Cascina Fornace - Piemonte

Brothers Enrico and Emanuele Cauda farm three hectares in the village of Santo Stefano Roero, Piemonte. Situated in the hilly region to the left of the Tanaro river, these steep slopes are characterized by sandy soils, rugged terrain, low summer rainfall and plenty of sun. Farming 50-60 year old vine Nebbiolo and Arneis, the brothers work entirely by hand, forgoing the use of synthetic pesticides, herbicides, or mineral fertilizers. They choose not to till to promote biodiversity, and protect their vines with biodynamic preparations. In the cellar the wine is spontaneously fermented, unfined, unfiltered, not temperature controlled, and has only minimal amounts of sulfur at bottling.