Collina S.Ponzio - I Balocco Gianpiero S.A.S. Az. Agr.
Via La Morra 11 - 12060 Barolo (Cn)
Tel. 0173/776315 - Fax: 0173/776315
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Web site: www.collinasanponzio.it

Year founded: 1986
Owner: Balocco Gianpiero

INFORMATION

Total vineyard area: 4
Hectares planted to nebbiolo for Barolo: 4
Age of Vineyards: 5-25
Winery visits possible: Yes
Retail sales at winery: Yes
Winery visits: beginning in spring 2005

Winery location:
On the road ascending from Barolo to Vergne. At the traffic circle, instead of descending towards Vergne, go left towards La Morra. The winery is located in the third house on the left.

 

 

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Wines produced: Barolo, Nebbiolo, Dolcetto, Barbera, Roero Arneis
Barolos produced and quantity: Barolo 5.000 bottles
First year Barolo production: 1993
Type of Barolo produced: Traditional
The wine estate Collina San Ponzio (named after this Vergne borgata looking towards La Morra) was founded by Pietro Balocco, who succeeded in crowning a long family tradition in wine sales going back to the early 20th century; it was later managed by his son Tonino Balocco.
Now directed by Gianpiero Balocco, the winemaking cellar has been housed since 1986 in a sprawling casale, or rural farmhouse, set amidst the vineyards and restructured and enlarged in 1999.
Nebbiolo for Barolo is sourced from four hectares of estate vineyards, in age ranging from five to 25 years old, situated in the Barolo area and in that of La Morra, in the Fossati and Bricco delle Viole vineyards, as well as from long-trusted independent grapegrowers.
In addition to Barolo, red wines include a Nebbiolo d’Alba, a Dolcetto d’Alba, a Barbera d’Alba, and a Langhe Dolcetto, with a Roero Arneis and a Langhe Chardonnay as whites. They total some 25-30,000 bottles.
The Barolo production is currently quite modest, about 7-8,000 bottles, although it could go as high as 20-30,000 in the future. Vinification is semi-traditional and modern, macerations taking only 6-7 days, followed by maturation in both oak botti and in barriques of various toast levels and ages, all calibrated to impart balance and pleasurable drinking at a relatively young age.
Spring 2005 will see the opening of accommodations at San Ponzio, both for winery guests and tourists desirous of a few tranquil days amidst the vines. For this purpose, three spacious and well-furnished flats have been built above the winemaking cellar; each features a kitchen nook, and two can accommodate up to four guests, the other flat three persons. Plans call for a swimming pool that will add to the considerable pleasure of staying at Collina San Ponzio.