Tenuta Carretta is a winery situated in Piobesi d'Alba in the Roero district of Piedmont. It makes a range of wines from some of the region's most famous appellations, including Barolo, Barbaresco, Barbera and Dolcetto d'Alba and Roero Arneis. The estate is comprised of 70 hectares (173 acres) of vineyards, divided across multiple parcels in Roero and Langhe. The winery itself is situated in the middle of a 35-ha (87-acre) natural ampitheater planted to Arneis, Favorita (Vermentino), Chardonnay, Barbera and Nebbiolo. This vineyard is the source of the Bric Paradiso Roero Riserva Nebbiolo, aged for 18 months in small oak casks. Carretta's other holdings include 2.5ha (6 acres) of Barolo cru vineyard, split across three plots on the Cannubi hill. Further parcels in Barbaresco supply a standard wine and the single-vineyard Garassino cuvée, and Carretta also makes Dolcetto, Barbera and Nebbiolo d'Alba from vineyards south of the town of Alba. Total production is around 480,000 bottles per year. The estate dates back to the 12th century and was owned by the Counts of Roero until 1985, when it was bought by Eduardo Miroglio. Miroglio also owns an estate in Thrace, Bulgaria. The Podio vineyard first appears in 1467, when the Count Damiano granted his land to his stewards for cultivation. He required that half of the grapes were to be property of the castle, but all of the grapes from Podio were reserved for the count (“salvo et riservato vites Podii Serrae”).
- Italy, Piedmont
- Red 14.0% 0.75 L