Luca Trombotto has been running this small cellar in the hills over Bricherasio for the last 20 years or so, and his family has been growing grapes for generations. The lovely Pilun d’la Crus (Shrine of the Cross) vineyard, which was owned by his wife Nadia’s great-great-grandfather, is situated at an altitude of 650 meters on terraces supported by dry stone walls. It is here that the grapes for Doux d’Henry, a rare historical wine typical of the Pinerolo area, are grown. On the small plots of Pomaretto, where the Val Chisone and the Val Germanasca meet, the vineyards reach an altitude of 850 meters, hence the need for so-called “heroic viticulture.” Here are cultivated the avanà, avarengo, becuet and chatus grapes for the typical local blend that gives life to Ramìe. Notable among the white wines is Blanchet, produced as a monovarietal to raise the profile of the grape of the same name. After a year’s aging in steel, it is an attractive straw yellow in color with floral scents on the nose and lots of flavor on the palate. Another monovarietal, Biqueras is made with the nebbiolo grape, another variety that has been cultivated around Pinerolo for centuries.
Opening hours for sales to the public: Saturday 3pm-7pm.