A beautiful, efficient, new cellar. Where every bottle finds the right place and the right maturation.
More than 5,000 square metres descending to a depth of 28 metres under
the hill, divided into ageing areas, barrique cellars, tasting rooms,
storerooms and crutins carved by hand into the bare rock.
Cascina Chicco's new wine cellar is a unique and cosy place, where
technology and tradition live side by side in a spectacular underground
environment with terracotta bricks and outcropping chalk crystals. A
tribute to the extraordinary land of the Roero and its wines.
We are always happy to welcome guests who decide to visit us in the cellar. The commercial occasion turns into an experience, the names become faces and the bottles begin to tell their story.”
Our new tasting room, renovated to welcome wine tourists and to offer
personalised tastings, keeps the history of the company: the marble
counter is the same one that Ernesto and Federico Faccenda used in the
From the tasting room, one can descend to visit the cellar or enter the
large reception room for large groups and events.
Would you like to visit our cellar and taste our wines?
Wonderful vineyard in Castellinaldo facing south/south-east, it lies on
clayey soils, with one of the highest calcareous traces in the Roero.
This vineyard produces a generous and powerful, soft Barbera, with intense
colours and distinct fruity aromas.
Altitude 320/350 metres
Historical cru in the municipality of Barbaresco, facing the south-east.
Part of a small natural amphitheatre, it enjoys a special microclimate,
thanks to the fresh air currents from the Tanaro valley.
It is a morning sorì, a sunny place in the morning, from which come wines
with fresh fruit aromas, decidedly round and harmonious.
Altitude 250/280 metres.
The mention refers to the village of the same name in the municipality of
Monforte and to vineyards increasingly important for the quality of the
wines produced. The white, tuffaceous soil has always been home to
Nebbiolo, which produces exceptional grapes here. The Barolo produced
here is characterised by a very personal style, capable of reconciling power
and balance: the tannic texture, of rare density and breath, evolves over
time with great austerity and an abundance of aromas.
Altitude 450/480 metres.
RAVERA DI MONFORTE
RAVERA DI MONFORTE
The area takes its name from the Ravera family, originally from this area in
the municipality of Monforte d'Alba. It represents one of the most
interesting ridges in terms of landscape, with amazing observation points.
As the southernmost in the Barolo zone, this ridge faces the highest hills of
Roddino, foreshadowing the Alta Langa and its influence on the winds.
The hillside vineyard is characterised by a steep slope, with an inlet that
offers a protected microclimate particularly suited to the vines. The wines
obtained are expressive, mineral and elegant.
Altitude 400/420 metres.
Soils rich in sand and extreme slopes. The best Nebbiolo grapes of the
denomination have always been grown here. The soil is typical of the
central zone of the Roero production area, of Pliocene origin, characterised
by loam, limestone and clay.
The wine produced here is structured, complex, austere, but always
elegant and fine.
Altitude 260/300 metres
When referring to the eastern side of Monforte, the first name that comes
to mind is Ginestra, a tongue of land as majestic as elegant, whose wines
have shaped Barolo history.
It can be considered a historical cru of the appellation, since already
mentioned in the late 19th century by Fantini as an area of Monforte
capable of producing a Barolo wine of “superior excellence”.
Altitude 340/370 metres.
The first reports of Arneis grapes in the Roero date back to 1478, and refer
to this Cru, in the municipality of Canale. The sandy soil, the southern
exposure at the top of the ridge, and the cool breeze blowing through the
valley between the Canale concentric area and the charming hamlet of
Madonna di Loreto, give this vineyard an undeniable charm and the
possibility of producing fruity, elegant and enduring wines.
Altitude 270/300 metres