Our Philosophy

Absolute harmony with nature and a determined desire to promote the ancient Pinot Noir grape variety.

Absolute harmony with nature and the desire to promote the ancient Pinot Noir grape variety.
These are the two ingredients that give Colombo – Cascina Pastori wines their strong identity, making them unique.

The company moves along a double track, combining almost reverential respect for tradition with a modern business strategy.

New cellar technologies are not just tools to make wines, but a way to ensure that the natural qualities of the grapes are preserved as much as possible.
Colombo Cascina Pastori - La nostra filosofia

Following meticulous renovations of the vines keeping the environment unspoiled we started making wines with character, capable of standing out. The Pinot Noir grape variety has ancient origins in Piedmont, which can be traced back to the court of the Royal House of Savoy and to Marquis Leopoldo Incisa della Rocchetta.

The teamwork between cardiologist Antonio Colombo and winemaker Riccardo Cotarella, supported by his highly specialized staff, marked the real turning point of the company, with meticulous work in the vineyards and in the cellar, immediately achieving considerable success in terms of quality and personality. The five hectares of Pinot Noir are tended with the closest possible attention, making “Apertura”. “Apertura Maxima” and “Alta Langa Spumante rosé Reserve”, which symbolize our whole philosophy.

“The presence of an intriguing grape variety like Pinot Noir – explains Cotarella – was essential to my participation in Professor Colombo’s project. “The promotion of this Pinot Noir grown in Piedmont was of immediate technical and commercial appeal. “I refused several opportunities to work with Pinot Noir” – he says – “but I’m convinced that I have found the determining factors here in Bubbio. This is why we worked closely with the winery to give this grape variety, which represents the terroir of Bubbio and Cascina Pastori, a precise identity”. Cotarella has no doubts: “We have everything it takes to make this company a real Piedmontese jewel”.