THE FARM

 Cascina Alberta is located in the Langhe area, in the lovely village of Treiso. Our farm is composed of 19 hectares of land in total: 9 hectares are cultivated with vineyards, while the remaining part is meadow, orchards and woods. Cascina Alberta farm started in 2010 from the passion of two brothers for the viticulture and wine world.

Defining the company as a “project” means going beyond the simple agricultural production. In fact, from the very beginning we managed to renovate the old vineyards through sustainable viticulture without the use of pesticides or herbicides. The project also involved the complete renovation of the old farmhouse that now hosts the cellars; moreover, we also developed the inside part of the Cascina with an area dedicated to incoming and restauration activities. In short, we had the vision od an integrated company: the perfect place to relax and enjoy Piedmontese traditions of good food and wine.

ORGANIC CERTIFIED

From the very beginning, we had an organic approach to the agriculture. In 2016 we decided to start the organic conversion and to get the certification from Valori Italia control body, since we thought it could be a “good thing” for our customers. From the harvest 2019 on, we are officially organic certified, for both the vineyards and the cellar.

AGRICOLTURE

The organic cultivation choice comes from the desire of preserving what we bought, trying to intervene the less possible in the soil management. From the beginning we addressed great dedication to our soil, trying to understand its characteristics and apply the most natural treatments possible in the fight against the illnesses. Following the seasons and the necessities, we use the green manure, but we avoid the compost because we want the plants to go deep in the soil with their roots. During the rainy periods we try to reduce copper and sulphur treatments in quantity and frequency, trying to stay 50% lower than the organic certification limits. In the cellar we don’t use preselected yeasts and we don’t use sulphur, until all the malolactic fermentations are over. The aging in Slavonian Oak barrels are the minimum required from the regulation.

PRODUCTION PHILOSOPHY

Love and passion for Langhe area and its traditions are the real fulcrum of our activity. Our work in the vineyards is as meticulous as possible, without an excessive production decrease: vintage after vintage, the final yield may vary from 55 to 70 quintals. Avoiding the use of chemical products, we want our vineyards to be beautiful gardens and that’s why we leave the spontaneous growth of the grass, simply cutting it when it becomes too abundant. Moreover, during spring time in rainy vintages the grass helps with the water absorption and allows a better drainage without having stagnation. It is fundamental for us to respect our ecosystem, avoiding excessive human intervention: in this way we can create a good balance between soil and plants, making our vineyards strong and luxuriant.

Our wines: Barbaresco, Barbera, Langhe Nebbiolo

Our mission is to seek the highest quality in our wines, respecting the vintage and trying to minimise interventions in the cellar.

Year after year we seek to capitalise on the experience acquired to try to increase the quality of all our wines. The work in the cellar follows the philosophy of the Langhe tradition, with extensive maceration in stainless steel vats. Ageing takes place in large Slavonian oak barrels - 2500/5000 l. Our vision of  traditional Barbaresco is not to over-age the wine in order that the classic aromas and tannins of the Nebbiolo are not overwhelmed by the aromas released by the barrels and an extensive aging.