Cellar

A modern and efficient cellar which combines technology with a respect for tradition, in order to valorise and differentiate the extraordinary heritage of Piedmont’s varietals, one of the richest in the world. Araldica views cellar activity as the natural continuation of the quality expressed by the vines, an unquestionable quality that is accessible to all.

"The excellence of a cellar is the ability to bottle whatever the vine has expressed,
as intact as possible"

The Cellar of Castel Boglione

All of the associates’ grapes, once they have been hand-picked, are immediately transferred to the cellars of Castel Boglione, where they are carefully selected and crushed while still fresh. The resulting must is left to ferment in stainless steel tanks at a controlled temperature. The ageing of the wines, according to the grape varieties and the wine-making objectives, continues in oak casks or barriques.

The original nucleus of the cellar was set up in 1954 under the name of Cantina Sociale di Castel Boglione. Between the late 60’s and the mid 80’s, concrete tanks were replaced with stainless steel tanks and oak casks. It was in this same period that the ageing cellar was built, one of the most important in Piedmont in numerical terms.

Cellar surface area 20.000 m2
Storage capacity 15.000 hl
Casks 80 hl and 150 hl
Barriques over 500

Barbera d’Asti specialists

Araldica is specialized in Barbera d’Asti, with which it has a close historical and traditional bond. This noble and generous varietal is pampered with special attention to develop its enormous potential. Barbera grapes are aged in wood to obtain Barbera d'Asti and Barbera d’Asti Superiore, in Slavonian oak casks and French oak barriques from at least six months to a maximum period of eighteen months, according to the type of wine and blend.


Aged with character

Araldica uses medium-large capacity casks and barriques to obtain fruity wines whose grape varieties express an extremely distinct character. The wood notes are integrated with the natural ageing of the wine without ever predominating. Araldica uses casks made from Slavonian wood, characterized by a subtle substance transfer, and French oak, which is spicier. The barriques come from the French forests of Vosges in North East France and are used for about 5/6 years.