An agricultural district in Alta Langa
With its 25 hectares, of which 15 are planted with vineyards and 9 covered in woods, the plots in Roddino are Réva's latest investment. A self-sufficient microcosm and far from any type of chemical or industrial pollution.
A free zone, in the heart of the Alta Langa, redeveloped to integrate wine production with the woods, hazelnut groves and beekeeping. Before planting the vineyards, a detailed analysis of the soil has divided the district of Roddino into specific areas based on soil, exposure and microclimate.
For each of them, the most suitable variety has been chosen, including four different Nebbiolo biotypes (Rosé, Lampia, Michet and Picotener); Barbera; Sauvignon blanc, Pinot noir and Dolcetto. A multivarietal vineyard has thus been created, one that “challenges” the monocultures present in the Lower Langa and guarantees greater biotypic diversity.
Soil and exposure
The soil in the «district of Roddino» tend to be silty-limestone, with some clay and a good share of sand. A particularity of its geological conformation is the extreme steepness of the slopes (exposed like a fan that runs from West to North) and the substantial presence of shells made up of Langa stones, sedimentary rocks composed of very fine and compact grains of sandstone from the Miocene.