Centovigne – Castello Di Castellengo, Wines with Character
Centovigne – Castello Di Castellengo, established on the Biellese pre-Alps below Monte Rosa, has been home to fine wines for centuries. The ancient soils originated from glacial marine and microclimates produce very well-defined Nebiolo and Erbaluce, rich in character. Danielle, Magda, and Alessandro, the current owners revived the tradition of the winery that has been for the centuries with the archeological recovery of the ancient vineyards, reconstituting the historic property called Centovigne because it consists of small vineyards distributed on the hills between the Castle of Castellengo and Mottalciata, in Upper Piedmont.
Centovigne also uncovered documents of six gold medal diplomas that Spanna wines made from Nebbiolo from Castellengo received between 1933 and 1938.
Wine Making In The 18th Century Cellar
The historic site has rejuvenated the passion of the winemakers as it embraces the unique wealth of the land. The aged vines of the area grow among archaeological sites and artifacts buried in the marine sands, gravely and sandy clay soils. The castle is housed with an 18th-century cellar that has been accommodating wines for centuries. Danielle, Magda, and Alessandro have also been filling the role of winemaker and viticulturist. The objective is to encourage the growth of native vegetation and foster the growth of biodiversity in the soils. The philosophy behind winemaking is to utilize a holistic approach of targeted interventions that maintain the health of the high acidity of the soils.
Sustainable Agriculture is a Given at this Winery
The production style is directed at minimizing the use of chemical products to enhance the heritage of the selected grapes as much as possible. Centovigne, located in a small area of Upper Piedmont, at the foot of Monte Rosa, operates in an area where the Nebbiolo vine has found its natural habitat. Using other rare varieties like Vespolina and Croatina, the winery has written wine history since the 18th century. The cellar is small but very well organized. The 18th-century cellar is well equipped with modern and effective equipment that allows the wine to reach its potential.