Meet the Producer

Il Cascinone was acquired by leading Piemonte producer Araldica in 1999 - an exceptional estate in the Monferrato hills which has undergone extensive restoration and replanting. Now around 70ha of the total 102ha are in full production, with the warmer, southwest-facing slopes used to grow Barbera, Merlot and Cabernet Sauvignon - while the northeast slopes are ideal for more aromatic varieties Brachetto and Moscato, along with Sauvignon Blanc and Pinot Noir. The "Il Cascinone" range (part of the Alasia range) is produced with grapes sourced from these most prized vineyards, both on the estate itself and from other selected sites.  This includes the d'Annona vineyard in the village of Fontanile - purchased by Claudio Manera in 1998.

All harvesting at Il Cascinone and d'Annona is done by hand.


About the Winemaker

The Araldica winemaking team of Claudio Manera, Lella Burdese and Carlo Manera (pictured - left) oversee all production.