Fasoglio

Region: Northern Asti region, Piemonte, Italy.

The Fasoglio family winery was founded in 1923 and they have been making wine for more than five generations.  Three generations are currently involved in the daily operation of the winery. Their philosophy is to combine old artisanal mastery with a search for quality.  They are keeping alive the long wine making tradition of this area which is less famous than other parts of Piemonte but nonetheless equally interesting.

Their focus is on emphasizing the local grape varietals, primarily Barbera, Freisa, Malvasia di Schierano, Bonarda Piemontese, Dolcetto, Nebbiolo, Sauvignon Blanc, Arneis and Moscato.  Their oldest Barbera plot dates back to 1955.  Fasoglio follows integrated viticulture with minimal use of pesticides and partial “inerbimento” and all their grapes are hand-picked.

Fasoglio grows grapes on a soil called “terre bianche” white earth, a mix of clay, tuff, lime and stones which produces red wines with more body and color.  The results of this particular terroir can be experienced in the Barbera Braia and Freisa they produce.

Accolades

The 2016 Sauvignon Blanc Bricco del Priore won at the Douja d’Or competition in Asti.  The Barbera d’Asti Braia was chosen by renowned wine professor and writer Ian D’Agata for is Indigena Masterclass held in Brussels in 2018.

Wines from this producer:

2017 Barbera d’Asti DOCG “Braia”

2018 Freisa d’Asti DOC “Eclissi”

2018 Malvasia di Castelnuovo Don Bosco “Chiela”

2018 Sauvignon Blanc DOC “Bricco del Priore”