About Winery and Wines
Pietro Cassina runs, together with his wife and children, a small wine estate of about 7 hectares in Lessona, Alto Piemonte, whose vineyards have belonged to his family for several generations. To sum up their philosophy, Pietro Cassina and his family are committed to always offering better quality, crafting fine wines, always elegant and suitable for both great celebrations and for everyday life.
Their winery is located in Lessona, a small town in the northeast of Piedmont surrounded by hills and mountains, not far from Turin.
The wine estate of Pietro Cassina covers an area of about 7 hectares of vineyards surrounded by woods that create a particular microclimate for the cultivation of Nebbiolo. The Lessona area is one of the few areas in Italy and in the world where Nebbiolo finds its ideal environment.
Pietro Cassina's mission is to operate to the best respecting traditions and transferring, as much as possible, the nature and the identity of his territory from the vineyard to the bottle. The winery ages their wines mainly in large oval Swiss and Austrian oak barrels (mostly Stockinger), very hard woods that do not release intense scents and aromas (such as Vanilla, typical of other oaks), allowing the wine a right macro-oxygenation and to be the real leading actor. Although it is a small winery, Pietro Cassina divides the various "grand crus" as the French often do. They produce about ten labels for only 7 hectares and three cultivated varieties: Nebbiolo, Vespolina, and Erbaluce.