Azienda Agricola Maccagno Livio

Bonora, 29, 12043 Canale

Telephone +39 0173 979438
Fax +39 0173 979438

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ProWein 2017 hall map (Hall 15): stand B41

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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
  •  Piemont

Our products

Product category: Piemont

Langhe Favorita

Grape-variety: 100% Favorita.
Vineyards: some vineyards located in the "Cavallotti " district of Canale and in the village of Castellinaldo.
Harvest: only the best grapes are picked by hand between the middle and the end of September.
Winemaking process: after pressing, the aromas are protected by slow fermentation at a controlled temperature not exceeding 18°C.
Ageing: after the fermentation, the new wine stays in steel over the winter. It is bottled at the beginning of the following spring, and then matures in the cellar for a couple of months.
Colour: soft straw yellow.
Nose: fine, intense, fruity, showing floral notes of hawthorn and wild flowers. Slightly mineral undertones, with hints of hazelnut.
Taste: very fresh and long, full-bodied and tangy on the mouth with a slightly bitterish finish.
Food pairings: great as an aperitif and with fish starters, but also with pasta with vegetables, omelettes and fresh cheeses.
Bottles produced: 8,000 x 750 ml.
Average alcohol: 12,50 % Vol.

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Product category: Piemont

Giemonte Grignolino

Grape-variety: 100% Grignolino.
Vineyard: the grapes are grown on a single vineyard on the “San Michele” hill in Canale.
Harvest: the clusters of grapes are selected and picked by hand between late September and early October.
Winemaking process: the must is pumped over the skins frequently during the maceration (lasting 5/6 days), and the temperature is controlled carefully during the fermentation (20-22° C).
Ageing: after maturing in steel barrels until the beginning of the spring following the vintage, the wine is bottled and then kept in the cellar for a further 2 or 3 months.
Colour: delicate, bright cherry red, with slight orange highlights.
Nose: fine and nicely fruity, with hints of blackberries and plums; spicy black pepper begins to show through straightaway, with a light ethereal sensation.
Taste: fresh and savoury, the variety’s celebrated tannins blend nicely with a soft, warm finish.
Food pairings: excellent with vegetable and pulse soups, meat-filled pastas, and roast and stewed meats.
Bottles produced: 2,000 x 750 ml.
Average alcohol: 12.5 % Vol.

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Product category: Piemont


Grape-variety: 100% Nebbiolo.
Vineyard: an old vineyard planted more than 50 years ago, facing due south on the “San Michele” hill in Canale.
Harvest: after uncompromising thinning of the bunches at the end of the summer, the grapes are carefully selected and picked by hand in the middle of October.
Winemaking process: when the stems have been removed and the grapes have been crushed, the must macerates on the skins for around 15 days; the fermentation takes place in steel barrels, keeping the temperature below 22°C and with frequent pumping of the must over the cap.
Ageing: after the malolactic fermentation the wine matures for 12 months in small tonneaux made of French oak. Bottled at the end of the summer of the second year following the vintage, the wine continues to mature in our cellars for 12 months prior to its release.
Colour: intense, bright garnet red, with light orange nuances.
Nose: fine and ethereal, with elegant notes of sweet spices heralding an expansive, rich, fruity bouquet of raspberry and wild strawberry, jam and grenadine.
Taste: soft and full-bodied; warm and luscious on the palate, with marked tannins adding a further dimension; well-balanced and stimulating, very long, and treating the mouth to a nice touch of liquorice on the finish.
Food pairings: excellent with braised red meats, roast game and mature cheeses.
Bottles produced: 2,000 x 750 ml.
Average alcohol: 14 % Vol.

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About us

Company details

Brothers Livio and Corrado Maccagno have been running the family business and its small farm and vineyards in Canale, in the heart of the Roero, for some years now.
The grapes grown on these 10 hectares, almost all on the town’s most prestigious hill, San Michele, are picked when ripe and then immediately vinified in the old cellar, which has recently been refurbished using the traditional red brick.
Patient maturing in wood then produces only denomination of origin status wines made from the classic local varieties: the white Arneis and Favorita, and the red Nebbiolo, Barbera, Dolcetto, Grignolino and Brachetto dal grappolo lungo.
The two best-known local wines, Roero Arneis and Roero, have been proud bearers of Docg status since the 2005 vintage, and big, well-structured reds are made from the Barbera variety, including Barbera d’Alba doc and “Arcalé”, a selection produced from vines which are over 60 years old.
There is room too for fragrant, young wines produced in smaller volumes, such as the more informal, ready-drinking white Langhe Favorita, the reds Langhe Dolcetto, Langhe Nebbiolo and Piemonte Grignolino, a Rosé made from Nebbiolo grapes, and the sweet, bubbly “Birbèt”.
Rounding off the range is a classic method brut sparkling wine. An authentic expression of the Roero, it combines the fragrance of Arneis with the body of Nebbiolo.

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