Always very attentive to sustainability, we vinify in a three-level underground cellar using the gravity method, moving grapes, must and wine from one level to another without using pumps, avoiding stressing the wine. Furthermore, the thermal inertia of the underground walls avoids the artificial conditioning of the internal temperature of the cellar.

We keep the humidity constant, lowering it by triggering a natural ventilation planned in the design of the cellar and increasing it with the activation of a small waterfall.

We are aware of receiving precious gifts from the Earth and for this reason we are committed to preserve and enhance the natural resources present reducing environmental impact and ecological footprint, while promoting biodiversity.

Gravitational underground cellar

To minimize the impact on the environment and the surrounding landscape, the new winery was designed with a gravity-based winemaking method with three underground levels. This allows us to avoid the use of electric pumps to shift the wine.

Furthermore, the conditions of hygroscopicity and isolation of the soil naturally maintain the optimum temperature and humidity for the aging of the wine, without wasting energy.

Sezioni cantina ipogea gravitazionale a tre livelli

Solar panels

Part of the cellar roof is covered with solar and photovoltaic panels and their annual production satisfies the company's needs.

Severina's Natural Oasis

Around the cellar there is a natural oasis that helps to preserve the microclimate and biodiversity of the place by protecting insects, especially bees and earthworms, which contribute to pollination and the regulation of harmful parasites in the vineyard. This aromatic garden is managed with care and tireless passion by Nonna Severina, 90 years old.

Foto panoramica oasi naturale di Severina

Water, a supreme gift

Feeding the pond, watering the plants in the gardens and cooling some rooms are just a few examples of how we use and enhance a precious asset such as rainwater.

To allow for this, a system of gutters has been created that makes rainwater flow into a single huge underground tank capable of holding over 200,000 liters. Its depth allows to maintain a low temperature even in the hottest months.

Zero Km Barrels: Return to the origins

Recently, wine producers buy their barrels from distant companies that use wood from territories that are not necessarily local, as we mostly do, buying them from Austria and Switzerland.

Un tempo però, in questa zona esisteva chi costruiva botti in legno di Castagno o Rovere. Per questo motivo, ormai da un decennio, abbiamo dato vita ad un progetto ambizioso, provando a tornare alle origini. Il progetto è quello di creare un vino utilizzando legni di Rovere cresciuti nel podere di Cascina Chignalungo, selezionando le migliori tavole, facendole stagionare e consegnadole all’azienda produttrice per la lavorazione e la realizzazione delle botti.

E' un processo lungo, costoso e che richiede molto impegno, ma la soddisfazione di poter affinare il nostro vino in botti di legno autoctono cresciuto a pochi metri di distanza dai nostri vigneti, appaga pienamente lo sforzo e il sogno di Pietro.

Experimental Vineyard

The Alfa vineyard is the place where we experiment with different vine management techniques, from the various pruning techniques to the selection of the different Nebbiolo clones.


Cascina Chignalungo
via IV Novembre, 171
13853 LESSONA (BI)

45° 34' 23.498" N   8° 12' 32.892" E

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