The Panorama Surrounding the Castino Winery
Nestled deep in the countryside, braided entirely with vineyards, Castino is a boutique winery located in the charming valley of Agliano, Piedmont. With its vineyards expanded over the mountains, the grapes enjoy fertile terroirs and pedoclimate throughout the year. All the processes carried out in the cellar and vineyards are organic, ensuring the organoleptic characteristics of wines remain intact.
A Winery with Extensive History, Still Thriving
Started around the mid 19th century, Castino is one of the oldest wineries in Piedmont that follows the father-to-son tradition for many generations. Angelo, the current owner of the estate, manages everything in the winery from harvesting to fermentation and bottling in the cellar. The production is small-scale, but the quality of each DOC and DOCG produced is top-of-the-charts.
Tradition & Innovation in the Vineyards & Wine Cellar
The grape farming land is not massive, but a comprehensive range of vines are cultivated here. Barbera being the flagship grape of the Castino Winery, Angelo also grows Grignolino, Dolcetto, Nebbiolo, Chardonnay, and Cortes. As the harvesting season arrives, the winemaking family manually pick the berries and move to the cellar for further processing.
With growing technologies, Angelo has never forgotten what his ancestors gave him, that is, growing grapes and converting them into luscious wines with conventional methods. From soft pressing and crushing to fermentation in stainless steel tanks, everything is done traditionally. The winery has wooden oak casks of various sizes to store wines for aging and refining before the bottling phase.