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The vineyards of Prunotto extend across an area of about 50 hectares, in the region of Langhe and Monferrato, segmented into small plots of land consisting of individual crus from which great red wines are produced. In honor of piemontese tradition, wines derived from white grapes such as Moscato d'Asti and Arneis are also produced here, along with two grappas made of Barolo Bussia and Barbera d'Asti Costamiole.

Prunotto also produces a series of wines from other native varietals which represent and tell the history of these lands. These varietals are Dolcetto d'Alba, Barbera d'Alba, and Nebbiolo, and are classic expressions of the characteristic Piemontese grapes.

The winery conducts studies, research, and experiments in the vineyards, without adopting a pre-set formula. Instead, the methods and time needed for the care of the vineyards and the production of each individual wine are evaluated each year, keeping in mind the special characteristics of each one and helping them live up to their maximum potential. In the last ten years Prunotto has invested in the qualitative development of all the vineyards. New ones are designed after careful analysis of the terrain, aimed at understanding how to use rootstock and clones which are best adapted for each individual plot of land.

The privately-owned vineyards are separated into: Bussia, Bric Turot, Costamiole, and the vineyards which produce Mompertone and Bricco Colma.

Bussia
The Bussia vineyard is one of the most renowned of the Barolo zone, extending across 7.35 hectares and is laid out like an amphitheatre, with a southeast/southwest exposure. A small cru, Bussia Vigna Colonnello, is located in the interior of the vineyard. A red Barolo of grand character originates from this vineyard. This wine expresses all of the peculiarities of this territory, offering intense and persistent aromas.

Bric Turot
The Bric Turot vineyard is located in the Barbaresco zone, between Roncaglie and Tre Stelle; it extends over 5.30 hectares and has southeast/southwest exposure, at altitudes varying between 180 and 300 meters above sea level. A wine of great structure, with complex and enchanting aromas and elegance, originates from this vineyard.

Costamiole and Fiulot
In the Agliano zone, about 19 km from Asti, between the Nizza and Tiglione valleys, are located about 27 hectares of vineyards which grow the Barbera d'Asti varietal, from which "Costamiole" and "Fiulot" are produced. The climate here is warmer than in Asti and the soil composition is, in some places, similar to the "marne" of Barolo. It is a multi-faceted vineyard which produces both young, fresh wines and also great wines intended for longer aging. The aromas of ripe cherry, plum, blackberry, and raspberry; and the garnet-red color are typical of these grapes.

Mompertone
"Mompertone" is produced from the Barbera and Syrah grapes, which come from the vineyards located in Calliano, in the Basso Monferrato zone. This wine fully expresses all of the peculiarities of those grapes and the morphological and climatic characteristics of this area. This vineyard extends across approximately 11 hectares and is located at an altitude of 300 meters above sea level on clay soil with intermittent veins of sand.

Bricco Colma
Also located in the community of Calliano, this 1-hectare vineyard grows Albarossa (a cross between Nebbiolo and Barbera), from which Bricco Colma is produced. This vineyard is the result of an experiment which began in 2001. At that time Prunotto, together with three other well-known Piemontese vineyards, i.e., Michele Chiarlo, Tenute dei Vallarino, and Vigne Regali, signed their name to an agreement with the local regional experimental vineyard, "Tenuta La Cannona" (the La Cannona Estate), for these types of studies. The aim was to recover and heighten the value of this important native varietal which was obtained from a genetic cross first carried out by Professor Dalmasso in the late 1930's and which today is demonstrating very valuable qualities.