The family has been producing for over three generations, and Lionello Rosso, born in 1979, has been in charge of the family business since 1999.
The 12 hectares of vineyards and the cellar are located in the municipality of Agliano Terme, between Langhe and Monferrato, in the Unesco area.
The peculiarity that characterizes the company is the choice to produce only one specific wine, Barbera d'Asti DOCG, in all its different varieties.
The will of the owner is therefore to obtain the best from an area particularly suited to the cultivation of this vine.
The Barbera d'Asti docg
Visiting Poderi Rosso means discovering a genuine area, able to offer one of the most representative wines of Piedmont.
It means understanding the evolution of their work and the philosophy of the company, listening and tasting with the producer.
There are 4 types of Barbera d'Asti Docg available.
San Bastian: wine suitable for immediate consumption and easy to match with any dish.
Cascina Perno: obtained from selected grapes, the light aging in wood gives complexity without covering the fruity sensations typical of Barbera.
Carlinet: Barbera d'Asti Superior, the most important selection. The refining in small oak barrels makes it excellent for ageing.
Gioco dell'oca: a reserve produced only in the best years with a longer ageing in both wooden barrels and bottles. The label evokes the famous game board of the early '900.
Behind this name there is a curious story that links Agliano to the Barbetta restaurant in New York: you'll hear it from Lionello during the tasting.
The only exception to the line is represented by the Monferrato Rosso Infine, a blend of Barbera and Cabernet Sauvignon grapes produced in limited quantities.
The visit lasts for about 1 hour and 30 minutes and includes: the company presentation, overview of the territory and of the work in the vineyard, walk through the rows (in case of nice weather) and visit of the wine making premises.
The tasting includes three Barbera d'Asti and the Monferrato Rosso, for the cost of € 10.00.
Accompanying local products: cured meats and cheeses.
The production and aging of wines is done in the small cellar in the center of Agliano Terme. They receive small groups of up to 12 people.
The vineyards are located not far from there, surrounding Cascina San Sebastiano and Cascina Perno. At the top of this panoramic hill there's the old farmhouse.
The typical piedmontese house, renovated while maintaining the original structure, hosts the large groups.
The building, built in 1867, is now part of the Unesco Historical Houses.
The old barn is where the aging rooms are.
The tasting room is suitable for up to 50 people.
The Cascina is easily reachable by car and has a large courtyard. Numerous hiking trails start from here.
Philosophy in the vineyards
In the vineyards they practice a sustainable viticulture that doesn't include the use of chemical fertilizers and minimizes the pesticides.
Agronomic techniques are therefore practiced to improve soil fertility with maximum respect for the environment.
Business Hours: from 9.00 to 12.30 and from 14.00 to 18.30
Closing Day: -
Vineyards: 12 ha
Wines: Barbera d'Asti Docg san Bastian, Barbera d'Asti Docg Cascina Perno, Barbera d'Asti Superiore Docg Carlinet, Barbera d'Asti Monferrato Rosso Infine
Vineyards location: Agliano Terme
Biologic Method: No