With a passion for fine wine, Raffaella Rossi and her husband, Riccardo Garosci, founded Villa Remotti in 2002. When they purchased this beautiful villa in the town of Fubine Monferrato, the estate had 2 hecatars under vine, each one its own single vineyard. An archeological investigation revealed that vines had been growing on this estate for two thousand years.
Being novices to viticulture and the business of wine, Rossi hired Giorgio Caroscio, a local grower and winemaker with decades of experience in growing Barbera on this land. Caroscio is directly involved in the cellar, and has applied his artisanal expertise in transforming the estate to meet demands of their niche market of restaurants and wine shops.
The winemaking consultant is one of Italy’s most famous wine-makers, Donato Lanati, who founded nearby Enosis, “L Universita del Vino di Donao Lanati”, an innovative laboratory devoted to analysis and research of native grape varieties. Lanati’s credentials also include being a Professor of Enological technology at the University of Turin and also as consulting enologist for wine estates, universities and other wine related businesses nationally and internationally.
Location of Vineyard
Fubine offers a favorable climate for the cultivation of grapes with its layers of clay-rich soil in potable water that nourishes the vines with calcium. The hilly southwestern exposure ripens the grapes to perfection.
Villa Remotti is an artisanal, specialized producer of Barbera d’Asti. Their philosophy is simple: only the best vineyard practices, and the utmost attention to detail in winemaking, yielding wines with unique character and flavor profile. Implementing both modern and ancient techniques, each vine is sustained by a chestnut pole and at each end, colored roses are grown, a beautiful and natural method of pest control. The vines cultivated to produce these wines have an extremely low yield per hectare. The grapes are harvested using pierced baskets and the stems are eliminated in the pressing stage.