This estate was established by the Marengo family in
1899. Marco Marengo, the present owner,
manages it, very successfully, together with his wife
Jenny and his son Stefano, a wine technician.
The vineyard extension is just 6 hectares, but 1.2
hectares are in Le Brunate, a grand cru of La Morra
(and one of the greatest crus of the Langhe area) and
1 hectare is in Bricco delle Viole, one of the main
crus of the town of Barolo. These two vineyards have
belonged to the Marengo family for five generations.
The first vintage of Barolo to be bottled with Le
Brunate on the label was 1974 while Barolo Bricco
Viole was labelled as such starting from the 1997
This estate produces 5,500 bottles from one hectare of vines. Like Marco’s other Barolo wines, this one is fermented with ambient yeasts and undergoes malolactic fermentation in small oak barrel. The wine is aged in new (only 20%) and neutral oak for two years before release. This expression shows excellent depth and generosity with lively fruit flavors that wrap thickly over the palate. This is a complete and centered expression that makes a loud and positive impact, but ultimately follows through with extreme elegance and grace.