300,000 hectares of nature amidst rows of verdant vineyards, lush watercourses and ancient villages: this is Monferrato, a land capable of postcard views and great authenticity. We are definitely biased: Monferrini in our hearts and down to the roots, and this is our very personal tribute to a magnificent land. The thing is, there isRead more ⟶
Nutritional education in a glass
Back in the 5th century BC, Socrates said ‘if you drink in moderation and in small sips, wine will drip into your lungs like the sweetest morning dew‘ It was Miguel de Cervantes‘ who famously claimed ‘drink in moderation, too much wine holds no secrets, nor does it keep promises‘. It was during the 1600sRead more ⟶
Bag in Box: the heart of Barbera down to the last drop
Are we really sure that mistrusting the Bag in Box has anything to do with the quality of wine? What if it is instead a social and cultural heritage that is currently clashing with ecological sensibilities and modern consumption? For both still and young wines, according to research by the Unione Italiana Vini, Bag inRead more ⟶
Harvest report 2022: the surprise ending of a unique journey
From grapes to wine, from the vine to the table, from the earth to the glass, from the hands of the winegrower to those of the consumer: this is the story of the journey that sees a single bunch of grapes become a great wine. And like any self-respecting great story, last year’s harvest reservedRead more ⟶
Old vines… make good wine!
We are in the mid-1980s, and while in the rest of Italy most wine-growers are grubbing up old vines in favour of new, more productive plants that are suitable for mechanical processing, in Vinchio Vaglio winery a revolution is taking place. … But let’s take a step back. What is meant by ‘old vines’? TheRead more ⟶
Barbera is a lady who doesn’t age
The 2022 harvest was Vinchio Vaglio’s 63rd vintage. There have been hot years and cold years, dry years and years with too much rainfall, and, fortunately, there have also been balanced vintages between the seasons. For these reasons, however, each vintage is different and each wine tells its own story, even years later. We doRead more ⟶
Sustainability takes the shape of grapes
If sustainability had a shape, what would it be? For Vinchio Vaglio, it would take the shape of a bunch of grapes ripening in the sunshine among the hills of Monferrato. A triangle with three equally important vertices that relate to our pillars: Territory People Economy “Sustainability” is not an empty word to use inRead more ⟶
Climate change in the vineyard: are we at the ‘turn of the screw’?
We often forget viticulture is, first and foremost, an agricultural activity. The glass of wine we sip while sitting in a restaurant or at our own table is the result of the sweat of the winegrowers, of the people who work on the winemaking and wine ageing in the cellar, but also of the incessantRead more ⟶
Red wine in summer? Always a good idea!
Red wine in winter and white wine in summer? We have taken this false myth to heart: there is no such thing as a seasonal wine! Just adopt a few simple strategies to drink your favourite red wine with any occasion. Let’s start by clarifying a few things: White wine is not easier to digestRead more ⟶
Lighter bottles to weigh less on the environment
In recent years, there has been much talk about the distinction between light and heavy bottles. Vinchio Vaglio has always believed the quality of wine depends on the content and not the container. For this reason, the choice of the bottle must be pondered according to precise parameters that disregard trends as much as marketing.Read more ⟶