Bussia is an historical vineyard in the village of Monforte d’Alba and the first Cru of Barolo to be officially labeled, along with Rocche di Castiglione, in 1961. Bussia represents one of the most prestigious vineyards not only of Monforte but of the entire Barolo area.
With its 190 hectares of vineyard surface, Bussia represents the largest Cru in the village of Monforte d’Alba.
Historically subdivided into Bussia Sottana and Bussia Soprana, it develops on an altitude ranging from 210 to 460 meters above sea level (690-1509 feet).
The Monti winery manages a little less than two hectares of nebbiolo for Barolo vines and a small plot of barbera in the heart of Bussia Sottana, the vineyards are located at 280-300 meters above sea level (918-984 feet).
From a geological point of view, the soil of Bussia is formed by Marne di SantʻAgata Fossils of sandy type, a very ancient formation dating back to 10 million years ago and easily recognizable by the typical yellow-gray soil.
The Marne, characteristic of the Langhe, is a soft rock mainly composed of silt and clay and, in lower parts, of sand and calcium carbonate.