Langhe and the Nocciola Piemonte I.G.P.
The Tonda Gentile Trilobata variety is grown on the Langhe, Roero and Monferrato hills, which are UNESCO World Heritage sites since 2014.
The 90% of the hazelnuts of the whole Piedmont are grown in the Cuneo province and above all on the Langhe hills.
In this little patch of land, located in southern Piedmont, a prolific nature provides rare and distinctive raw materials and specialities. Here, where every hill offers a patrimony of exellence, a clear distinction and geographical identification is indispensable, a sort of identity card guaranteeing just quality. It is believed to be the “best hazelnut of the world”.
Activities connected to wine are concentrated on the hills closest to the dynamic town of Alba, below 500/600 meters, and this is where you’ll find the most vibrant and populated centers. The Alta Langa, however, is more discrete, calm, but also more authentic; here the attention is focused on the Hazelnut.
The Nocciola Piemonte I.G.P. has been awarded the protected geographical indication (PGI) on December 2, 1993. The following sentence is a quote of the ministerial decree: “the prestigious and high-quality characteristics of the hazelnut…”.
Our sweets are produced exclusively using the round, smooth and rich Nocciola Piemonte I.G.P.
is a top-quality hazelnut and it is different from the other varieties; it contains about 70% of oil.