Carema is produced in a minuscule area situated in the far north of the province of Turin. The vines are planted on a series of terraces rising toward the mountains and they are supported by granite columns that give the vineyards a unique, monumental and fascinating quality.
The terraces have often given way and each time the farmers have rebuilt them, bringing soil up from the valleys, securing it to the steep slope with new stone walls and replanting the vines in the same terrain and at the same altitude.
The dominant variety is Nebbiolo, one of the few that can manage to flourish and produce excellent results in this district. For over the centuries it has developed powers of resistance to climatic conditions that are somewhat extreme.