Cascina Castlet di Maria Borio

Strada Castelletto, 6, 14055 Costigliole d'Asti (AT)
Italy

Telephone +39 0141 966651
Fax +39 0141 961492
info@cascinacastlet.com

Trade fair hall

  • Hall 15 / B41
 Interactive Plan

Hall map

ProWein 2017 hall map (Hall 15): stand B41

Fairground map

ProWein 2017 fairground map: Hall 15

Our range of products

Product categories

  • 01  Wines (according to cultivable areas)
  • 01.01  Europe
  • 01.01.09  Italy
  • 01.01.09.13  Piemont

Our products

Product category: Piemont

Litina

My value is the value of a dowry. Litina is my name, in memory of an aunt who, when it came to striking her marriage pact, had a vineyard added to her bottom drawer. The land is worth something, it doesn’t lose value, it’s tangible. Zia Litina knew nothing about stock market quotations, GDPs and spread. But she knew that those well-tended rows of vines would produce Barbera at every harvest. Now we know it too, and Litina has stayed with us and now represents the three-C logo: C for Cascina, or farmhouse, solid and robust, built on the road with the farmyard protected behind it because that was the custom here in Piedmont: C for Castlèt, the hamlet, the toponym, the name of the place of where we were born and have our roots; C for Costigliole d’Asti, our native village, a centre of life and of memory. One has to have a village, wrote the poet Cesare Pavese, a place one can always go back to. A safe haven, the place where one’s soul is. I travel round the world and I carry with me the logo of the three Cs that intertwine like a corkscrew. And I also take with me that delicate name, Litina, the name of a woman who knew how much well-kept land is worth, how it should be loved like a man, year by year, harvest by harvest.

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Product category: Piemont

Castlèt Rosè

This is Castlèt Rosé. La vie en rose. A scent you catch with your eyes closed, but only if you know how to listen from the bottom of your heart will the music of a far-off band reach your ears. It’s a country dance with the women who scent of lavender and fleurs-de-lis, and the young men are clean-shaven and wear freshly laundered shirts. The girls on the Vespa are growing up to be women. Their looks and bows are still the same as when they were little girls, but the rose-pink is changing them. There’s a promise and there’s a hope in their still shy eyes. Pink is happiness, pink is like dawn turning to day. I’ve left the deep red of my Barbera grapes behind in the press. I’m the fruit of the soft pressing of the bunches. I spring surprises by subtraction. I have no rules and I love people who look to the future.

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Product category: Piemont

Uceline

They call me Uceline. I am the flight of a small flock of birds that set off for faraway lands after the grape harvest, or return in spring after spending the winter basking in the African sun. I leave room for the imagination and for dreams. I had been left at the bottom of the vineyards and my virtues had been forgotten. Uvalino is the name of my grape. It sounds like a pet-name, an endearment, that you’d give a child. As the sun rises, the birds peck at my ripe berries. They have never forgotten just how much I’m worth.
Hard work and research, year after year, have brought me back to splendour among the splendid. I have the remarkable strength of a volcano that is reawakening. I have the intense flavour that comes from ancient soils. Deep roots, leaves thirsty for the sun, bunches that ripen when autumn turns to winter and the mists veil the deep red of the vineyards.
I feel no pride, only the certainty of being able to conquer those who understand my history. The stories told by the elderly and their memories have helped. The ability of youngsters and their new knowledge have helped to discover that I am good for you and that I speak to the heart. I have a component, present in great quantities than in other red wines, which, in days gone by, would have been described as a magic potion. Its name is hard to remember: resveratrol, and scientists say that it “cleans” the blood.
Here I am, ready to prove it.

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About us

Company details

An estate is initially a project. And a project is a dream which gradually takes shape, first of all on paper, then on the land and finally, for us, in our wine. Our project starts from two simple ideas: respect for nature and alignment with technological progress. Simple does not, however, mean easy. There have been times when we’ve really had to push forward and others in which we’ve had to stand with our feet planted firmly on the ground; we’ve had to invest in land, technology and, above all, research. This is how we’ve created Cascina Castlèt. The grapes are grown in twenty-eight hectares of vineyards in Costigliole d’Asti.

We have concentrated on the land, our land, and on the local grape varieties: Barbera, Moscato, Uvalino and Nebbiolo, but also on Cabernet Sauvignon and Chardonnay, this last variety having been grown in Costigliole since the late 18th century, when Marquis Filippo Asinari of San Marzano planted it for the first time.
Cascina Castlèt has belonged to the Borio family for generations. I, Mariuccia, inherited it from my father in 1970. Over the years I’ve had to make brave decisions, also with regard to marketing, with bottles and labels that have been seductive, sometime provocative and very individual. A touch of creativity has always gone into the names of our wines: Passum, Policalpo, Avié, Litina, Goj, Ataj and Uceline. They all have a little secret, a story, which we invite you to try and discover.

“Those who choose a bottle of Cascina Castlèt love beautiful things, good things, things that make them dream”. It’s a matter of ethics and culture. For us, ethics and culture mean respect for the environment and for those who work with it.

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