The Azienda Agricola Cocito Dario farmstead is located on the border between Agliano Terme and Costigliole d’Asti; areas that are highly suitable for producing Barbera d’Asti.
The Cocito family follow three fundamental principles when producing its wines: respect for nature, genuineness of the product and honesty towards its customers and all consumers.
The wine produced is made exclusively from the property-owned grapes and the Cocito family personally follows all the stages in the vineyard and the winery.
The Barbera d’Asti Superiore DOCG Violanda is emblematic; it is dedicated to the woman who inherited the vineyard on Collina Crena towards the end of the nineteenth century. At that time, Violanda, who was a small child living in Australia, however after several transoceanic voyages, she decided to settle on the Agliano Terme hills.
The other wines produced are Rosato, Bonarda, Grignolino e Dolcetto as far as reds.
The visit to the winery
You’ll be welcomed by the Cocito family members: Dario, Sergio, Elsa and Nadia, who will guide you through the company’s facilities. You’ll see see where the work is actually carried out: there are no paths or exhibitions dedicated to the tourists.
The visit begins in the vineyards, where the vine’s growth phases and the work carried out are explained. We then move on to the wine-making rooms, where we find the stainless steel tanks used for fermentation.
In the company’s barrique cellar you’ll find the barrels that hold the wine during the aging months, until it is bottled.
And finally, the most exciting part of the visit: the guided tasting. Here, you’re the protagonist because you’ll have the opportunity to personally choose which labels to taste.
Furthermore, if you visit the winery when the wines are still in their aging process, you’ll be able to taste the wine directly from the barrel!
14:00 → 18:30
Visits to the winery
Use the relevant form to book your visit! Bookings are welcome and will help improve reception services.
Sergio or Dario lead the tastings, which last roughly an hour and a half, and cost € 10,00.
The experience includes: a walk amongst the vineyards, the visit to the fermentation and aging rooms and the tasting of 3 wines by choice, accompanied by tastings of local products.
Along with the wines you’ll be served the bread made by Carlo Alberto: the special mixture is made of two flours that have a different strength, kneaded together with nuts, anchovies, lard, olive oil, pepper, water and natural yeast.
The visit to the winery is available for large groups as well, up to 40/50 people, with parking space for buses.
The visits are in French and English as well; they’re always available on weekends and by appointment during weekdays.
Wines available for tasting with relevant purchase prices in the Winery:
- Barbera d’Asti DOCG Violanda: 8.00 €
- Grignolino d’Asti DOC: 5.00 €
- Monferratto Dolcetto DOC: 5.00 €
- Piemonte Bonarda DOC: 5.00 €
- Rosato Elisa: 5.00 €
Corso Carlo Testa, 3, 15012 Bistagno, AL, Italia
14:00 → 18:30