Fratelli Casetta Piedmont

Region
Italy
Winemaker
Ernesto and Giuseppe Casetta
Size
40 hectare
Established
1725
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The Fratelli Casetta Winery is located in the North East of Italy in the Piedmont region - a land with the finest wine making where excellent red and white wines are always produced. Their Vineyards (40 hectares) are located on the Langa and Roero, a paradise of hills and vines on slopes both steep and gentle, with strong soil and a dry climate, giving positive effects especially during ripening.

The Casetta family have lived there since 1725 and vine growing and wine making are age-old family traditions. Brothers Ernesto and Guiseppe Casetta decided to expand the business in 1950. With tenacity and perseverance, they managed in just a short time to develop the positioning of their range on the international markets. The results that can be seen today are the work of one man, Ernesto Casetta, whose life has been, and continues to be, the guiding spirit behind this company, of which he is the soul and driving force. Ernest Casetta is now assisted in the cellar by his nephews Bruno and Pierangelo.

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Gavi, , Fratelli Casetta

Gavi

Origin: Piedmont, Italy

The Fratelli Casetta Winery is located in the North-West of Italy in the Piedmont region. A land with the finest making and excellent Red and White wines are always being produced. The vineyard is located on medium high hillside – approx 200-300 metres above sea level in the Gavi Village District. The soil is sandy with a high content of arenaceous marl.

Vinification

The grapes are picked very carefully by hand in the first / second week of September. The grapes then undergo a soft pressing and the must is separated by the skins. Fermentation is carried out in stainless steel vats at low temperature of 18°C prior to refrigeration and static racking of the must. It is then aged in stainless steel tanks for 2 to 3 months with cold stabilization before bottling.

Grape Variety

Cortese 100%

Alcohol by Volume

ABV 12.0%

Winemaker's Notes

Straw-Yellow in colour with greenish highlights. It has a characteristic delicate bouquet, being very soft and persistent. It is also dry and fresh in taste with notes of flowers, fresh fruit and lemons. It is full, well balanced and elegant. This Gavi Wine is described by the experts as being a gem among the wines from Piemonte. Excellent as an aperitif, with starters, fish and shellfish dishes, white meat, pasta, risotto and pizza.

Gavi Di Gavi, , Fratelli Casetta

Gavi Di Gavi

Origin: Piedmont, Italy

The Fratelli Casetta Winery is located in the North-West of Italy in the Piedmont region. A land with the finest making and excellent Red and White wines are always being produced. The vineyard is located on medium high hillside – approx 200-300 metres above sea level in the Gavi Village District. The soil is sandy with a high content of arenaceous marl.

Vinification

The grapes are picked very carefully by hand in the first / second week of September. The grapes then undergo a soft pressing and the must is separated by the skins. Fermentation is carried out in stainless steel vats at low temperature of 18°C prior to refrigeration and static racking of the must. It is then aged in stainless steel tanks for 2 to 3 months with cold stabilization before bottling.

Grape Variety

Cortese 100%

Alcohol by Volume

ABV 12.0%

Winemaker's Notes

Straw-Yellow in colour with greenish highlights. It has a characteristic delicate bouquet, being very soft and persistent. It is also dry and fresh in taste with notes of flowers and lemon. It is full, well balanced and elegant. Excellent as an aperitif, with starters, fish and shellfish dishes, white meat, pasta, risotto and pizza.

Roero Arneis, District of Canale, Italy, Fratelli Casetta

Roero Arneis District of Canale, Italy

Origin: Piedmont, Italy

Meduim High Hillside 200-300 metres above sea level, with south west exposure in the district of Canale. The soil of ancient time, characterised by ‘The Rocche’, is friable, sandy and ochre in colour. The Astiane marls – of Piocene age – are and excellent environment to produce full bodied wines, but with finesse and elegance.

Vinification

The grapes are picked by hand in the first / second week in September. The grapes then undergo a soft pressing and the must is separated by the skins. Static racking of the must, followed by fermentation in stainless steel tanks at a low temperature of 18°C.Aged in steel tanks for around 6 months, with cold stabilisation before bottling. Mentioned as far back as 1478, Roero Arneis is a pearl for the local oenology. The word Arneis, in the local dialect, means an extrovert person, a little rebellious and funny.

Grape Variety

Arneis 100%

Alcohol by Volume

ABV 11.0%

Winemaker's Notes

Straw yellow colour Intense and elegant bouquet with fruit and white flower hint Soft and nice on the palate with a fresh and flavour finish. It is a great aperitif. Ideal with appetizer, rice and pasta, fish dishes

Roero Arneis Mumplin, District of Canale, Italy, Fratelli Casetta

Roero Arneis Mumplin District of Canale, Italy

Origin: Piedmont, Italy

Meduim High Hillside 200-300 metres above sea level, with south west exposure in the district of Canale. The soil of ancient time, characterised by ‘The Rocche’, is friable, sandy and ochre in colour. The Astiane marls – of Piocene age – are and excellent environment to produce full bodied wines, but with finesse and elegance.

