The Piemontemare Vineyards, (Vigneti Piemontemare) belong to the Ghio family winery, established in 1881. These vineyards cover an area of about 45 hectares spread between terraces, streams and forests in the municipality of Bosio. This is the hilliest area from Gavi to Ovada and is the area that is closest to the Ligurian Sea in the Piedmont region.
Here the areas of three docg are superimposed: Gavi, Ovada and Alta Langa.
From Bosio, heading south, ancient pathways lead to the Natural Park of Capanne di Marcarolo and the traditions of this border land are preserved with respect and love for the past.
To the north there is a great diversity of vineyards spread over a relatively small area. This great diversity is due to a variety of geophysical hill formations and determined by particular morphological conditions and different microclimates. This is why adjacent vineyards are very different and have unique characteristics.
To the south instead is the Cascina Menta complex, located in the heart of the park of Capanne di Marcarolo, a naturalistic site of community interest. The buildings of the 1600s, formerly the property of the Genoese patrician family of the Centurioni, are known to have been the scene of several events linked to the Resistance during the Second World War, so much so that they were partly burned to represent the Nazi forces. The surrounding land covers an area of about 23 hectares, around 800 meters above sea level, of which 2 are planted with vines. The plant therefore has two primates: it is the highest vineyard in southern Piedmont and the closest to the sea in the whole region.
In the lands of this undiscovered, and relatively unvisited part of Italy are situated the historic Vigneti Piemontemare, identified individually by vernacular terms still used today by the company in order to distinguish its wines: the grapes from the vineyards Pian Lazzarino, La Vecchia, L’Arciprete, Le Zucche, La Cascina, Zané, Piasi, Pilomberto and Fistonia, according to season are cultivated and vinified separately according to the philosophy of the vineyard to give maximum character to the wine.
Producing a wine means giving a voice to the land and conserving the memory of a year with its rain, snow, sun, wind and moons. This inseparable relationship between man and nature has given rise to that tradition which has made Piemonte wines great. Signs and gestures, ancient customs and respect for the environment allows the production of wines of outstanding character which expresses the nature of the vineyard from which they came, far from the whims of fashion.
By following a path to an ever greater environmental sustainability, such as not using herbicides, minimal use of sulphur dioxide in the wine cellar, burning vine wood for domestic heating, using lightweight bottles and partially recycling empty bottles, the company is committed to guaranteeing the integrity of its products.