Cantine Ascheri Giacomo

Italy / piedmont

Producer Info

This important Bradese family cantina dates back to 1880, to a time when the town of Bra was a key hub in the movement of Barolo due to its train station built in 1874, linking Torino to Savona, via Bra & Cervere; indeed in those days there were c. ten Barolo producers/negociants in the town, of which only Ascheri survives.

The cantina is run by Matteo Ascheri, who took over from his father Giacomo in 1988, & alongside is Giuliano Bedino the enologo since 1996 & Matteo’s son Giuseppe. They have 16ha of Nebbiolo da Barolo vineyards from across three communes/villages: La Morra, Verduno & Serralunga d’Alba.

In 1999 they first released a range of four single-vineyard Barolos: Pisapola (Verduno), Sorano (Serralunga d’Alba), & Sorano ‘Coste e Bricco’ (Serralunga d’Alba); plus single vineyard Ascheri (La Morra) from 2010. Historically they have always made a classic Barolo, blended from across the three villages of La Morra, Verduno & Serralunga d’Alba.

Vinification is classical, employing pumping over or submerged cap for up to 20 days, before ageing the wines ageing for circa 18 mths in largely botti grandi of between 10-20HL, plus a small percentage of French 500litre tonneaux. The Barolos are closed using DIAM30.

Wines

Barolo Pisapola, Verduno

Barolo Ascheri, La Morra

Barolo Sorano, Serralunga d’Alba

Barolo Sorano ‘Coste e Bricco’, Serralunga d’Alba

Barolo (a blend of La Morra, Verduno & Serralunga d’Alba fruit)