In the South East of Piedmont, in the Langhe region, on top of a hill, you find Castiglione Tinella.
With 92% of land cultivated with Moscato vines; it is one of the first Italian villages with the highest density of vineyards.
The Soria Estate has been there since the 19th century and it has a strong link with the surrounding land and the traditions handed down from father to son.
The Estate is located in Frazione San Martino, a prestigious area for Moscato grapes since the beginning of the 17th century.
The San Martinos hill presents light slopes and is rich of “white soil” (a local synonym to identify a soil with a lot of sand), which gives the grapes and hence the wine excellent perfumes characteristic of the Castilgione Tinellas Moscato dAsti.
The Estate is today composed of 40 Ha (100 acres) which spread all around the winery. They are planted with a careful selection of clones chosen among the most suitable ones able to transform all the characteristics of the soil in perfect grapes rich of acidity and aromas.
The estate was founded by Sebastiano Sorias family , Matteos great-grandfather, who learned all the techniques and secrets to produce excellent grapes, a fundamental condition to obtain a superior wine.
At the end of the 19th century the Estate was handed down to Eugenio Sorias family, Matteos grandfather, who, following his fathers wiseteaching, continued the Moscato cultivation together with other vines such as Barbera and Dolcetto and they began their first production of bulk and bottled wine.
During the first years of the 20th century, Giovanni Soria, Matteos grandfather, took the place of Eugenio and, helped by his family, he started to increase bottled wine production and to purchase new lands in San Martino.
In 1960 Giovanni, with great efforts, built a bigger winery. The bulk Moscato must quantities sold to Martini & Rossi for the production of the Asti Spumante increased and also the number of bottles.
In the 70s and Sergio, Matteos father, after his studies as an oenologist, worked with his father adopting all the latest techniques concerning vineyards and wine-making.
In 1996 the turning point: a new and bigger winery, the purchase of more technological machinery, the acquisition of new vineyards. During those years the company stopped the production of other wines becoming specialized in Moscato, also acquiring other neighbors grapes, but all strictly coming from Castiglione Tinellas hills.
In 2006, Matteo, just graduated from the prestigious oenological school of Alba, at only 21, worked with his father and grandfather.
In 2008, after another extension of the winery we became leaders in producing and bottling Moscato dAsti.
Nowadays the winery is divided between the part of must production and the one of fermentation and bottling.
Todays numbers are 35.000 Hl of must and 400.000 bottles of Moscato dAsti.
In 2014 we have started building a second winery near the historical one to divide and increase the place for the fermentation and bottling.