Pinot Noir in Bubbio
Unique characteristics and unmistakable style for an excellent Pinot Noir
Cultivating and consequent vinification of Pinot Noir in Bubbio has a great technical appeal, representing an innovative and refreshing challenge”.
Cascina Pastori was established as a farm in 1821. As the decades went by, the cultivation of vineyards took on a leading role. The grapes were sold to local producers, according to local tradition.
Pinot Noir was the main variety cultivated at Cascina Pastori, and in the Bubbio area in general.
The town is located in the Asti Langhe, benefiting from the positive influence of the nearby Ligurian Sea. The soil and climate are ideal for Pinot Noir, because this region is a privileged enclave in which this grape variety flourishes beautifully. Thanks to temperature ranges of 10 °C between day and night, the winds that blow in from the Ligurian Sea and the limestone and clay soils, the variety is able to fully express its potential.
The Colombo Family bought Cascina Pastori in 2004, and decided to produce their own wine: “Apertura” Pinot Noir.
The challenge consisted in proving that this native Bubbio variety could become a reference of excellence in the panorama of Pinot Noir. Currently, nine hectares are dedicated to the cultivation of Pinot Noir, production leader, followed by Chardonnay and Moscato for Passito.
Thanks to the peculiarity of the terroir and to the dedication, skills and passion of the team, Bubbio’s Pinot Noir has reached a prominent position among the various Pinot Noir wines made in Italy in just a few years.
The unique features and the unmistakable style of Cascina Pastori place its Pinot Noir in a position to compete with similar wines made in areas of the world traditionally considered as excellent for Pinot Noir.
Cascina Pastori interprets this variety with different types of wine: 100% Pinot Noir gives us Pinot Noir Rosso “Apertura” and Pinot Noir Reserve “Apertura Maxima”, and “Spumante Metodo Classico vintage Pinot Noir Alta Langa DOCG rosé “Silvi” is also made of 100% Pinot Noir grapes..