Ceste Franco Azienda Agricola

Corso Alfieri 1, 12040 Govone (CN)
Telephone +39 0173 58635
Fax +39 0173 58635

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ProWein 2018 hall map (Hall 15): stand A41

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Exhibitor Categories

  • 02  Exporter


  • 02  Exporter
  • 02.01  Europe


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


GRAPE VARIETY: 100 % Barbera with Guyot training system.
AGING:  Stainless steel casks.
HARVEST: by hand, end of October.
APPEARANCE: intense ruby red with shiny reflections.
AROMA:  intense, characteristic, flowery, with hints of rose.
PALATE: full-bodied, fruity with smooth, pleasant acidity.

The Barbera d’Alba grown on the Govone hillside is a strong, decisive wine.
Barbera has been grown on this land since time immemorial and it produces top quality wine that brings both prestige and great satisfactions .
Thanks to its easy combination with numerous dishes, this wine has won over the taste buds of many wine lovers. 
It 's the classical wine for every meal and it can be accompanied with a slice salami, a tagliatelle dish or a roast beef.

It goes well with matured cheeses.

Serve at 18-20°C.

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Product category: Piemont

TUBLEU Langhe Rosso d.o.c.

GRAPE VARIETY: Merlot 50%, Cabernet Sauvignon 45% and Barbera 5%. Guyot training system.
AGING:  40/50 hl oak casks for 12 months.
HARVEST: by hand, first ten days of October.
APPEARANCE: pale red with ruby reflections.
AROMA:  hints of sweet pepper, fresh hay and grass.  The aroma reminds us of flowery meadows and the rose
PALATE: very smooth, almost velvety. Intense, full-bodied.  It has a well-balanced acidity with alcoholic content.

It is a wine with a strong international character.  Its name in local dialect describes the soil where this vine is planted which is a tuff with bluish veins. The vine was studied from its origins with two grape varieties not commonly found in Piedmont: Merlot and Cabernet Sauvignon which have proven to produce outstanding wines on our hillsides. These are produced with a small percentage of Barbera grape that adds a local touch. It favours a long aging process and is well suited for consumption with tasty or smoked meat dishes and very mature, blue-veined cheese.

Serve at 18 - 20 °C. Uncork 2 hours before.

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Product category: Piemont


GRAPE VARIETY: 100% Arneis with Guyot training system.
AGING: Stainless steel casks.
HARVEST: by hand, mid September.
APPEARANCE: Gentle yellow with greenish reflections.
AROMA:  dominated by flowery aromas, dry herbs, honey and banana.
PALATE: fruity, smooth, full-bodied and persistent.  Pleasant hint of citrus fruits.  Slightly bitter if very young.

The Arneis wine grows on the hillside to the left of the Tanaro River and nowadays is the most commonly found vine on the Roero hills.  It produces small compact bunches that reach their maximum potential in the sandy, calcareous soil especially in very dry years. The grape is only picked in the coolest hours of the morning and is treated with great delicacy and then fermented under controlled temperatures. A dominant characteristic of the Roero Arneis is its refinement and elegance together with its fresh taste.  It is the perfect aperitif with seafood and sea fish.

Serve at 8-10°C.

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About us

Company details

Once Franco Ceste had finished his studies in the ‘60s at the Professional Institute in Alessandria, he went to work with his father Guido, as a wine producer.  Guido was one of the best-known wine producers in the area.  In the space of a few years, the young Franco purchased numerous pieces of land and planted vines that are still the essence of his production today. Committed, constant and devoted, he dedicated himself to production at a time when distance was still a barrier and a hindrance to communication growth.  

He started off by expanding his horizons and firstly promoted his wines throughout Piedmont, then further afield until he expanded abroad.  

From the early 90s onwards, he established the foundations for an export business, expanding his grape varieties by introducing non autochthonous varieties, experimenting with grafting and late harvests, right up to the present day with a production loyal to the oldest of local traditions.  Those tasting wines from the Ceste Winery will be surprised by the magnificence and sumptuousness of the Barbera d’Alba.  The historical “cru” is the “Sposabella”. Picked when it is in an advanced stage of maturing, gently pressed and bottled while still young just as tradition requires: subtle, elegant, rose petal scented and exceptionally gentle to the palate. 

The tasting emotions do not stop here and like a continuous change, they increase as you taste these great reds, fruit of a scrupulous selection of grapes from the vine, a knowledgeable fermentation and a slow maturing in oak casks.

You will only taste the best of Barolo, Barbaresco, Roero, Nebbiola d’Alba, Bonarda, Dolcetto and Grignolino at the Ceste Winery; since 2001 this list has also included the “Tubleu” Langhe Rosso, the result of a clever combination of Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon and Barbera grapes grown and produced directly by the winery. The same dedication is given to the production of whites, especially the Arneis. Another of the Ceste Winery’s works of art is the “Gemma di Sole” Passito wine, a sweet combination of the Arneis and Moscato grapes.  Respect for tradition but with an eye to the future, especially the tastes of young tasters visiting the Ceste Winery.

Lovers of cuisine and fine wine come to Govone from all over the world.  Every visitor to the Ceste Winery is welcomed with courtesy, professionalism and a fine glass of wine. 

Not far from the winery, at the top of the hillside stands the Govone Castle built in 989 A.D. and nowadays a Residence of the Royal House of Savoy that Unesco has included as part of its World Artistic Heritage. 

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