L’Aquilone

Piemonte DOC Sauvignon

Bottiglia-L-Aquilone

THE WINE

Our L’Aquilone is made from 100% Sauvignon, harvested in the second half of August. Vinification takes place exclusively in steel tanks. The result is bright and clear. White flowers and boxwood fill the nose, accompanied by tropical fruit, pineapple, lychees and citrus notes. The palate is fresh, tangy and harmonious.

PAIRING

It pleasantly accompanies simple and more complex starters, fish dishes and shellfish. Excellent with pasta with delicate sauces and risottos, or with vegetables and white meats. Try with Nizza “torta verde”!

L'Aquilone has been assigned the International Wine Challenge certificate.

La Lippa

Barbera d'Asti DOCG

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THE WINE

A young, uncomplicated Barbera, perfect for serving cool in summer. Aged in steel to maintain its young and lively taste, it’s no mere coincidence that La Lippa is named after a childhood game. Ruby red with purple highlights, it has an intense scent of red fruit and a dry, tangy flavour, for carefree drinking.

PAIRING

Perfect with bread and salami, it pairs with all rice, pasta and ethnic dishes. Ideal with pizza or a barbecue with friends. For something surprising, try with fish, especially in soups!

La Gena

Barbera d'Asti DOCG

Bottiglia-La-Gena

THE WINE

This is our first Barbera, which we have been making since 2000. We tiptoed into a brand-new sector with great enthusiasm but also with a particular reverence towards winemakers with far greater expertise. We felt “genati”, as we say here in Piedmont. And while it’s an expression that’s almost impossible to translate, Gena describes the “embarrassment” we felt at the time. This is a bright ruby red wine, with an intense, fruity bouquet. Full-bodied and persistent, it is the product of long ageing in the bottle: a complex but feminine Barbera, real and direct.

PAIRING

This pleasant wine is ideal served throughout a meal, but it is particularly well-suited to pairing with rich and tasty rice and pasta dishes, Piedmontese mixed boiled meats, roast and braised meats, and medium-mature fatty cheeses. Try it with Bagna Cauda!

La Gena has been assigned the World Wine Awards DECANTER certificate.

Le Nicchie

Nizza DOCG

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THE WINE

The wine that embodies all our ambitions. Nizza DOCG, the finest expression of our terroir, is grown only in the finest Barbera vineyards. The production regulations for this wine are very strict indeed. Nizza DOCG can be made in Nizza and 17 neighbouring municipalities; only there, and only in the vineyards that enjoy the best exposure, with extremely limited yields, are the grapes used to make this wine grown. And only from the second year after harvesting and after spending a compulsory length of time ageing in wood and then in the bottle, can that wine be released for sale. Ruby red with violet highlights, our Le Nicchie has an intense, complex bouquet featuring red berries with sweet notes of vanilla and coffee. It has a full, warm palate, with scents of liquorice and balanced tannins. Important structure and persistent finish.

PAIRING

This wine’s structure allows the most ambitious pairings; Le Nicchie can be reserved for wheels of well-matured cheese or more prestigious steaks, such as Fassona or a nice juicy T-Bone, or delicious braised “Bue Grasso” (fattened ox meat).

Le Nicchie has been assigned the following awards: 3 bicchieri Gambero Rosso, the World Wine Awards DECANTER certificate and the International Wine Challenge certificate.

Chiesavecchia

Monferrato DOC

Bottiglia-Chiesavecchia

THE WINE

Barbera, Cabernet Sauvignon and Nebbiolo: these are the grapes which, vinified and aged separately in barriques, tonneaux and 15-hectolitre tanks, for about a year, give us this Monferrato DOC. Each grape variety gives the wine different nuances, but all three are grown on the same hill, Chiesavecchia, in a hamlet of Calamandrana. This is a warm, pervasive wine, silky smooth on the palate, persistent and elegant, with delicate tannins. Intriguing right from the bouquet.

PAIRING

Fresh filled patisserie, “tajarin” with truffle or meat sauce, main courses featuring red meat, from braised cuts to roasts, through to lamb and game.

Soul

Monferrato Rosso DOC, 100% Nebbiolo

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THE WINE

You don’t often come across Nebbiolo, the Langhe grape-variety par excellence, in Monferrato, despite the fact that it was cultivated on our hills in the past. We are convinced that it can reserve some delightful surprises in our soils, so we decided to do our own thing and grow it anyway, ignoring the trends. This is a wine made with the heart rather than the head, hence the name Soul, made with 100% Nebbiolo. With its dull garnet red colour, it presents a complex and intense bouquet, with notes of violet and red fruit, and lighter scents of dried flowers and spices. Elegant and harmonious in the mouth, with sweet, silky tannins. Persistent, balanced and immensely pleasant.

PAIRING

The nice tannins in this wine are the perfect contrast for particularly rich and succulent rice and pasta dishes, as well as main courses generous in flavour, and sometimes even quite greasy. If you come to the area, try it with “Finanziera”! Highly enjoyable on its own too, this is the perfect glass of wine to relax with!

Moscato d’Asti

Moscato d'Asti DOCG

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THE WINE

Usually harvested at the end of August, when the aromas promise to give their best, our Moscato grapes produce an intense, floral wine, characterised by a pleasant sweetness, balanced by just the right touch of acidity. The aromatic bouquet is that typical of Moscato d’Asti. Full and persistent, it is accompanied by light scents of sage.

PAIRING

Moscato is a light wine, with about 5% alcohol, to be served with all kinds of desserts, chilled to a temperature of about 6-8°C. We recommend it with hazelnut cakes, zabaione and, why not with pears and gorgonzola. Also perfect for a hot summer afternoon treat!

Our Moscato d'Asti has been assigned the Wine Enthusiast certificate.

Brachetto d’Acqui

Brachetto d'Acqui DOCG

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THE WINE

A wine with unmistakable sensory characteristics, which make it one of the symbols of the food and wine culture of these hills between Nizza Monferrato and Acqui Terme. With its characteristic pale cherry red colour, featuring soft violet highlights, it presents a delicate musky aroma, with scents of roses. It tastes sweet but fresh and vivacious, with a good structure and persistence on the palate.

PAIRING

Usually served at the end of a meal, Brachetto d’Acqui is ideal with jam tarts or fruit fools, and to accompany strawberries and mixed berries, as well as dry biscuits and macaroons of course. We recommend serving it chilled, at 6-8°C. With about 6% alcohol, it can also be considered an original alternative to a fruit-based cocktail!

Our Brachetto d'Acqui has been assigned the World Wine Awards DECANTER certificate.

Galandrino

Brut Metodo Classico

Bottiglia-Galandrino

THE WINE

Our “metodo classico” is made from Chardonnay and Pinot Noir grapes, harvested in the second half of August to preserve the freshness and natural acidity of the grapes. Partly fermented in steel and part in barriques, it undergoes a second fermentation in the bottle, on lees, for between 30 and 36 months. Then, as with every “metodo classico”, disgorging takes place: the deposits are eliminated from the bottle and the liqueur d’expédition is added. We are so attached to Galandrino that we’ve named it after our family. It is a deep straw-coloured wine with a fine yet persistent perlage and an aroma of crusty bread with vanilla and hazelnut notes. Elegant and complex at the same time, it leaves toasted notes on the palate and a sweet aroma of dried apricot.

PAIRING

Excellent as an aperitif, it is capable of accompanying an entire meal. It pairs well with starters, pasta and risotto, and fish dishes, excelling with all kind of shellfish. Another delicious accompaniment is with tempura, vegetables and white meats. And if we want to take things right back to the basics, it’s the perfect wine to drink in excellent company.