Vinification

The grapes are picked by hand in the first / second week in September. The grapes then undergo a soft pressing and the must is separated by the skins. Static racking of the must, followed by fermentation in stainless steel tanks at a low temperature of 18°C.Aged in steel tanks for around 6 months, with cold stabilisation before bottling. Mentioned as far back as 1478, Roero Arneis is a pearl for the local oenology. The word Arneis, in the local dialect, means an extrovert person, a little rebellious and funny. Mumplin is made from special selected grapes that come from their own estate vineyard to guarantee a wine with maximum quality.

Grape Variety

Arneis 100%

Alcohol by Volume

ABV 13.0%

Winemaker's Notes

Straw-yellow in colour, intense and elegant bouquet with ripe pears, hawthorn blossom and acacia honey. Nice finish with a pleasant almondy aftertaste. Excellent as an aperitif, with appetisers, rice, pasta, white meat and vegetables. Also a great combination with oyster and fish dishes.

Barbaresco D.O.C.G, Piemonte, Italy, Fratelli Casetta

Barbaresco D.O.C.G Piemonte, Italy

Origin: Piedmont, Italy

The Barbaresco wine is 'unique', very special, unforgettable, which found the attribute to be a wine with special characters, from its area of production with rightly fertile soil and from the wise people capable of creating wonders. Medium-high hillside (300-400 m asl with various exposures: south, south-est. Miocene-Helvetian soil origin with limestone and marl composition

Vinification

The grapes harvest is made by hand in the first/second ten days of October. The fermentation is traditional, carried out for an average of 10-15 days at controlled temperature with floating cap and frequent pumping over of the must to optimize the extraction of the polyphenolic substances Ageing - At least two years in large Slavonian oak barrel followed by no less then six months in the bottle.

Grape Variety

Nebbiolo 100%

Alcohol by Volume

ABV 13.5%

Winemaker's Notes

Brilliant ruby red colour with garnet highlights Full and intense bouquet, with violet and black berries hints. Well-bodied wine with full flavour in the mouth. Intense fruit and soft tannins. Wine with structure capable of withstanding the test of time Perfect with main courses especially based on red meat, roast lamb, medium or mature cheese.

Barbaresco Vigna Magallo, Single Vineyard Treiso, Piemonte, Italy, Fratelli Casetta

Barbaresco Vigna Magallo Single Vineyard Treiso, Piemonte, Italy

Origin: Piedmont, Italy

Medium high hillside 300-400 metres above sea level with south east exposure. Marls clayey and calcareous, alternated by sand. Magallo is a special selection made with grapes that come from a single vineyard in Treiso.

Vinification

The grapes are harvested by hand in the first 10 days of October. Traditional fermentation for an average of 10 to 15 days in stainless steel tanks at a controlled temperature. Maturation in large slavonian oak barrels for at least 3 years. The wine is then bottled and left to mature for a minimum of 6 months.

Grape Variety

Nebbiolo 100%

Alcohol by Volume

ABV 13.5%

Winemaker's Notes

Brilliant red in colour with garnet highlights tending to orange over time. It has an intense bouquet, with ripe fruit aromas and delicate spices. Great structure and fruit fill the mouth. Elegant tannins with full flavour that compliment the bouquet. A lingering finish. Perfect with main courses especially based on red meat, roast lamb, medium or mature cheeses. Also a perfect after dinner wine. This wine has great structure for long ageing.

Barbera D'Alba, Piemonte, Italy, Fratelli Casetta

Barbera D'Alba Piemonte, Italy

Origin: Piedmont, Italy

Medium Hillside 200 – 300 metres above sea level. South-East exposure. Soil with a high content of compact clayey-marl mixed with calcareous marls.

Vinification

The grapes are picked by hand at the end of September and are de-stemmed and softly crushed. The fermentation takes place in stainless steel tanks for approx 7 – 8 days. The wine is then aged in stainless steel tanks before bottling Barbera is the signature grape of Piedmontese Wine-Makers. A grape variety that has given great satisfaction to the vine grower over time

Grape Variety

Barbera 100%

Alcohol by Volume

ABV 12.5%

Winemaker's Notes

Barbera D’Alba is Deep Red in colour with purple reflections. It has an intense bouquet with fruity notes, full and persistent. This is an elegant wine with a fruity aftertaste.
This wine is perfect for every day meals especially salami, pasta, meats dishes and cheese.

