A small, high quality estate
Poderi dei Bricchi Astigiani is a winery which might be considered of modest dimensions when compared to its sister estate, the Tuscan Badia di Morrona. In truth, however, it consists of 50 acres (20 hectares) of vineyards situated in one of the finest sub-zones of the province of Asti in Piedmont. A small, but functional, cellar. The principal grape variety is Barbera, Piedmont’s major grape.
A young but promising house
Purchased at the end of the 1990’s, the Poderi dei Bricchi Astigiani estate represents the family’s challenge to Piedmont and its wines.
After succeeding in making the Badia di Morrona, acquired in 1939, an estate of undisputable level, they decided to put themselves to the test in the second of Italy’s most famous viticultural regions, famous all over the world as well.
A new house with a long viticultural tradition
The thirtyseven acres (15 hectares) of vineyards surround the center of the estate.
Here as well, just as in Tuscany, the Gaslini Alberti family has decided to respect the historic tradition of the territory with special efforts for Barbera.
And this grape variety is the basis of the entire production, even if the Bricco San Giovanni red wine is blended with Merlot. But Piedmont is one of the world’s greatest terroirs, one capable of strongly characterizing any grape variety
An estate which put the family name to the test
The symbol of the house is the family coat of arms, it is the Gaslini Alberti themselves who personally guarantee to consumers the quality of what they offer.
A house which produces terroir wines
Barbera is the most widely planted grape variety in this part of Piedmont, and here it finds its finest expression. Original and versatile, it can produce – with careful fermentation and aging – both fresh and fragrant young wines or rich, full-bodied, and long-lived offerings.