At the end of 19th century a noble Italian family from Piedmont chose to build their country residence upon a beautiful hill in Fubine Monferrato, between Asti and Alessandria, and to grow there the finest grapes for wine.
Villa Remotti is an artisanal, specialized producer of Barbera d’Asti. Their philosophy is simple: only the best vineyard practices, and the outmost attention to detail in winemaking, will yield wines with unique character and flavor profile. Implementing both modern and ancient techniques, each vine is sustained by a chestnut pole and colored roses are grown at the end of each pole as a natural method of pest control.
The vines cultivated to produce these wines have an extremely low yield per hectare. The grapes are harvested using pierced baskets and stems are eliminated in the pressing stage. Since the Roman age Fubine Monferrato in Piedmont represented a favorable climate for the cultivation of grapes, with its layers of clay-rich soil in potable water that nourishes the vines with calcium.
The hilly south-west exposure helps ripen the grapes to perfection. Fubine Monferrato is home to Enosis, the University of Wine of Donato Lanati.
Villa Remotti chose quality at all costs, creating a singular Barbera, faithful to its land and its natural components. This wine is a concentrate of sun, pruning and love, aged in steel a year before bottling. In the following years the planting of Chardonnay grapes allowed the birth of the Sha’ar (Chardonnay in purity), a fragrant wine, with notes of apples, as well as two classic method sparkling wines, White and Rosé. Not least the Moscato, with a delicate sweetness and flowery notes.
White soils and Astesian sand are the typical soils in which Barbera d’Asti grows. These specific soils contribute to the characteristics that make this wine unique, like lime and clay that are found on the borders of the Monferrato, where deep, complex Barbera wines are made.
Looser soils, with more drainage, typical of the Hills along the Tanaro river, help producing a wine that is fresher and fruiter.
A mostly unknown land, as if shielded by successive waves of protective Hills that conceal its identity. A vast area with uncertain borders, beginning in the plains, moving higher through rolling Hills and rising up finally in rough, rocky outcrops. Untrammeled nature, lying between the Po and Tanaro rivers, painted with the colors of a varied flora and fauna.
The Monferrato epitomizes the habitat of the Piedmont Hills, with rows of grapevine alternating with copses of hazelnut, truffles trees and wooded stands: a variegated sequence of striking landscape.
Barbera d’Asti DOCG
(Denomination of origin controlled and guaranteed)
Barbera is one of the most representative grape varieties in Piedmont and covers approximately 30% of the 43.000 hectares of vineyards in the region. Originally from the Monferrato district, the grape variety is cultivated mainly in the provinces of Asti and Alessandria, where it reaches its maximum expression in Barbera d’Asti and Barbera del Monferrato, two wines which were given the denomination of origin in 1970. Barbera d’Asti is a wine linked with old farming traditions, which has succeeded in responding to different needs and tastes.
Today it undoubtedly represents, possibly more than any other wine, a constantly evolving product, which grows following new knowledge in the viticultural and oenological eld and which, in terms of quality and quantity, can be presented to a public which is both curious, demanding and vast. It is fully deserving of consideration as one of the most important Italian reds and obtains increasing appreciation at international level.
Surrounded by the beautiful Monferrato hills, in the middle of Unesco Heritage landscapes, Villa Remotti produces quality fine wines with the help of expert farmers and ancient winemaking tradition.
STRADA PRIVATA REMOTTI
FUBINE MONFERRATO – 15043 (AL)
+39 335 656 0624