Vicara

Grignolino del Monferrato Casalese DOC, 100% Grignolino

Annual production: 14,000 bottles

Barbera del Monferrato Casalese DOC, 95% Barbera, 5% Freisa

Annual production: 8,500 bottles

Three local families - Visconti, Cassinis and Ravizza - have farmed this land for decades and more recently joined together to form Vicara Winery, a combination of their lands and the three family names. The vineyards are located in Piedmont on the hills rising between the River Po and the plain of Alessandria and lie within the boundaries of five villages. The vineyards for the Grignolino and the Barbera are at an altitude of over 330 meters.

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Harvest: By hand

Total area under vine: 40 hectares

Total production of the farm: 75,000 bottles

Farming method: Sustainable

Fermentation and Vinification: The juice is fermented using only wild yeasts. After maceration lasting about a week the must matures in stainless steel tanks and is bottled in the Spring after the harvest.