Sustainability

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.

Long time ago, however, in this area there were coopers who built barrels in chestnut or oak wood. For this reason, for a decade, we have started with an ambitious project, trying to go back to the origins. The project is to make a wine using oak wood grown on the Cascina Chignalungo estate, selecting, seasoning and delivering the best tables to the coopers for the processing and construction of the barrels.

It is a long and expensive process, which requires a lot of effort, but the satisfaction of being able to refine our wine in native wooden barrels grown a few meters away from our vineyards fully satisfies Pietro's effort and dream.

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.

Company

Cascina Chignalungo
via IV Novembre, 171
13853 LESSONA (BI)
ALTO PIEMONTE - ITALY


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