Cascina Ballarin is a family-run estate, or as the Vibertis would prefer to put it, a family farm.
Since 1928, when building work began on the house, the family has been working the land and making wine in
the cellars. The vineyards are mainly located in the villages of La Morra and Monforte d’Alba, with the following
varietes being grown: Nebbiolo, Barbera, Dolcetto (and a very limited quantity of Cabernet Sauvignon).
All the grapes grown on the estate are used in making the three main red wines - Barolo, Dolcetto d’Alba and
Barbera d’Alba - as well as several crus.
LANGHE DOC ROSSO CINO
Grape-varieties: Barbera, Nebbiolo and Dolcetto
Vineyard location: La Morra
Surface area: 0.3 hectares
Vines per hectare: c. 5000
Planting distance: 2.30 x 0.90 m
Altitude: 230 metres a.s.l.
Position: facing south
Training system: Guyot
Age of vines: 20-40 years
Yield (grapes per hectare): 7500 kg
Soil: calcareous blue marl
Harvest period: end of September
Wine-making procedure: traditional in heat-controlled tanks
Maturing: 6 months in stainless steel; 6 months in the bottle
Alcohol: 12.5% by vol.
Tasting properties: bright ruby-red; very vinous, intense, fresh nose showing a range of fresh fruit and flowers;
rich, luscious taste that’s smooth and medium-bodied; excellent as an everyday wine.