The antique estate has belonged to the Calcagni Family for almost 200 years. Our aim is to preserve the family tradition and this unique place, respecting nature and surroundings, continuing the cultivation of vineyards, fruits and hazelnuts. All our production is sustainable.
The ancient village of Albugnano thrones on the highest relief of the Monferrato – hills, not far from the former italian capital Turin, it’s also called the Balcony of Monferrato, due to its unique view over the vineyards towards the Alps and the South. Together with the important medieval Abbey Santa Maria di Vezzolano, it lies on the antique pilgrimage routes between […]
The Montasso vineyard
Our best exposed small vineyard called Montasso lies on the antique path between Albugnano and the Vezzolano Abbey. The nebbiolo is historically cultivated in the Monferrato. As the great Piedmontese vines Barolo and Barbaresco, our wine is also made from the elegant nebbiolo grape. It’s a natural wine, growing on the typical white chalky soil, that gives it it’s personality. We do not […]
General Information about Montasso
Short Description Production Red Wine Denomination Albugnano DOC Superiore Region Monferrato Piedmont Location Albugnano (Asti) Terroir The highest hill in the Monferrato, at 560m, chalky soil, light, colour, limited rainfall, fully exposed to the south / southwest Area 5’000 m2 Grapes Nebbiolo (100%) Colour Ruby red, transparent, with slightly orange reflections Fragrance Intense, with typical […]
Saint Mary’s Abbey Vezzolano – Albugnano Piedmont’s most important Romanesque complex is to be found amongst the rolling hills and vineyards which surround Asti: this is the abbey of Vezzolano. According to a legend it was founded in 773 Charlemagne who had suffered an epileptic fit while hunting near Albugnano; when he recovered, he ordered […]
Casa Calcagni published on Corriere della Sera 2020-06-14. Read more Link