Marco Minnucci began his winemaking career in Costigliole in 2010 and after meeting his future partners, opened the farm Cascina San Michele in 2015.
The farm’s vineyards are all situated within the council area of Costigliole d’Asti between Langa and Monferrato and currently cultivate the Barbera, Dolcetto, Nebbiolo, Brachetto, Bonarda and other white varieties of grape.
Our vineyards are maintained in accordance with a strictly organic approach, without the use of chemical fertilizers, herbicides and other products that might modify the normal plant cycle of the vines.
The aim is to avoid interfering excessively with the development of the vines, but rather enable them to express themselves in the best possible way in every single year’s production and to maintain a healthy yield.
When making our wine we do not add any type of yeast to encourage fermentation and we use no substance that could modify the characteristics of the wine: the sulphur dioxide, at the moment of bottling, is normally below half of the legal limit. Our wines are not filtered.
Yes, it’s Brachetto. No, it’s not sweet. No, it’s not sparkling, either. It’s organically farmed, native yeast fermented and minimally sulfured. This dry-fermented version showcases the rounded berry fruit, intense flowers and edgier tannins that are possible when you make this lesser-known varietal into a vino rosso instead of a sparkling dessert wine.
On the nose, it offers fragrant and fruity aromas of strawberries, raspberries, and lychee, with hints of rose petals and violets.
This Brachetto is a delightful and unique expression of Italian winemaking, offering a an aromatic alternative to other red wines.