The wines we produce are deeply linked to the territory in which they grow, from which they take the unique and unrepeatable character and notes.
For this reason, tasting them right here, in the cellar where my brother and I follow every stage of production, is a great added value.
All our choices are aimed at the exaltation of Roero: an agriculture that is manual and attentive to the well-being of the ecosystem, the use of local wood for the production of barrels, the study of wild herbs that grow between the rows and that are linked to our culinary tradition … these are just some of the tricks that we Casetta brothers adopt in favor of biodiversity.
Visiting you give us a chance to explain and share with you the great passion that motivates us, as well as to guide you in the tasting of the final result: our 6 wines, the Roero pearls.
We start with a walk…
Our vineyards are scattered around Montà, in hills chosen for exposure and composition.
The only one near the company is that of Arneis, in which we take you for a walk during the visit, but if yours is a small group and if you show interest for it, we can all go together to discover the other rows!
In the vineyards we tell you everything you need to know to facilitate your understanding during the tasting: you will be able to recognize the typical aromatic notes of this land, attributable to the soil, to our choices in the vineyard and in the cellar.
Do not be afraid to ask questions, the opposite: your curiosity facilitates our explanation!
…continuing then in the cellar
Once the tour is over we move on to the wine-making rooms, where we show you every step from the arrival of the grapes to the bottling.
In addition to the traditional local DOC and DOCG wines, during the visit we also discuss in detail the vinification of the two diamond points of the cellar, the Roero DOCG and the Val Del Moro Spumante Metodo Classico: these are the labels that most differentiate us, which represent our bet on the potential of this territory.
The first ages 6 months in wood, and is treated with our special barrels in local oak which give it a touch that is irreproducible elsewhere. The second is a wine with a strong appeal, produced from Arneis grapes and less popular among the cellars of the territory.
Ours is a small traditional production, certainly touched by today’s modernity, but faithful to the genuineness of the past.
So don’t expect luxurious and polished spaces: in the various rooms you will see the signs of hard work from 2001 to today.
Now is up to you to choose the tasting, which costs € 18.00 per person and includes 6 glasses chosen from the labels produced. Everything is accompanied by breadsticks, salami, as well as a small tasting of local products, exclusively seasonal.
This is an important moment of confrontation, in which the expectations created during the tour materialize: we analyze together every wine tasted, we review its origins and characteristics.
And if the result is satisfying, you can finish it all off with a nice on-site purchase of your favorites. Not enough room in your car? Don’t worry, we’ll send them directly to your home!8
And then we finally try our wines!
Theory is important, but it is the practical demonstration that gives meaning to the whole.
Once the demonstration tour of our work is closed, we move into the large tasting room divided on two floors, which can comfortably accommodate up to 50 people.
1. Which wines can be tasted during the visit?
You can choose 6 of all the labels we produce, at your discretion.
2. How much does it cost?
The visit has a price of € 18.00 per person, and includes the pairing with breadsticks, cold cuts and traditional cold dishes.
3. How many people can you fit?
Our tasting room can accommodate up to 50 people.
4. Is there a parking lot?
Yes, we also have enough space for coaches and campers.
5. Which languages are spoken?
The visit can be done in Italian, English and French.
6. Can we bring our pet?
As a matter of space we can only accommodate small animals.
7. Do you accept credit cards?
We accept all major credit cards, but not checks.
8. Is it possible to reserve wine / products during the visit and have them sent home?
Yes, you can book the wine on site and receive it directly at your home!
9. How many he do you have?
10. What are the visiting hours?
08:00 → 15:00
Once you’re here: what to do in the area
Sanctuary of the Pylons
A few minutes walk from our cellar, in the locality of Laione, there is the ancient Roman cultural site known today as “Santuario dei Piloni”.
This is composed of a Romanesque church, the cave of the Agony, thirteen chapels dedicated to the Via Crucis and the Holy Sepulcher, which concludes the itinerary.
The Sanctuary is crossed by the Religious Path, a naturalistic ring route of about 6 km with departure from the historical center of Montà.
The town of Roman and medieval times in which we are based passed over the centuries in different hands: first to the Malabaila, then to the Isnardi, to the Parellas of San Martino, to the Wicardel and finally to the Falletti of Barolo.
The panoramic terrace of Montà is unique in the Roero and is dominated by the castle of the Counts Morra of Lavriano.
The castle, in Renaissance style, is located at the peak of the old part of the village, characterized by small and narrow streets.
The landscape of the Langhe and Roero is rich in small masonry constructions that in the local dialect are called “ciabot”.
Originally they were simple huts of corn, but given the need for a shelter during work in the fields, very often far from home, the “ciabots” passed from unstable and temporary structures to buildings in wood and masonry.
Nowadays they come in all shapes, structures and purposes, often becoming small houses, even fancy ones.