Beyond its natural beauty, the calcareous tuff rock of Canelli is a precious ally for a winemaker: hard and stable, it creates the perfect thermal isolation, naturally maintaining a constant temperature between 12 and 14° C (57°F), creating ideal conditions for aging great wines.
In fact, it is for this utility of the tuff rock that from the mid-1800s until the early 1900s, several kilometers of tunnels were excavated under Canelli. The earth has become a true wine monument in and of itself, a testimony of how architecture can transform spaces for wine according to the needs of their productive cycle.
Wine was not just aged in these corridors in the past, but the entire winemaking process was carried out here. The remains of this vinification (presses, filtration systems, vats, barrels, and other machinery) can still be seen today, creating a tangible memory of the past.