Asti Langa

Azienda Agricola Criolin

Wine Producer in Castagnole delle Lanze

Business Hours

10:00 → 13:00
15:00 → 19:00

Closing Day

Tuesday

Holidays

1 January, Easter, 15 August, 25 December

Castagnole Lanze, a small municipality in the Asti area, is a borderland between the Langhe and the soft hills of Monferrato. Here, in an area with a strong vocation for wine production, stands Criolin, a historic family-run Piedmontese winery.

The history of this reality tells of a tradition handed down from father to son for four generations, made up of growth, evolution and a constant search for new techniques and improvements.

Integrated pest management is practised in the vineyard, as well as the use of non-invasive phytosanitary techniques, in order to safeguard this precious territory and reflect its identity in the wines produced.

The entire production comes from estate-owned vineyards, which today cover about 10 hectares. Each row, each plant, is looked after by family members with care, passion and dedication, respecting nature’s time.

The winery is also in the process of acquiring organic certification and is a member of the Vignaioli Indipendenti (Independent Winegrowers) association.

The Wines

Independent Winegrowers, i.e. responsible for the entire production chain, from vineyard to bottle

This association represents the highest form of family management, in which the producers guarantee their direct involvement in all stages of the work.

This implies that family members personally oversee the vineyard, are involved in all choices in the cellar and finally deal with the marketing of the wine.

To date, there are about 1,300 members associated with FIVI throughout the country, a growing but still small number. The work of the Criolin winery is therefore to be recognized and supported.

The wines produced are the traditional ones of the area, those that find their highest expression here: Moscato d’Asti DOCG, Barbera d’Asti DOCG, Barbera d’Asti DOCG Superiore, Piemonte DOC Chardonnay, Monferrato Bianco DOC and Piemonte DOC Moscato Passito.

Produced Wines

Moscato d'Asti DOCG
Piemonte DOC Chardonnay
Monferrato DOC Bianco
Barbera d'Asti DOCG
Barbera d'Asti DOCG Superiore
Piemonte DOC Moscato Passito

Vineyards Extension

10 Ha

N° of Bottles

35000

Vineyards Location

Castagnole delle Lanze, Costigliole d'Asti, Calosso, Castiglione Tinella

Agricultural Method

Conversion

Visits & Tastings

Those at the Criolin winery, rather than visits are defined as real experiences, moments of approaching wine.

There are four different experience proposals, differing in focus of interest and wines to be tasted.

Superior Experience → € 18,00 per person

  • welcoming and registration
  • explanation of the territory and company philosophy
  • guided tasting of 5 wines accompanied by breadsticks and cold cuts
  • wine shop purchases

Golden Experience→ € 23,00 per person

  • welcoming and registration
  • explanation of the territory and company philosophy
  • tour of the production process with a detailed description
  • a walk through the vineyards and the story of a vine’s journey
  • guided tasting of 6 wines accompanied by breadsticks, cold cuts and cheese
  • wine shop purchases

Picnic Experience → price to be agreed on

  • welcoming and registration
  • explanation of the territory and company philosophy
  • tour of the production process with a detailed description
  • a walk through the vineyards and the story of a vine’s journey
  • guided tasting of 6 wines
  • picnic with ‘Casa Bongiovanni’ basket directly from Chef Diego Bongiovanni’s kitchen with a choice of 4 menus
  • wine shop purchases

Harvest Experience (harvest period only) → € 30,00 per person

  • welcoming and registration
  • explanation of the territory and company philosophy
  • harvesting activity in the vineyard
  • return to the cellar for pressing the harvested grapes
  • guided tasting of 6 wines accompanied by breadsticks and cold cuts
  • wine shop purchases

Groups

max 12 people

Visit Duration

2h

Booking

Mandatory

Tasting Price

Starting at 18€

Prices & Services

Visit a traditional and historical reality

Superior Experience → € 18,00 per person

  • welcoming and registration
  • explanation of the territory and company philosophy
  • guided tasting of 5 wines accompanied by breadsticks and cold cuts
  • wine shop purchases

 

Harvest Experience (harvest period only) → € 30,00 per person

  • welcoming and registration
  • explanation of the territory and company philosophy
  • harvesting activity in the vineyard
  • return to the cellar for pressing the harvested grapes
  • guided tasting of 6 wines accompanied by breadsticks and cold cuts
  • wine shop purchases

Golden Experience→ € 23,00 per person

  • welcoming and registration
  • explanation of the territory and company philosophy
  • tour of the production process with a detailed description
  • a walk through the vineyards and the story of a vine’s journey
  • guided tasting of 6 wines accompanied by breadsticks, cold cuts and cheese
  • wine shop purchases

 

Picnic Experience → price to be agreed on

  • welcoming and registration
  • explanation of the territory and company philosophy
  • tour of the production process with a detailed description
  • a walk through the vineyards and the story of a vine’s journey
  • guided tasting of 6 wines
  • picnic with ‘Casa Bongiovanni’ basket directly from Chef Diego Bongiovanni’s kitchen with a choice of 4 menus
  • wine shop purchases

Services

Pets Allowed Terrace Direct Sales WiFi Parking Lot Garden Caravan Parking

Accepted Payments

Visa / Cartasi Mastercard ATM / Bancomat Satispay Cash

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