Cantina Castelgherlone di Tosello Luca
This small agricultural enterprise’s origins are noble.
It was the lands annexed to the manor of Giorgio Busca (famous architect and mayor of Alba (1818-1877)) that gave forth, and christened, the wines of Luca Tosello. A direct descendant of Busca, the young producer started his own winemaking business in 2006, using a part of the vines that historically provide grapes to Pio Cesare for the Castelgherlone wines. This is certainly a guarantee of quality. Luca is one of the few to make the Alba DOC blend, in his case comprised of 70% Nebbiolo.
Cascina Castelgherlone was built in 1860, on the ruins of a medieval manor by Luca’s great-great-grandfather, Giorgio Busca, who used it as a vacation house. Its tower, a lookout point for partisans during the Italian resistance movement, was described by Beppe Fenoglio in The 23 Days of the City of Alba. Among the works of Busca, mayor of Alba from 1854 to 1865, we may also recall Alba’s Teatro Sociale (theatre) today named after him, the renovation of the façade of Palazzo Mermet (now Prandi), Palazzo Porro (also known as Palazzo Calissano), the G. Govone classical public high school and the façade of Seminario Maggiore.
Luca Tosello, agronomist and sommelier, manages the small company by himself.
Cascina Castelgherlone is worth a visit for it facilities alone and to have a look around the winery, which used to be a barn but has recently been renovated. The host will welcome you in, with his small high-quality production.
Dolcetto d’Alba DOC
Barbera d’Alba DOC
Nebbiolo d’Alba DOC
Langhe DOC Merlot
Langhe DOC Sauvignon Blanc
Strada Castelgherlone 38
Tel. +39 0173 280014
Cell. +39 333 3489545
Parking lot across from the winery
Wine sold on-site
Typical restaurants nearby
Guided tour of the winery
Free wine tasting
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