A historic brand of Piedmontese and Italian oenology
We are Andrea and Gianpiero Scavino and in 2019 we made the tradition and production of Bel Sit Winery, a project inaugurated in 1870 in Castagnole delle Lanze, handed down for six generations and culminating in the figure of Cavalier Ezio Rivella, our own. We have been producing wine, and especially Moscato d’Asti, since 1996. With Bel Sit Winery we embrace the passion for Barbera d’Asti, a great red wine.
The Bel Sit estate, a natural amphitheatre between the Langhe and Monferrato
We believe the greatest feature of the Barbera vine is its ductility, which better expresses itself as the environment where it is grown varies. The vineyards of our farm are located on a hillside in the shape of an amphitheatre facing south-west, overlooking the Langhe from the municipality of Castagnole delle Lanze.
Even rows on soil whose colour changes according to its composition: sometimes white, then sandy, calcareous, releasing a scent to be transmitted to the grapes, sometimes dark, tainted by a clay that needs to be tamed, ready to give character and body to the wine. Perfect exposure to the sun allows our grapes to reach optimal ripeness.
Our estate also includes several hectares of Moscato and Cortese.
The winery and the philosophy of Bel Sit
The versatility of the Barbera vine means that very different products of consistently high quality find a place in our winery. A vintage Barbera d’Asti DOCG, a Barbera d’Asti Superiore DOCG aged 9 months in wood, a Barbera d’Asti Superiore DOCG aged 12 to 15 months in wood, a still rosé wine and a white wine that comes from a small vineyard of Cortese grapes. In addition, we produce an excellent Moscato d’Asti DOCG.
Winemaking requires constant attention in the vineyard as well as in the winery. We know the vines one by one and they are mostly taken care of by hand. In the winery we constantly monitor the production process, while maintaining a minimalist approach. By controlling the temperature, we accompany the natural phenomena of fermentation and preserve the qualities and characteristics of the grapes. In this way we can maintain optimal conditions and produce a wine that lives up to its name.
Our commitment to the territory
For many years now, our farm has taken part in the Adopt a row of vines in the Lanze project, promoted by the municipality of Castagnole. The initiative aims to promote Barbera wine as a quality product and to safeguard the wine-growing wealth of the territory of Castagnole delle Lanze, through involving people. Whoever participates, in fact, “adopts” a portion of a vineyard and receives 12 bottles of Barbera Lanze wine in exchange.
In the Bel Sit estate we provide several rows of vines to be adopted and we take care of the pressing and winemaking process of Barbera Lanze on behalf of all the farms in the area. If you want to learn more and are interested in participating, please visit the page of the municipality of Castagnole dedicated to the initiative.
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