The Albarossa 1491 Castello di Uviglie is made of 100% Albarossa grapes, sourced from Ferdinanda area. The soil to produce the Albarossa 1491 Castello di Uviglie is a mix of calcareous and clay. Once the harvest is completed the grapes are de-stemmed, and are fermented at a controlled temperature of 28-30 ° C. The wine spend 10-14 days in contact with the skins, extraction of the delestage, racking after post-fermentation maceration. Malolactic fermentation completely carried out in wood, ageing in wood for 18 months. The wine is bottled to achieve taste-olfactory balance, ageing in bottle for about 6 months.
According to some, the origin of the placename Castello di Uviglie can be linked to the Latin term “ovilia” a plural for “ovile”, sheepfold, confirming the primitive pastoral organization of the area. Others instead maintain that “Uviglie” comes from the roman patronymic “Avilius” which has left quite a few traces in the area. The name made its first appearance on a document dated November 1271 kept in the capitular archives of Casale Monferrato.
With a tradition and experience of more than five centuries, the winery owned by Simone Lupano is today a dynamic production of 120 hectares of which 25 are vineyards.
The winery has a capacity of 3,500 hl collection and is equipped with the latest technology while still using traditional methods of vinification respecting the typicality of the territory.