As you will soon notice, the house is located in one of the most important wine regions in Italy. In the area you will find dozens of small-scale wine producers. We therefore highly recommend for those who want to go out and do a wine tasting. This is not only a fun experience but you will also get the chance to buy wine directly from the farmer.
To start with, we have arranged a small selection of our own favorite wines and wine producers. You can taste these at our home and if you like more you can always visit them to discover more of their wines.
Literally two doors down from Casa Bansella is the winery of the Castino family, run by Samuel and his father Angelo. They have been incredibly inviting to us ever since we arrived and they have been spoiling us with their wonderful wines.
From Castino we have four different wines in stock:
– Gemma, Nizza D.O.C.G.
– Cadaresca, Grignolino d’asti
– La Cresta, Reoro Arneis D.O.C.G.
– Cuvée, Spumante
The Carussin farm is located outside of the village of San Marzano Oliveto, just a few hills away from Casa Bansella and simply a lovely place to visit. Along with natural wines they have a teaching farm and a micro beer brewery. Luca and his brother Matteo are warm hosts and you are often welcome to drop by.
From Carussin we have two different wines in stock:
– Sisto, Nebiolo
– Sparkling Rosé, Barbera
The Filippa family has been running the winery Azienda Agricola Filippa for over five generations, and is located within walking distance of the house. If you visit Matteo, he will show you the impressive wine sellar where they store the first wines made by every generation. They almost exclusively produce wines made from grapes that are unique to the region.
From their winery we have two different wines in house:
– Piemonte Cortese, 100% Cortese
– Armonia Rosa, 100% barbera rosé
– Barbera D’Asti,
100% Barbera DOCG
Tenuta Foresto is hidden in the hills on the other side of the regional town of Nizza Monferato. Born in Veneto and with a love for the barbera grape, Francesco has been making biodynamic natural wines since 2014.
From Tenuta Foresto we have three different wines:
– La Ideale, Barbera d’asti
– Favonio, a dry Moscato Bianco
– La Comédie, Barbera rosé
Poderi Rosso Giovanni is a winery run bij Lionello with its cellars in the center of Agliano Terme. Lionello is a true master of the Barbera and his red wines are arguably the best in the region. Moreover he is a really nice guy and very involved in the city council so when you visit him he can tell you exactly what else is happening in the area.
From Lionello we have three different red wines:
– Cascina Perno, Barbera (blend of steel and wood aged)
– Clarinet, Barbera (wood aged)
– Infine, blend of Barbera and Cabernet Sauvignon
If you look down the hill from the pool, the next hill you see is covered with the vines of Villa Terlina. Villa Terlina is a biodynamic winery run by Dr. Paolo Alliata. Some of the grapevines of over 110 years old, and he is by other winemakers widely appreciated for his knowledge and expertise.
From Paolo we have three different wines:
– Pietre di Luna, a blend of Barbera and Merlot.
– Gradale, Barbera d’Asti
– Piediferro, Nebiolo
In about an hour driving from the house you will find Valli Unite, a 100 hectares cooperative farm established in the ’70’s and from the beginning commited to sustaineble and organic method. A lovely place to visit, to have lunch or diner made from their own pruducts.
From Valli Unite we have two wines:
– Il Rosé and the Beast, Barbera rosé
– Il Brut and the Beast, Cortese
In Italy there is a large scene of Cantina Sociale. These are cooperative wineries where independent farmers bring their grapes to produce wines collectively. These cantina’s usually have a wide range wines and grapes and are very competitive in their prices.
From them we have one wine:
– Alta Langa docg, blend of Pinot Noir and Chardonnay, the champaign known to be the champagne of region (methodo classico)