The estate of Marziano Abbona is located in Dogliani, Piedmont, bordering Barolo’s famous Monforte commune. The estate owns a total of 103 acres of prized vineyards spread throughout the communes of Dogliani (61 acres), Novello (15 acres) and Monforte (27 acres) and produces wines of great elegance and depth.
The Abbona family has been cultivating vineyards here since before the 1920s, but it was not until the 1970s that Marziano began bottling wines under the Abbona name including the famous bottling from the Doriolo vineyard, dedicated to his late father, “Papà Celso”. Marziano and his daughters, Mara and Chiara, and wife, Bruna, run the estate with the support of famed consulting enologist and “Dolcetto King” Giuseppe “Beppe” Caviola.
Meticulous approaches in the vineyards where each specific site is chosen for its suitability to each grape variety, ensures ripeness, stresses typicity and expresses a distinct sense of place.
In the cellar, temperature-controlled roto-fermenters are used to promote a greater extraction of color rather than harsh tannins. Malolactic fermentation is induced early, giving the wines a smoother texture with greater fruit character. Aging is carried out in Slovenian and French oak casks of varying sizes.
Each Abbona label is designed by family friend, Gianni Galli, and features various species of birds found on the estate’s vineyards.