Cantine Giacomo Ascheri
Cantine Giacomo Ascheri originated in the early part of the 19th century in La Morra in the Italian region of Piedmont. The place where the first vines were planted was called “Ascheri” and still exists today but, as Bra had become the most important town for the distribution of Barolo, the cellars were moved there in 1880. It remains a real family affair, run today by La Signora Christina Ascheri, her son Mateo and grandson Giuseppe, along with oenologist Giuliano Bedino. They manage three estates which together total 16 hectares: Serralunga D'Aba, planted at between 280 and 350 metres above sea level, with Nebbiolo on calcareous silty-marl soils alternating with sand: La Morra and Verduno at 350 metres planted with Nebbiolo, Barbera and Dolcetto on silty, clayey, calcareous soils, and Bra planted at 300 metres with white grape varieties on calcareous sandy-marine soils alternating with gravel and marlstone. The vineyards are managed sustainably and specially chosen to showcase the potential of each grape variety; to be able to make wine which is an expression of the grapes and the vineyards they come from. They take a minimal intervention approach to winemaking, involving,moderate use of technology and ageing in large format casks. Their rich and complex red wines and elegant whites will not disappoint.