Cascina del Monastero di Grasso Giuseppe

Fraz. Annunziata, 112/A, Cascina Luciani , 12064 La Morra
Italy

Telephone +39 0173 509245
Fax +39 0173 509245
info@cascinadelmonastero.it

Trade fair hall

  • Hall 15 / A41
 Interactive Plan

Hall map

ProWein 2017 hall map (Hall 15): stand A41

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

Dolcetto d´Alba Superiore

The Dolcetto Superiore is grown in Roddino, a village in the Langa. The subsurface of the soil here was formed in the "Langhiana" age, and it is made up of bluish-grey clayey marl, often interspersed with yellowish-grey sand and sandstone. The top surface contains a fair amount of organic substance, and has good cation exchange capacity. The grapes grown on this soil are tiny, round and black, containing dense, juicy, almost honey-like pulp.
The wine is vinified in small oak barrels, where it stays for almost a year before maturing in the bottle, sometimes for several years. This provides the touch of breeding and elegance that makes it look similar to Piedmont's great red ageing wines, and means that it will keep for several years without losing its original tasting qualities. The result is well worth waiting for, with very intense purplish ruby hues and a long nose of fresh fruit and raspberries.
On entry the taste is round and well-balanced, with just the right crispness and dryness followed by the slightest hint of tart and tannic sensations. Smooth and elegant, this is the soft red par excellence: an extremely versatile wine that goes well with both hot starters, and first and main courses.

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Product category: Piemont

Barbera d’Alba Tradizionale

The lovely bright ruby red with orange hues that fills the glass immediately conveys a powerful, warm feeling. And Barbera is indeed quite happy to make an appearance on richly-laden tables at banquets and receptions, though it has a long-established reputation as a straightforward, genuine country-style wine. It has little to envy its more celebrated companions in terms of aroma either: a nose of fresh roses opens onto classic woodland scents, ranging from redcurrants to strawberries.
On the palate the first sensation is that of the rich acidity which makes it a robust, full-bodied wine. But it is also blessed with great balance, thanks to the fruit that emerges little by little and evolves with the passing of the years into spicy overtones.
Recommended with richly-seasoned rice and pasta, as well as strongly-flavoured sauces and dishes, it is also well worth discovering with starters based on milder cheeses.

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Product category: Piemont

Barbera "Parroco"

The "Parroco" Barbera is grown on a vineyard that lies between Bricco Luciani and Conca Annunziata. The fermentation lasts 6-10 days, extracting a good deal of colour and the right tannic balance to withstand ageing in wood.
Unlike the traditional-style Barbera, this wine is only aged in barriques*, making it softer and less aggressive. During this period in wood lasting 18 to 24 months the wine is racked every 4 months.
Deep ruby red with slight garnet hues, it has an expansive nose hinting at underbrush, and a rounded palate with a very elegant, long, soft finish.
This means it will give any meal great balance, pairing well as it does with a wider variety of foods ranging from typical Piedmontese antipasti and risottos through to red meats.

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About us

Company details

The story of "Cascina del Monastero" began in 1926 when Alessio Grasso, a wine producer from Treiso, became the owner of Cascina Luciani and the vineyards surrounding the farmhouse.

Located in an outlying district of the village of La Morra called Annunziata, the farm had belonged to the Benedictine convent of Mercenasco, and been run for 300 years by monks from St. Peter’s monastery in Savigliano.

Since the days of Alessio Grasso,without changing its original spirit the winery has been improved and extended, adapting the facilities to the demands of an agricultural enterprise at the forefront of fine wine production.

Over the years Giuseppe has worked hard to expand the old farm, equipping it with a new winery fitted out with the latest in winemaking machinery.

On visiting the cellar though, it soon becomes apparent that Giuseppe has not forgotten the hardships his ancestors had to endure in this pursuit of new technology. In fact a corner is given over to a small museum displaying equipment used in the past to work the land, reminding visitors of how hard it was in those days to get the vines to yield up the precious nectar which is now appreciated throughout the world.

A worthy heir to the founder has been found in Alessio’s grandson Giuseppe, who runs the business today with his wife Velda, and they are ready one day to pass the helm on to their children Loris and Giada, the latest in the line of a family devoted to the hills of the Langa.

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