Centovigne's early history dates back to 1682, when the first barrels of wine were produced in the castle of Castellengo. With this in-depth knowledge of history, the owners Danielle, Alessandro and Magda, who also fulfil the role of winemaker and viticulturist, have introduced a winemaking style with a holistic approach of targeted interventions that maintain the health of the soil with high acidity. The aim is to encourage the growth of indigenous vegetation and promote the growth of soil biodiversity.
The castle walls of Castello di Castellengo continue to welcome new generations of winemakers as a guarantee of the continuity of the quality of Nebbiolo in northern Piedmont. The history of the site has shaped the passion of the winemakers and it embraces the unique richness of the land. The ancient vines of the area grow among archaeological sites and artefacts buried in the sea sand, grey and sandy clay soil. And the castle cellars, like many others in the area, have housed wine for centuries.
The unique taste and the irresistible elegance and minerality of the wines from Centovigne and the Castellengo Castle have always been preserved and will continue to be so.
Colour: clear ruby red
Grape: 80% Nebbiolo and for the rest a mix of Vespolina, Croatina and Uva Rara
Profile: Vineyard: sea sand, gravel, marl and kaolin clay from change of Permian volcanoes with loose cover layers
Number of plants: 5,000 plants per hectare
Altitude: 250-300 metres above sea level
Harvest: manual harvesting in small boxes from the first days of October, destemming and gentle pressing, spontaneous fermentation with batonnage and 15 days maceration.
Aging: in cement tanks and oak barrels for 12 months, then a minimum of 6 months in bottle
Aroma: The aroma is immediate and fragrant: floral, iris, lavender, plum, red fruit, jam, wood and leather notes that are just beginning and delicate.
Taste: a delicious wine that fully reflects its Nebbiolo profile, nice full finish
Alcohol content: variable according to vintage 13,5
Foodpairing: excellent as an aperitif, with pasta's, pizzas, everything that represents the typical Italian kitchen. A wine that is very easy to drink, a wine to enjoy....