Lower Langa

Cadia

Wine Producer in Roddi

The Cadia hill, owned by the Giachino family since 1913, is located on the south-east ridge, in an excellent position for the production of quality wines.

The name of the winery is dedicated to this hill and is a tribute to the land from which 9 types of wines are obtained from 7 different grape varieties.

Here, there are recent Arneis plants flanked by vineyards of about 70 years, such as the one from which they produce the Barbera Superiore DOC Palazzotto.

From the company you can enjoy a wide panoramic view that sweeps from the nearby historic center of Roddi, dominated by the fourteenth-century castle, to the manor of Grinzane Cavour, from the town of Santa Vittoria in Roero, up to the Alps.

A story that
begins in 1913

in Roddi

The farm was founded in 1913 by grandfather Marcello

The current corporate physiognomy is relatively recent.

In fact, the first vinification dates back to 1996 by the will of the owner Bruno Giachino and his brother Piero, winemaker of the company.

Before then, here as in other wineries, the grape harvest followed the conferment of the grapes.

Over time, targeted activities and investments made it possible in 2017 to reach the goal of total vinification of the grapes present on the 12 hectares of the property, 8 of which are located on the Cadia hill, adjacent to the company.

Bruno Giachino was one of the first producers to vinify Chardonnay grapes according to the French batonnage method: a bet recalled in the name of the "Avnì" wine, that means "to-come" in piedmontese, with a clear reference to the future.

A methodology that has made it possible to obtain a white intended for aging that can be kept in the bottle for 10-15 years.

Today the family business is run by the owner Bruno, his wife Mariella and their children Noemi and Alberto, a student at the Faculty of Viticulture and Oenology and a future winemaker.

The Wines

Grapes from a single vineyard are vinified to enhance the qualities already present in the bunches and obtain a quality wine

From the vinification of the grapes coming from the single Palazzotto vineyard, the homonymous and well structured Barbera d’Alba DOC Superiore is obtained, aged in steel for about 2 months and then in French oak barriques for at least 1 year.

The traditional Barbera DOC, produced with grapes from different plots, is a product of good acidity with hints of red fruit.

Verduno Pelaverga, one of the most representative wines of the company, whose disciplinary allows its production only in the municipalities of Roddi, Verduno and La Morra, is ruby ​​red, with strong notes of white pepper and spices.

It is a versatile wine, an excellent alternative to white as an aperitif.

Production continues with the Nebbiolo d’Alba DOC which ferments for one year in steel followed by aging in French oak for 50% in 225 liter barriques and 50% in 500 liter tonneu.

Bruno’s traditionalist vision in the production of Nebbiolo is aimed at obtaining a rather tannic and structured wine that requires a minimum of aging in the bottle.

The whites

The Langhe DOC Arneis is obtained from a typical Piedmontese vine and is a white with floral scents to be drunk young throughout the year.

Sauvignon DOC Abrigàt, one of Bruno’s favorite wines, is obtained from ten rows on the edge of the Cadia hill and is produced in small quantities, about 2000 bottles.

Excellent as an aperitif, it goes well with fish for its full and fruity flavor.

Chardonnay production is slightly higher, settling at 2,800 bottles per year.

The Barolo DOCG Monvigliero

Barolo DOCG Monvigliero is obtained exclusively from Nebbiolo grapes from the homonymous hill, for which it boasts the additional geographical mention.

The annual production is 4,000 bottles.

The Barolos produced in the Verduno area are usually easier to drink, thanks also to the type of clayey limestone soil which gives them elegance and readiness to drink compared to the same wine produced in other areas.

It is to be considered almost a meditation wine, to be shared with friends to fully enjoy its evolution or to be enjoyed in combination with important dishes such as roasts, braised meats, game and savory cheeses.

Produced Wines

Langhe Arneis DOC
Sauvignon "Abrigat"
Chardonnay "Avnì"
Dolcetto d’Alba DOC
Barbera d'Alba DOC
Verduno Pelaverga DOC
Barbera d'Alba Superiore "Palazzotto" DOC
Nebbiolo d'Alba DOC
Barolo "Monvigliero" DOCG

Vineyards Extension

12 Ha

N° of Bottles

80.000

Vineyards Location

Roddi, Verduno

Agricultural Method

Traditional

Visits & Tastings

Arriving in the large courtyard you are greeted by the owners and the company tour begins, which first includes a visit to the grape processing rooms

It is Noemi Giachino, Bruno’s daughter, who welcomes guests to the winery by introducing the company history and the territory in which it is located.

From the vinification rooms where the fermentation and refinement of the younger wines takes place, you enter the barrel room where the great reds rest between barriques and 500-liter tonneu and large 1000-liter barrels.

Then we move on to the storage, bottling and labeling area until we reach the large and bright tasting room from whose windows you have an immersive view of the surrounding vineyards and hazelnut groves.

The visitor can choose between two types of experience or agree in advance on a personalized tasting.

The types of tastings

  • 3 wines of your choice with tasting of local products including hazelnuts from the farm → 15 €
  • walk in the vineyard and in the hazelnut grove, tasting of local products including hazelnuts and hazelnut products, such as biscuits, cake, cream → 25 €

The wines can be purchased directly in the cellar and shipped to the chosen destination, in Italy or Europe.

Groups

max 50 people

Visit Duration

1h - 1h30

Booking

Mandatory

Tasting Price

Starting at 15€

The production of hazelnuts

The Piedmontese Trilobata Hazelnut is known as the best in the world thanks to its intense aroma, fat content and ease of storage.

During the visit it is possible to walk among the 6 hectares of hazelnut groves adjacent to the cellar and discover how these plants give a unique, homogeneous and regular product, perfect for sweet and savory recipes.

The Piedmont hazelnut is therefore synonymous with excellent confectionery specialties.

50% of the production is given to small family-run companies that deal with the transformation of the product.

Therefore, genuine hazelnut-based delicacies are obtained such as: cakes, ice creams, spreads and cakes.

The hazelnut cake is probably one of the most typical dry sweets of this area of Piedmont, often accompanied, in the winter months, by a regenerating zabaglione cream and the main ingredient of the typical cognà.

The remaining 50% is intended for tastings in the cellar and can be purchased directly from the producer.

An alternative to chocolate

Hazelnuts have been present in the Langhe for centuries. These lands until a few decades ago were extremely poor. This dried fruit was mainly used as a substitute for chocolate: a complex flavor very similar to cocoa came out of its roasting. The hazelnut is in fact the basis of the production of Nutella.

Prices & Services

Choose between the different types of experience and buy directly at the winery

The tastings

  • 3 wines of your choice with tasting of local products including hazelnuts from the farm → 15 €
  • walk in the vineyard and in the hazelnut grove, tasting of local products including hazelnuts and hazelnut products, such as biscuits, cake, cream → 25 €

The wines can be purchased directly in the cellar and shipped to the chosen destination, in Italy or Europe.

Services

Air Conditioning Pets Allowed Direct Sales WiFi Parking Lot Garden Private Park Caravan Parking

Accepted Payments

Visa / Cartasi Mastercard American Express ATM / Bancomat Bank Transfer Cash

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Azienda Agricola Cadia, Strada Roddi Verduno, Roddi, CN, Italia
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