Walter Anselma

Schiavenza

The local Piemontese dialect for sharecropper is “schiavenza,” and this much-buzzed about estate takes its name from the sharecroppers who formerly worked the property’s vineyards during the time that it functioned as a hospital and school as part of the Opera Pia Barolo (you can think of the Opera Pia Barolo as a similar entity to the Hospices du Beaune). Brothers Vittorio and Ugo Alessandria revitalized this property in the mid 1950’s when it was in need of such work, and things are thriving under the current second generation, with farming and winemaking led by son-in-laws Luciano Pira and Walter Anselma.

A name like Schiavenza should give one a clue as to the style here; this is a “traditional to the bone” property with a foundation of organic farming and Slovenian botti, nothing more and nothing less. Vineyard holdings have expanded over time, and the estate is made up of ten hectares split between Serralunga and Monforte.  These include the heralded crus Prapò, Bricco Cerretta, and Broglio.

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Schiavenza Dolcetto D'Alba

Schiavenza Dolcetto D’Alba

Schiavenza Barbera d'Alba

Schiavenza Barbera d’Alba

Schiavenza Langhe Nebbiolo

Schiavenza Langhe Nebbiolo

Schiavenza Serralunga d'Alba

Schiavenza Barolo “Serralunga d’Alba”

Schiavenza Broglio Barolo

Schiavenza Barolo “Broglio”

Schiavenza Cerretta Barolo

Schiavenza Barolo “Cerretta”

Schiavenza Prapo Barolo

Schiavenza Barolo “Prapò”

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