CONTACT: Mario Roagna
AOP/IGP: Langhe D.O.C. Arneis Barbera d'Alba D.O.C. Nebbiolo d'Alba D.O.C. Roero D.O.C.G.
ABOUT: Cascina Val del Prete, or "Valley of the Priest," takes its name from the exiled Bishop of Asti who lived there in 1850. In 1977, Bartolomeo Roagna and his wife Carolina bought the farm “Val del Prete” where they had worked as sharecroppers. The first thing they did was replace some grain and fruit with vines. The grapes are planted on south-facing slopes in a splendid natural amphitheater. Over the years they have increased the area under vine to 27 acres. Their son, Mario, has entered the family business and now take care of the vineyards. Cascina Val del Prete continues to be well received due to Mario’s commitment to great wine.
Mario Roagna is one of Roero’s rising winemakers. In a certain sense, his story is symbolic of a territory that has grown and asserted itself as one of winning quality. The winery is situated in the vineyards with a beautiful view of an amphitheater from the cellar. His philosophy is to plant only autochthonous grape varieties such as arneis, barbera and nebbiolo and to let the characteristics of the terroir speak through the wine. Farming is done bio-dynamically and the past two years have been spent converting to organic farming. Fermentation in the cellars is spontaneous with indigenous yeasts.
STAND REPRESENTATIVE: Mario Roagna and Maria Carla Tarabra
VOLUME HL: 400
ADDRESS: Strada Santuario 2, Priocca, CN 12040 Italia
CERTIFICATION: CCPB- IT BIO 009
WINES PRESENTED AT EXPO:
Luèt / Langhe D.O.C. Arneis / 2016
Serra de' Gatti / Barbera D'alba D.O.C. / 2016
Carolina / Barbera d'Alba D.O.C. Superiore / 2014
Nebbiolo d'Alba D.O.C. / 2015
Bricco Medica / Roero D.O.C.G. / 2013
Vigna di Lino / Roero D.O.C.G. / 2013
Roero D.O.C.G. Riserva / 2013