Those who come to Barolo, the heart of Piedmontese viticulture, are immersed in a landscape of vineyards with the winery Lo Zoccolaio .
Lo Zoccolaio winery presented - Cascina in Barolo
For centuries, people here have lived off the grapes that thrive in the Langa, on the hills on the right bank of the Tanaro River. In the midst of the area, which has been a UNESCO World Heritage Site since 2014, is also the relatively new Lo Zoccolaio winery, which has secured one of the top sites here. Harmoniously nestled in the shallow hills is the former house of the shoemaker, which was converted into a winery and whose fortunes are now managed by Gianni Martini. A total of 30 hectares of vines are cultivated, 14 of which are entirely Nebbiolo vines.
Timeless, dignified wines from Lo Zoccolaio
At Lo Zoccolaio, wine is not seen as a product, not as a commodity or fashion; rather, each bottle tells the story of the area and its people. The vineyards, facing southwest, are located on the slopes of the Bricco Barolo mountain, which stretches from Castello di Barolo up to Monforte. The wines produced here are full-bodied and fruity, as the Lo Zoccolaio winery represents the modern style of wine and thus knows how to distinguish itself from the traditional wineries in the area. Gianni Martini and his team also produce exclusively red wines, for which only vines from their own vineyards are used. In the glass, therefore, you taste a very particular, noble point of Italy.
The double tree of life
At the Lo Zoccolaio winery, a large white poplar tree grows with a double trunk to provide shade. This double tree is reminiscent of the inverted tree from Jewish tradition and Indian mythology, whose roots extend into spiritual spheres and whose imposing crown reaches out into the world we know. It is the tree of life or also of the knowledge of good and evil. The characteristic symbol on the labels of Cascina Lo Zoccolaio in Barolo: the double tree of life, was created in response to these reflections.
These are the grape varieties grown at Lo Zoccolaio:
- Cabernet Sauvignon
More information aboutCascina Lo Zoccolaio
|Company Name:||Cascina Lo Zoccolaio|
|Street:||Localita Boschetti 4|
|City:||12060 Barolo (CN)|
|Contact & Web|
|Telephone:||+39 0141 837287|
|Fax:||+39 0141 837204|
|Company Group:||Fratelli Martini secondo Luigi SpA|
|Company Owner:||Gianni Martini|
|Managing Director:||Gianni Martini|