The Tortonesi Hills (hills of Tortona) are absolutely breathtaking for its splendid and dynamic landscape. As you admire the view, you can find cultivated fields, hilly orchards, vineyards and feel the cool breeze smelling of oak and chestnut from the nearby woods. From the hilltops you can enjoy the stunning panorama spanning from Monviso to the Ligurian Sea.
Located at a very special crossroads of four different regions: Piedmont, Lombardy, Emilia Romagna and Liguria, the Tortonesi Hills have historically been a trading center and therefore has been heavily influenced by different regions and cultures.
The climate also plays a big role with its cold winters, sparse rainfall throughout the year and significant temperature changes between day and night during the ripening phase. This naturally gives the wine fruity, elegant, and delicate aromas.
Cascina I Carpini's vineyards in Pozzol Groppo, extend into the sub-municipality of San Lorenzo which have an important South-Eastern exposure where roots dig deep into the medium-textured,cool, and well-drained soil. Even the water-bearing stratum a few meters underneath, maintains proper water supply as well as creating a unique microclimate.
At the end of the last millennium, when I bought what is now Cascina I Carpini with all its vineyards, there was nothing but fields, woods, and flourishing wildlife. The climactic conditions were ideal for realizing our dream of making wine which would respect the ecosystem and naturally produce wines that would speak to the soul before the body, a wine that would envelop not only fragrances and aromas, but the spirit of life.
Today, after many loving and committed years of work, we can proudly present you with wines that have fulfilled this very ambition.
This collection is called "Art Wines": an array of pure natural wines produced by implementing winemaking traditions and techniques while respecting both nature and life. We therefore invite you to take the right amount of time needed to sip our wines in utter silence and taste the deep-rooted passion: full of extraordinary and vital ingredients which make our wines ART WINES.