Case Corini

Case Corini, located in Costigliole d’Asti between Alba and Asti in Piedmont, was established in 1846 and continues today on the sixth generation. Lorenzo Corino (fifth generation) is quite a first-rate farmer. He has written over 90 scientific publications on viticulture and is the man behind “Metodo Corino”, a set of innovative agronomic processes that focus on the vitality of the earth and the health of the environment.

The vineyards are between 65 and 95 years old, primarily planted with Barbera and Nebbiolo but also local varieties. With his scientific background, Lorenzo knows how important sustainability is for a balanced ecosystem. All work has been done by hand since the 1950s, and the soil has never been ploughed. The result can be felt just by walking on the soft soil filled with organic material and by watching the flora that changes over the seasons.

In the cellar, work is done with low intervention. No additives, sulphur or technology are used that have too great an impact on the wine. Instead, spontaneous fermentation is used in large wooden barrels, and the wine is often aged for three years before bottling. Case Corini make unmanipulated and uncompromising wine, which is quite extreme for a region like Piedmont. There is something at stake, and although they may cause some controversy, the wines will for some be a very special experience that you will not find anywhere else.

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