The charm of tradition

The main vineyard, renowned in 2008, enjoys an ideal location with a well drained sandy clay soil rich on limestone, at an average altitude of 300/330 m above sea level facing south. Two the main grape varieties grown, Barbera over about three quarter of the area and Nebbiolo for the remainder part, vertical trellised the training technique with short Guyot pruning. Completes the vineyard a few rows of Grignolino, southeast facing and conducted with the same agronomic technique, while the future planting of a new white grape vineyard is currently a project being considered.

The qualified agronomical support, the pruning, harvesting and sorting of the grapes by hands and the professional approach of the winemaking process, where the respect for tradition and the know-how of the modern oenology optimally match, govern the business rationale of Cascina Allegra Estate. A business philosophy in which the amount and the production yield are always subordinate to the quality that is the firm primary goal. The production does not necessarily come every year, the grape becomes wine only when the whole process guarantees an excellent quality of the final product.

After the first year of production in 2007 and the following vineyard renewal then, the company’s first commercial product was born in 2010: Alcina, Barbera del Monferrato Superiore DOCG. Full-bodied wine that interprets the most typical vine-terroir identity , deep ruby-red in colour, flavour of ripe red fruit and sweet spice on the nose, warm and velvety texture to the palate. Currently available the 2012 and 2013 vintages.

Starting from 2016 has been added to the Cascina Allegra wines offer the Sermonti, Monferrato DOC Rosso 2013. Complex and elegant medium/high-bodied wine that brings out the specificity of Nebbiolo grapes, ruby color with garnet hues, pleasant floral fragrances and wooded to the nose, complex and subtle but of balanced tannic thickness to the palate.