The Fontanino

The Fontanino vineyard is planted exclusively with Moscato Bianco.

The name comes from the location of the plot close to a natural spring.

The soil is clay, with a subsoil formed roughly 18 million years ago, characterized by alternating layers of sandstone and marl. This vineyard is located at an altitude ranging from 250-400 metres above sea level. Its south-easterly exposure benefits from the southwest wind which blows up from Savona to the Bormida Valley.
These elements make the wine very aromatic, giving it great freshness and complexity.

The vineyard is situated on the northern side of the hill of Cassinasco. The vines are grown in rows using the Guyot training system, with a planting arrangement of 2.40 X 0.80 metres. The soils are tended with machines and manual labour. No herbicides or irrigation systems are used.

As with all the grapes of Cascina Pastori, the Moscato grown in the Fontanino vineyard is picked by hand; the grapes are placed in large, shallow wooden crates to ensure that the grapes are positioned separately while they wither in a special area of our winery.