In the small town of Treiso, surrounded by the green of woods and Nebbiolo vineyards, Cascina Alberta carries out its project with consistency and determination.
Defining the company as a “project” means connoting it as something more than just a production company: the idea comes from the common passion for the viticulture of two brothers, who in 2010 bought an ancient farmhouse, dating back to 1927.
A land of 19 hectares, of which 9 of vineyard and the remaining of uncontaminated nature, represents the foundations of the company philosophy, based on sustainability. From the beginning, the two pledged to recover the old vineyards through sustainable viticulture without the use of pesticides or weeding.
The surrounding space was in fact already used as vineyards of Barbaresco since 1979 – year of registration in the Register – and managed, until the arrival of the two, by multiple owners.
The production is now certified organic, operates in full compliance with individual vintages and with minimal intervention in the cellar: everything is handled internally, from the cultivation of the grapes to the bottling of the final product, making it a complete company to all effects.
Alongside the wine production, Cascina Alberta also offers the possibility of staying in one of the 7 suites located on the upper floor of the farmhouse, where guests can relax and enjoy the peace and tranquility of the surrounding hills.
To pursue the idea of an "integrated company", Cascina Alberta offers 7 suites.
The rooms have been created on the upper floor of the farmhouse with a conservative renovation, or with the aim of recovering the architectural merits of the old Piedmontese farmhouses.
Finely furnished with antiques from the Langhe tradition, each one has a balcony or terrace from which you can enjoy the UNESCO heritage hills, sipping the production wines.
All 7 suites have air conditioning, satellite TV, telephone, minibar, stereo, hairdryer, WiFi and courtesy set.
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Their vineyards are like gardens, rich in luxuriant and wild nature.
The choice of organic comes from the idea of preserving the well-being of plants by trying to intervene as little as possible in soil management.
They practice green manure where necessary according to the seasons, they don’t use manure because they believe that the vines need deep roots.
During the rainy season they minimize treatments, both in terms of quantity of intervention and in doses of copper and sulfur, trying to stay at least 50% lower than the legal limits of organic certification.
The work in the cellar follows the philosophy of the Langhe tradition: long maceration in stainless steel and aging in large Slavonian barrels.
Every vintage is respected, looking for its peculiarities and expressing them at best in the bottle.
Also in Barbaresco they limit aging in small barrels, to preserve the classic Nebbiolo aromas and tannins.
Barbera d'Alba Superiore DOC,
Barbaresco Marne Bianche (affinato in anfora di ceramica)
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Visits & Tastings
They have different types of visits, different in terms of duration and focus of interest.
Guests are welcomed in the Cascina, where they can enjoy the fantastic panorama of the Treiso hills and visit the estate, the vineyards and the fermentation and aging cellars, which house the large Slavonian oak barrels and ceramic and terracotta amphorae.
The tour ends with the tasting of wines, accompanied by local products that vary according to the season.
N.B. All the visits that include lunch are available only from Wednesday to Saturday, and begin at 12.00. The ones with a regular tasting are also bookable for Mon-Tue. There are no visits on Sunday.
Winery tour and tasting 15€
It includes a visit to the farmhouse, the fermentation rooms and the aging cellar.
The visit has an indicative duration of 1 hour and 30 minutes and concludes with the tasting of 4 wines accompanied by the typical products of the Langhe.
Barbaresco Experience 40 €
Dedicated to those who love Barbaresco in all its nuances, this package offers you the opportunity to taste three different vintages of Barbaresco Giacone and one vintage of Barbaresco Marne Bianche.
Discover all the expressions of Nebbiolo, accompanied by a platter of cold cuts. The duration of the visit is approximately 1h30.
Day in the vineyard, tasting and lunch € 70
Experience the emotion of a day in the Cascina! This package offers you the opportunity to spend 2 hours in the vineyards led by Francesco or Stefano, which will allow you to discover the vine growing systems in the Langhe and all the secrets of organic processing in the vineyard.
You will then continue with a 1 hour visit to the cellars and end the day with a 3-course lunch, paired with organic wines.
The activity can be booked only in the presence of works in the vineyard and depending on the climatic conditions, and has a total duration of about 5 hours.
Tour, truffle search and lunch at the winery € 100
During the period of the Alba White Truffle Fair, from October to December, Cascina Alberta offers you a day dedicated to the precious tuber: the activity includes a guided excursion in the woods owned by the company, accompanied by a real trifolao and from his faithful dog, lasting about 1 hour and 30 minutes.
It then continues with a visit to the cellars and ends with a 2-course lunch in the Cascina: the menu is designed ad hoc for pairing with white truffles and production wines).
Subject to climatic conditions.
Types of visits
Here are the options you can choose from:
- Visit of the cellar with tasting 15 €
- Barbaresco Experience 40 €
- Day in the vineyard, tasting and lunch € 70
- Tour, truffle search and lunch at the winery € 100
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