Cascina Adelaide di Amabile Drocco
The territory of Barolo is composed by maritime sedimentary hills formed in the third era on the Padan Gulf which, up to millions years ago, extended up to these latitudes. Complex product par excellence, wine is the result of a virtuous blend of factors; among them, the land is the one which at the end most affects its final characteristics.
Cascina Adelaide, in order to produce its wines, makes use only of grapes coming from its own vineyard, situated in the most prestigious areas of the territories of Barolo.
Cannubi, Fossati, Croera and Preda are toponyms properly belonging to the history of the most esteemed wines allover the world.
To this excellent "raw material," Cascina Adelaide applies vanguard wine-making techniques, always, however, with the highest respect for tradition.
In the vineyards of this area, located in the area of La Morra, Nebbiolo grapes for Barolo are cultivated.
Altitude: 400 m (1300 feet).
Located in La Morra, and composed by a red clay soil, also the area of Fossati represents the proper place for the cultivation of Nebbiolo grapes for Barolo. *Exposure: south; Altitude: 400 m (1300 feet)*
Located in the heart of the territory in Barolo, the vineyards of the hill of Cannubi were already famous and esteemed even before the birth of Barolo wine. Owning estates on Cannubi hill has always been the dream of each wine-maker.
The area of Cannubi is, in fact, unanimously recognised as one of the best areas for the production of Nebbiolo grapes, from which a superior quality Barolo wine can be obtained. *Exposure: south - east; Altitude: 300 m (1000 feet)*
The area Preda, in Barolo, directly facing the famous Castello, is composed by a whitish tuff soil, where Cascina Adelaide cultivates predominantly Nebbiolo grapes together with a smaller production of Barbera grapes. Though less famous as a Cru vineyard than Cannubi, this is probably an even stronger vineyard, and produces grapes that give intensely deep and long-lived wines. *Exposure: south - west;
Altitude: 340 m (1100 feet)*