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About Winery and Wines
Calosso, with its extensive vineyards, is a small village in southern Piedmont, on the last hills of Monferrato, on the edge of the Langhe. A bit of sand, some layers of marl and a good dose of limestone characterise the soil of this land. Unique in its kind, year after year, quietly working to produce wines of excellent quality. At the top of San Siro hill, surrounded by its vineyards, you will find the Scagliola Estate.
For four generations, the Scagliola family has been dedicated to the cultivation of its vineyards using healthy, careful and clean vine-growing techniques, in full respect of nature and the biological balance of the vines, with low yields per hectare.
The phytosanitary treatments are inspired by the principles of integrated defence. Research in the field, along with meteorological data processed with the help of specialised wine technicians, make it possible to reduce the necessary interventions to a minimum. The use of fertilization is minimal and based only on the reintegration of consumption.
We try to keep the grape yield under control right from the beginning of the vegetation cycle.
In winter, when pruning, only a single fruiting cane, with a few buds, is left on the vine together with a renewal spur. In spring, the shoots are usually trimmed three times and some of the leaves near the bunches of grapes are removed to prevent mould attacks. During the summer, excess bunches are eliminated.
This practice, called "green harvest", is performed to reduce the quantity of grapes produced and maximise quality with greater results in the cellar. The skilful work in the vineyards, the rational use of technology in the cellar and the careful selection of grapes and musts produce a limited number of bottles, which express all the great potentialities of this region's wines, aimed at true connoisseurs.
The estate extends over 35 hectares of vineyards at an altitude of 350/400 m above sea level. From these vines, alongside the classics Moscato and Barbera, The Scagliola family produces Dolcetto, Cortese, Chardonnay, Grignolino, Monferrato Rosso, Brachetto and Pinot Nero, in limited quantities.