Cascina Ca’ Rossa
Cascina Ca’ Rossa is located in Canale, in the heart of the Roero, once known for its fruit growing and which has now become one of the major wine production areas in Piedmont. The winery is synonymous with the untiring, generous Angelo Ferrio, whose contagious good spirits and cheerfulness infect all around him. He has built the estate’s award-winning reputation on vineyard plots that are some of the best and most distinctive in the Roero DOCG. The Mompissano vineyard, a south-facing hillside of one and a half hectares of immaculately tended Nebbiolo vines. Mulassa, a Barbera vineyard, on the same hill. Audinaggio, a 60-year-old two-hectare vineyard with sandy soil in the Valmaggiore sottozona, and in Santo Stefano a three-hectare property, Le Coste, planted with Nebbiolo and Arneis.
“When someone asks why Organic I answer: that’s the easiest thing in the world, it’s because that’s the way my grandparents farmed so many years ago. They only treated the soil with sulfur and copper and they always had a harvest. And the only fertilizer they used was manure. It’s a matter of going back in time. Sometimes I ask myself, why use chemicals when frequently they are put out on the market only to have them pulled off the market a few years later?
As I’ve said, we only use sulfur and copper and in this regard we are lucky because our vineyards have a southern exposure. We use only natural yeasts; it’s true sometimes the fermentation lags a bit but by following through we are able to obtain optimal results.
In summary – chemicals have been used as a substitute for hard work but the vineyards and mankind are alive and ultimately tied to nature. So, with thoughtful consideration we return to the simple and natural. “