History and Winemaking
The History of The Langhe
The historic Langhe area is located in southern Piedmont between the provinces of Cuneo and Asti in one of the most beautiful and captivating winemaking areas in Italy. The exact nature of the origins of this region has been lost over the centuries, altered as stories were handed down from generation to generation. The capital of The Langhe, the city of Alba, was founded by a Ligurian tribe, the Statielli, and later the Celts. The Romans brought development to the area and baptized the settlement Alba Pompeia. After the fall of the Western Roman Empire, the city was sacked by the Burgundians in 490 and later by the Lombards, Franks and Saracens. During the Middle Ages it was plagued by conflict and war and its inhabitants built numerous fortifications and it became known as “the city of 100 towers”.