A trip to the pop cellar of the Langhe
L’Astemia Pentita is the wine cellar with a pop soul and visionary aesthetic, founded by the Piedmontese entrepreneur Sandra Vezza in the territory of Barolo, declared a Unesco World Heritage Site in 2014 together with the wine-growing landscapes of Langa-Roero and Monferrato .
The sculptural cellar stands right on the Cannubi hill where Barolo was historically born and where the ridge that houses the vineyards of the most precious of the Langhe begins to rise towards the center of the town.
It is Sandra Vezza herself with this adventure to declare herself “astemia pentita” (repentant abstemia) and the name of the winery, in fact, already tells the birth of the entrepreneurial project: she has always abstained, with the decision to devote herself to wine production she definitively announced her repentance.
A love for the Langhe territory and for the wine that the entrepreneur developed from an early age through her grandfather – who took her by the hand to walk among the rows, teaching her how to work the vines – and to which, today, she has succeeded to follow up with a reality with an innovative and disruptive connotation.
Sandra Vezza immediately wanted an innovative winery whose architecture was unique, but at the same time that reflected the surrounding environment with the desire to create a fairytale environment, in which to experience a dream atmosphere.
Between the towns of Barolo and Monforte, L’Astemia Pentita owns over 30 hectares of land where the rows of its vineyards grow. All the wine production comes from indigenous vines and is intimately linked to tradition, aiming at enhancing the territorial identity.
There are fifteen labels that the winery produces with a clear focus on local vines: Nebbiolo whether it be Barolo D.O.C.G., the “King of wines”, or Langhe D.O.C.Nebbiolo, Barbera d’Alba D.O.C., Dolcetto d’Alba D.O.C.
Among the spearheads of L’Astemia Pentita stands out the Barolo D.O.C.G. Cannubi, the garnet-colored wine with peculiar fruity and spicy notes that with its 36 months in barrel releases all the essence of the Langhe. Barolo D.O.C.G. Terlo a little more rustic, but with great texture and longevity, which through the 2013 vintage won the Vinitaly 2019 award.
A company for us in Cava, able to enchant the palate as much as the eyes.
A stimulating journey, we are fascinated by how much care and dedication has been dedicated to the design of this winery which affirms itself with winning courage in a territory characterized by a centuries-old tradition without ever neglecting the concept that the personality of a wine derives directly from the territory from which it comes.