Vigna Giaia” Reserve Barbaresco. The rich marly, clayey-calcareous soil here gives this fine wine deep, refined qualities. And the name of the vineyard is simple, yet significant: as it faces due south at an altitude of 270 metres, the grapes ripen early, producing a splash of yellow (“Giaia” in the local dialect) which stands out amidst the greenery when the leaves wither sooner than on the surrounding vineyards.

Sottocastello di Novello
As its name suggests, this vineyard is located below Novello castle, facing east at an altitude of around 450 metres on partly marly and partly clayey-calcareous soil. Only Nebbiolo grapes are grown here, producing a cru Reserve Barolo which expresses the properties of a wine capable of lengthy cellaring at their very best.

Our only site in the hills of the Roero, Cortine is planted with Arneis and Barbera. The vineyard stands at an altitude of 350 metres facing west, and the marly soil with infiltrations of sand gives the grapes special properties suited to producing quality white wines, as well as reds with delicate aromas.

The Moscato and Chardonnay wines grown on Cicchetta’s marly soil stand out for their fine noses, though they do not lack structure on the mouth either. The vineyard faces due west at an altitude of 300 metres in the Madonna di Como hamlet near Alba.

This vineyard is located on the hills of Mango, and is given over entirely to the growing of Moscato. It stands at around 400 metres above sea level facing south-west, and the marly soil and microclimate result in a wine packed with aroma and appealing flavour.

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