Cascina Melognis

Piedmont | Colline Saluzzesi | Revello

Cascina Melognis is a tiny mountainside winery created by Michele Fino and his wife, Vanina Maria Carta. Together they organically farm 3 hectares of vines focused on a handful of varieties: pelaverga, barbera, chatus, and pinot noir. “Working so close to a mountain peak almost 4,000 meters (12,000 feet) above sea level shapes our climate, our behavior, and our wines,” Michele explains. “Our winemaking is deeply rooted in our terroir.” Michele’s own roots in farming and the land, and the couple’s shared dedication to proving the potential of an historic but little known terroir, has, in a short time, begun to deliver captivating results.

Cascina Melognis 2018 Colline Saluzzesi Rosso "Ardy"

The name of this wine was that of the vineyard's owner, where the wine originates. Ardy is sourced from some of the oldest vines Michele and Vanina work with, 45- to 50-year-old barbera and chatus. Chatus is a variety native to the Ardèche, from which it has now all but disappeared. Today the grape is found almost exclusively in the vineyards around Saluzzo, where its spicy, herbal character make it an excellent blending partner for barbera’s earthy depths. This wine is 70% barbera and 30% chatus. "Ardy" undergoes spontaneous fermentation in tank before being aged in neutral barrique for 12 months, and an additional 4 months in bottle prior to release.

  • 2018
  • Barbera, Chatus
  • DOC
  • Italy
  • Piedmont
  • Colline Saluzzesi
  • Conversion Organic under CCPB
  • Northwest, southwest
  • Acidic clay-based soil, gravel, sand
  • 12 months neutral barrel
  • Stainless steel
  • 0.57
  • 750 ml

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