Trentino Alto Adige
Friuli Venezia Giulia
THE COMPANY Clemente Guasti founded the company in 1946, continuing his family’s historic wine-making traditions. He was a real innovator in terms of production quality and as far back as the 1950’s was already beginning to select grapes from the 20 best growers in the Nizza Monferrato area, thus initiating the concept of the estate-based "cru" for Barbera, a decidedly avant-garde idea for the area back then. At present the company has four large estates of its own, with a total area of 40 hectares, of which 29 in the most favourable positions are given over to vineyards. In the centre of the town which is the recognised home of the highest quality Barberas, the spacious cellars contain large oak barrels for the ageing of up to 1200 hectolitres of wine. After the death of Clemente Guasti, his sons Andrea and Alessandro, who worked alongside him for many years, have followed his winning philosophy, never compromising on quality, and they continue to achieve important accolades nationally and internationally. THE ESTATES Climate and terrain are the most influential environmental factors on grape quality and characteristics; and while the former remains constant and uniform over a vast area, the latter can vary on a much smaller scale. Indeed the terrain found in different parts of the same area may be diverse in terms of type, composition and exposure, thus giving rise to "microclimates" which create a range of different quality products. After years of research and experience, we have located the very best areas in the hills around Nizza Monferrato, with the contribution of many different wineries. The company currently works with its own four large estates: Cascina Boschetto Vecchio: 11 hectares totally, 8 of them are used for vineyards. In the farm there is also a vinification plant for 1500 hectolitre of wine. La Cascina Fonda San Nicolao: 12 hectares totally, 9 of them are used for vineyards. The farm has a big cowshed with 60 head of piedmontese cattle used for natural animal manure of land. La Tenuta Santa Teresa: 2 hectares totally, 1,5 of them are used for vineyards. Here you can find an historical agricultural implements museum with old cars collected from Clemente Guasti. La Cascina Gessara - San Vitale: 10 hectares totally, 6 of them used for vineyards. The farm names derive from piedmontese tradition. The hight quality of earth’ fruits gives us the best wine cru.
“Find you once again in the shade of the fig tree, where the vine embraces the sky…”In 2013 Enrico Piantato, nephew of Clemente Guasti, founder of the homonymic historic winery, decided to leave the legal profession to pursue his dreams and continue the long family tradition.The fertile land of Casalotto di Mombaruzzo, the birthplace of his grandfather, together with the wonderful climatic conditions favour the cultivation of grapes and other fruits such as figs and olives.And it is precisely the memory of the fig tree, under which his grandfather Clemente used to rest, which is the source of inspiration for the birth of "Laficaia".And so the fig tree, fruit and tree, symbol of immortality and fertility, sacred to Dionysus, the God of wine, is destined to remain an emblem of life capable of uniting the earth to heaven.
FOUR GENERATIONS OF OUTSTANDING QUALITY For four generations, the Massucco family has been working directly with all aspects of their wine, cultivation and production. It is an extremely respected family tradition. Since the founding of Massucco Wines, their dedication to obtaining the finest quality grape has been their consistent unwavering standard. Massucco grapes are harvested by hand on twenty hectares of their own property. There are no GMO products used and all products are recyclable. The pristine hills of Langhe and Roero where the Massucco’s vineyards are located, have officially been included as a UNESCO world heritage asset. This recognition signifies how luxuriant this land truly is. The same land that produces some of the finest wines in Italy by Massucco.