Monferrato

Scarpa Wines Wines

Wine Producer in Nizza Monferrato

Business Hours

10:00 → 13:00
14:00 → 17:00

Closing Day

Holidays

The Scarpa winery, founded in 1854 at the behest of the Venetian migrant Antonio Scarpa, covers part of the history of wine-growing Piedmont, in particular of Monferrato.

The long fil rouge of the company, however, is linked to a production philosophy rather than to a territory, thanks to the intervention of Mario Pesce, a winemaker from Nizza.

Mario, trained in Burgundy, learns some important fundamentals such as low production yields, long macerations and fermentations, refinements in large wooden barrels and above all the art of long bottle aging, and begins to apply his knowledge to wines from Monferrato.

His nephew Carlo, a lesser known figure, but of equal substance for the development of the winery, insists on the purchase of Poderi Bricchi, the 50-hectare estate between Castel Rocchero and Acqui Terme, still the company headquarters.

Starting from 2018 Scarpa no longer represents only the high quality of Monferrato: with new land in Verduno, La Morra and Neive, the name of the winery also makes its way into the complex world of Barolo and Barbaresco.

The Wines

At Scarpa, red wine is the king, born in the footsteps of the ancient knowledge of Burgundy.

Each wine is the result of great attention and a scrupulous workforce in the vineyard which always puts the richness of biodiversity first.

Monoculture is seen as an enemy of quality, avoided thanks to the maintenance of forests, meadows and the recent planting of lavender fields.

The Reds

The production range is vast, ranging from Casa Scarpa, the simplest and most everyday Barbera, to the complexity of Barbera Superiore, Barolo and Barbaresco.

The long refinements in the bottle give the great Scarpa reds their distinctive character and allow them to age longer in the cellars.

The Barbera Superiore “Bogliona“, for example, spends as much time in the bottle as is required for a Barolo and Barbaresco.

Whites and Vermouth

Among the whites produced, an important mention goes to Timorasso, an ancient Piedmontese grape saved from extinction and with a unique personality, worth trying.

The three Vermouths are also unmissable: the white and red follow the historical recipe, with the use of local herbs and Moscato d’Asti DOCG.

The unfiltered extra-dry vermouth, the latest addition to the production, is the first of its kind in the world.

Produced Wines

Nebbiolo d'Alba DOC “Bric du Nota”
Barbaresco DOCG “Tettineive”
Barolo DOCG “Tettimorra”
Barbera d'Asti DOCG “CasaScarpa”
Barbera d'Asti DOCG “I Bricchi”
Barbera d'Asti Superiore DOCG “La Bogliona”
Dolcetto d'Acqui DOC
Freisa Monferrato Secco DOC
Monferrato Rosso DOC “Rouchet”
Vino Rosso “Selva di Moirano”
Monferrato Bianco DOC “Timorasso”
Moscato d'Asti DOCG “Tacco 12”
Vermouth di Torino Rosso
Vermouth di Torino Bianco
Vermouth di Torino Superiore Extra Dry

Vineyards Extension

25 Ha

N° of Bottles

120.000

Vineyards Location

Monferrato, Langhe (Caselrocchero, Neive, Verduno, La Morra)

Agricultural Method

Traditional

Visits & Tastings

The visit to Scarpa: a strong link with the past presented in a modern and welcoming guise

The recently renovated tasting room is the starting point for a journey that can capture many nuances.

From the tour of the historic cellars and the collection of vintage bottles up to an introduction to the representative labels of the Piedmontese territory: the guest will decide the focus of the visit.

On the best days, the terrace will be the scene of wine and Vermouth tasting, shaded by a centuries-old wisteria.

Types of tasting

Depending on the labels you want to try, the cost of the visit may vary.

Basic tasting: 3 wines paired with traditional appetizers → € 18 per person.

Contact the winery to establish a tasting itinerary tailored for you!

Groups

max 15 people

Visit Duration

1h 30min

Booking

Mandatory

Tasting Price

Starting at 18€

Prices & Services

Visit the historic Scarpa winery and discover the origins of Piedmont

Tailor-made tasting course

Depending on the labels you want to try, the cost of the visit may vary.

Basic tasting: 3 wines paired with traditional appetizers → € 18 per person.

Contact the winery to establish a tasting itinerary tailored for you!

Services

Air Conditioning Pets Allowed Terrace Direct Sales WiFi Kids Games / Playground Parking Lot

Accepted Payments

Visa / Cartasi Mastercard ATM / Bancomat Cash

Scarpa Wines Wines

Via Montegrappa, 6, 14049 Nizza Monferrato, AT, Italia
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