“The land is not ours, we are only passing through, we are pilgrims”. This biblical sentence contains the philosophy of the Garrone family which, for over a hundred years, has been taking care of the vine and the territory between the municipalities of Grana, Montemagno and Castagnole Monferrato.
Today Dante and Marco Garrone, together with his wife Cinzia, and even before his grandfather and father, focus on the role of man and the winegrower who is an accomplice and ally of nature. The land, in fact, according to the two brothers, cannot and must not be exploited. The result is a wine that is the expression of sustainable agriculture, without chemicals or herbicides.
Vini Garrone was among the first companies to invest in the Ruchè grape in the Grana area, an act of trust in a grape that is sometimes mysterious but capable of offering unique bouquets and aromas.
Even today, in Grana, there is one of those vineyards planted by the family in the second half of the twentieth century. In the map of the company, a plot of land in Castagnole Monferrato could not be missing, the municipality which, par excellence, is the ambassador of Ruchè to which Montemagno was then added in a second moment.
The wines of the Garrone family, not only Ruchè but, among others, also Freisa d’Asti DOC, Barbera d’Asti DOCG, Barbera d’Asti DOCG Superiore, Grignolino d’Asti DOC, bring with them attention to the land, the commitment to preserve the hydrogeological conditions of the soil and the solidity of a family that believes in a territory.
The refinement is still carried out in the historic cellar which today also houses a small museum: tools, bottles and traditions of a history that cannot be forgotten.
The vinification and subsequent activities take place in a more modern facility, between the past and the necessary technological evolution. A journey that began when Evasio Garrone, Dante’s and Marco’s grandfather, told about Monferrato wine between Piedmont, Valle and Aosta and Lombardy and continued by those who still stand firmly anchored in his land today.