Why is this Wine so Yummy?
About Cascina Pugnane
Brothers Enzo and Ivo Ghisolfi resumed farming in 1998 after a period of about 40 years in which the vines had been entrusted to third parties for processing with sharecropping and lease contracts.
Azienda Agricola Cascina Pugnane dei f.lli Ghisolfi is situated on a hill where the Municipalities of Barolo, Monforte and Castiglione Falletto meet, in the heart of the Barolo area on the hill of Pugnane. Basically, the Golden Triangle of Barolo!
During the first half of the last century, under the guidance of grandfather Pietro, 5 hectares of vines were owned in the prized Bussia area and a smaller amount in the lee of Barolo Municipality. The hill of Pugnane was bought in this period, shortly before the Second World War and has been one of the properties for almost 70 years. All varieties that currently completely cover the hill were planted directly by the family. Since the time of the Romans, the hill of Pugnane has been the focus of attention because of its particularly favourable position from a geographic and environmental point of view. Historical documents attribute the name to Roman etymology (pugnare = fight) and certify the existence on such a hill of a small defence structure for the Roman army.