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.
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.