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Frasca La Guaragna

Nizza, Monferrato,
Piemonte, Italy

About the producer

Nestled among the hills of Nizza Monferrato, we produce our wines with a specific passion for combining elegance and a respect for tradition. The Frasca Family's deep affection for Piemonte and its renowned wines fueled their decision to return to Italy, driven by the aspiration to craft elegant, terroir-driven wines in Nizza Monferrato. Their encounter with winemaker Matteo Gerbi ignited the spark that transformed this vision into reality. Hailing from Asti, Matteo's extensive experience in esteemed Langhe wineries provided invaluable guidance, sharing in the family's journey from its inception.

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Today, Matteo leads a dedicated team from vineyards to cellar, steadfastly pursuing the original inspiration while keeping an eye on the future. Spanning 22 hectares, the Frasca Winery encompasses vineyards across Nizza Monferrato, Agliano Terme, and Moasca, celebrated for their exquisite expressions of Barbera, Freisa, Grignolino, Riesling, and Arneis.

In the Vineyard

Organic biodynamic practices

The winery is sustainable

Total area under vine

22 Hectares

Location of vineyards

Nizza Monferrato, Agliano Terme and Moasca

Soil details

Clay and limestone with magnesium, sand and stones

In the Cellar

Yeast utilized

Naturally selected yeasts unless vintage conditions allow for spontaneous fermentation

Filtration stabilization

Natural filtration, cold stabilization

Fermentation & aging vessels

The wines undergo temperature-controlled fermentation and aging in stainless steel, followed by further aging in both steel and large French oak casks for a duration of 5-7 years in casks ranging from 28 to 42HL in size.

Additional notes

Winemaker

Matteo Gerbi

Winemaking style

Matteo's winemaking philosophy is straightforward: he embraces artisanal practices, exclusively utilizing estate-grown fruit. With a commitment to environmentally friendly vineyard management, certified through integrated agriculture practices, he opts for manual harvesting in boxes. His ultimate goal is to craft wines that are impeccably balanced and elegantly expressive.

Wines produced

Barbera d’Asti DOCG, Nizza DOCG, Nizza DOCG “La Veja” (from a single vineyard planted in 1930 ), Freisa d’Asti DOC, Grignolino d’Asti DOC, Monferrato Bianco DOC, Piemonte Riesling DOC

Total production

Depending on the vintage, 80,000-100,000 bottles

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