Lower Langa

Matteo Soria

Wine Producer in Castiglione Tinella

The company is located in Castiglione Tinella, more precisely in the small hamlet of San Martino.

The area is particularly suited to the cultivation of Moscato, which is the almost absolute protagonist of the company’s production.

The past

The history of the Matteo Soria farm began in 1800, when Matteo’s great-grandfather began to cultivate white Moscato, Dolcetto and Barbera and produce bulk wine.

From that moment, his passion was handed down from father to son, in a succession of changes and choices aimed at modernizing the winery and increasing its production.

With the passage of time and a lot of experience, around the 90s, the Sorias decided to dedicate all their efforts to the cultivation and production of Moscato.

In fact, the land of the property’s hills is predominantly sandy and gives the grape, and wine, the typical musky aroma that is perceivable in the nose from the first taste.

The present

Today the winery is run by Matteo, the youngest of the family, and by his father Sergio.

Each has its own role: Matteo takes care of the wine-making processes, Sergio takes care of the forty hectares of vineyards that surround the company.

With Matteo and Sergio, new technologies have arrived, indispensable for making the best grapes and obtaining the best quality.

The wines produced on the farm in greater quantities are Moscato d’Asti DOCG and Asti DOCG Extra Dry, the two symbolic denominations of the area.

In addition, there is a small production of Brut Cuvée Metodo Classico based on 100% Pinot Nero grapes, worked with the champenoise method, and one of Asti Dolce DOCG, made with moscato grapes.

The Wines

A targeted choice

A selected and quality-conscious production of only four company labels: Moscato d’Asti DOCG, Asti DOCG Extra Dry, Brut Cuvée Metodo Classico and Asti Dolce DOCG.

Moscato d’Asti is the most produced wine and its musky scent is characteristic of the terroir from which it comes.

The taste, delicate and intense, recalls white flowers and fruits, but you can also find hints of sage, lemon and orange blossom.

Produced Wines

Moscato d’Asti DOCG Soria
Asti DOCG Brut Bric Prima Bella
Metodo Classico Brut Cuvée BollaBea
Asti Dolce DOCG

Vineyards Extension

40 Ha

N° of Bottles

400.000

Vineyards Location

Castiglione Tinella

Agricultural Method

Traditional

Visits & Tastings

The visit begins with a walk through the vineyards.

From here you can admire the characteristic views of the Langa of Moscato described by Cesare Pavese in his books.

After the walk, the first stop in the cellar are the rooms where they keep the tanks for the preservation of the must.

Here you’ll be shown the production process of the Moscato.

The next step is the packaging area: you’ll learn about the bottling line and the labeling machine.

The tasting

A few more steps towards the panoramic tasting room and you start with the tasting.

You can choose from 3 different types of tasting. Each of these is accompanied by local products including cheeses, cold cuts, hazelnuts and biscuits.

Classic → 15€ per person

Tasting of 3 wines accompanied by a platter of local cold cuts and cheeses, bread sticks and meliga pastas. Wines offered: Moscato d’Asti DOCG, Asti Brut DOCG and Bollabea Pinot Nero classic method.

Rich → 25€ per person

Tasting of 4 wines accompanied by a selection of cold cuts and cheeses, bread sticks and focaccia, two appetizers and a dessert. Wines offered: Asti Dolce DOCG, Moscato d’Asti DOCG, Asti Brut DOCG and Bollabea Pinot Nero classic method

Masterclass → 50€ per person

A vertical of Moscato d’Asti Soria, during which you will taste 5 different vintages, combined with local products. Added to the tasting is information about the climatic trend and the grape harvest of the tasted Moscato. You’ll discover a wine of great longevity, due to the position of the vineyards, the composition of the soil and the vinification techniques. A proposal for real #moscatolovers at the end of which you will receive the t-shirt as a reminder of the experience.

Groups

max 20 people

Visit Duration

2 ore

Booking

Mandatory

Tasting Price

Starting at 15€

Prices & Services

Visits and tastings

Types and prices

  • Classic → 15€ per person
  • Rich → 25€ per person
  • Masterclass → 50€ per person

Services

Pets Allowed Meeting Room Direct Sales WiFi Parking Lot

Accepted Payments

Visa / Cartasi Mastercard ATM / Bancomat

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