Barbera D'Alba Baralin, Piemonte, Italy, Fratelli Casetta

Barbera D'Alba Baralin Piemonte, Italy

Origin: Piedmont, Italy

Medium hillsides 200 – 300 metres above sea level with south west exposure in the district of Canale. The ancient soils characterised by the ‘Rocche’, are friable, sandy and ochre in colour. The Astiane marls, of Pliocene age, are an excellent environment to produce full bodied wines, but with finesse and elegance.

Vinification

The grapes are harvested by hand at the end of September and are then de-stemmed and softly crushed. Fermentatrion takes place in stainless steel tanks for approximately 8 – 10 days. A small part of the wine is taken and left to ferment in small oak bariques and the remainder is put into large Slavonia oak for 18 months. The two parts are then blended and complete the maturation in oak barrels for another 18 months. A further maturation in stainless steel tanks until bottled.

Grape Variety

Barbera 100%

Alcohol by Volume

ABV 13.0%

Winemaker's Notes

Barilin is a high quality wine with limited production. This wine is made from specially selected grapes that come from old vines with limited harvest to guarantee maximum quality over time.
It is deep red in colour with purple reflections. It has an intense bouquet with ripe fruit notes of plums and cherries with hints of spices and vanilla. Full persistent taste, well balanced with soft tannins and acidity with a long finish. Excellent with main meat based courses, risotto, pasta and cheese.

Barolo D.O.C.G, Piemonte, Italy, Fratelli Casetta

Barolo D.O.C.G Piemonte, Italy

Origin: Piedmont, Italy

Medium high hillside 300-400 metres above sea level with south west exposure. Miocene-Helvetian soil origin with limestone and marl composition. A great area with eleven hillside towns that constitute the birthplace of Barolo and a wine that comes from as far back as 1600’s and appreciated by the royal family of Savoy House. It is notoriously defined as “The King of wines, the wine of kings”

Vinification

The grapes are harvested by hand in the first 10 days of October.Traditional fermentation for an average of 10 to 15 days in stainless steel tanks at a controlled temperature. Maturation in large slavonian oak barrels for at least 3 years. The wine is then bottled and left to mature for a further 6 months.

Grape Variety

Nebbiolo 100%

Alcohol by Volume

ABV 14.0%

Winemaker's Notes

Brilliant ruby red in colour with garnet highlights. It has a full and intense bouquet, with hints of withered flowers and dark red fruit overtones. On the palate it is dry, but velvety, full and harmonious. This is a wine with a structure capable of withstanding well over the years. Perfect accompaniment with red meat dishes, roasted or braised beef and matures cheeses. Also ideal for after dinner.

Dolcetto D'Alba Magallo, Piemonte, Italy, Fratelli Casetta

Dolcetto D'Alba Magallo Piemonte, Italy

Origin: Piedmont, Italy

Medium Hillside 200-300 metres above sea level, well exposed, fairly compact calcareous soil.

Vinification

The grapes are harvested by hand in the middle of September, they are then de-stemmed and softly crushed. Fermentation takes place in stainless steel tanks for around 8–10 days, with a further maturation for 12 months in large oak barrels followed by a short period in stainless steel tanks before bottling. The wine is then left to mature in the bottle for a further 6 months

Grape Variety

Dolcetto 100%

Alcohol by Volume

ABV 13.0%

Winemaker's Notes

The Dolcetto wine is deep red in colour with violet highlights. It has a fine and fruity bouquet with overtones of plum and black cherries. Pleasantly dry in the mouth, well structured with velvety and full sensations by the soft tannins. It has a long fruity aftertaste. Ideal for ‘everyday’ drinking, with starters, pasta and rice dishes, vegetables and red and white meats.

Nebbiolo Langhe, , Fratelli Casetta

Nebbiolo Langhe

Origin: Langhe, Piemonte Italy

Medium high hillside 200-300 metres above sea level with excellent exposure. The soil is composed by yellow sands with banks of calcareous marl. Langhe is a territory with a variety of soils not common in any other Italian wine region and perhaps the world. Nebbiolo is an elegant and precious vine with noble origin and it is also the red variety with the longest history in the region.

Vinification

The grapes are harvested by hand in the first 10 days of October. Traditional fermentation for an average of 10 to 15 days in stainless steel tanks at a controlled temperature. Maturation in large slavonian oak barrels for at least one year. Then a further period in stainless steel tanks before bottling.

Grape Variety

Nebbiolo 100%

Alcohol by Volume

ABV 11.5%

Winemaker's Notes

Brilliant red in colour with varying intensity, tending to garnet with time. It has an intense bouquet with withered flowers and wild fruit. In the mouth it is warm, velvety and rich in aromas. Well balanced and a lingering finish. Classic pairing with all dishes especially pasta, meat and cheese.

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