Vineyards

MANAGING
THE ESSENTIAL

100 hectares of arable lands, woods and poplar groves, of which 20 are dedicated to local vines. Barbera vines of more than 80 years of age. Only our own grapes.

Hic et Nunc can count on a unique biodiversity that can be found in the world of Piedmont wine, dominated by monoculture. A type of diversity that we have decided to preserve by adopting winemaking processes particularly attentive to the landscape. Our attention to the landscape translates to an active defence of the soil and the ecosystem found in the vineyard. Grassing of the rows; agricultural practices against the compacting and washing away of soil; treatment use is limited to the bare minimum, “Well-thought out” and measured agronomic management based on the necessities of each vineyard, depending on the age, the strength of the plants, position and soil characteristics.

We manually work all of our vineyards and we process grapes that exclusively come from our lands. We apply good practices for the “thermal” control of the vineyard, a fundamental element given the state of climatic change we are currently going through. A double round in the vineyard to thin out foliage based on exposure ensures that bunches are always adequately subjected to sunlight: making sure that they don’t incur in sunburn, damages to the grapes or, worst, a halt in maturation. An agronomic management that is “well-thought out” and measured based on the results of careful assessments of each vineyard, taking attentive account of age, strength of the plants, position and soil characteristics.

 

We call it
“essential management” of the vineyard:
only what is strictly necessary,
where it is needed, when it is needed:
hic et nunc.

 

SOLINO

A vineyard planted with barbera, with vines of over 50 years of age. It enjoys a very fortunate full southern exposure that ensures sunlight from morning until sunset. Located opposite the winery, Solino yields Barbera wines with a wide aromatic range, exceptional fruitiness and structure.

BOSSOLA

A historical vineyard of the Mongetto Region planted with barbera, whose name – a moniker of «bosso» – recalls the ancient presence of a grove, cut down during the Napoleonic era in order to make room for the vine rows. The red soil, of clayey and calcareous texture, result into Barbera wines of great character, well-structured and long-lived, and excellent persistence.

BUSSONE - BRICCO

A vineyard planted with grignolino, nebbiolo and dolcetto, stretching for 5 hectares behind the winery up to the top of the Bricco where a grove can be found, at a height of 400 metres. With a good south-eastern exposure, its name is from the Piedmont term “bissa”, huge «grass snakes» that used to nestle here to enjoy the sun.

There is white soil, rich in siliceous and calcareous sandstone – the famous «pietre da cantone» – which is essential in bearing Grignolino and Nebbiolo wines that are polished, well-structured, rich in flavour and aroma. In the lower part of the vineyard, Cortese grapes are grown: these generate wines of exceptional floral bouquet when they are young, then manifesting complex hydrocarbon notes after a few years of refinement.

CA’ MILANO

Located beside the winery and planted with cortese, the Ca’ Milano vineyard takes its name from the old main farmhouse where now Hic et Nunc’s wine-resort, Ca’ dell’ebbro, stands. The slope gently wanes towards the valley and it presents a mix of white and red soils that ensure a majestic structure to the Barbera wines produced.

Ca’ Milano is the symbol of the new vision that we have for Monferrato: a “green” and mistreated vineyard that has been restored thanks to an attentive management of the vine rows. We have believed in its potential, and it has given us long-lasting wines that get better and nobler over time.

VASIO

From the name of its previous owner, Vasio is the «old vineyard» of the whole property, planted with barbera. The vines have been planted before the 1940s and they now showcase their “experience” by yielding Barbera d’Asti of higher quality, with intense and ethereal aromas, well-structured but delicate, and very persistent.

BALDEA

The vineyard is composed of several plots dedicated to barbera and cortese, but it mainly consists of dolcetto grapes. An area with a northern exposure, the soil is of red colour, rich in clay marl, cool and well-ventilated: it is suited in containing the sugar of this particular grape variety, which tends to dry out the spine if detained in excessive quantities, interrupting the maturation of the grapes. The Varina produces fine, bright and very aromatic Dolcetto.
Hic et Nunc
Località Ca’ Milano, 7
Frazione Mongetto
15049 Vignale Monferrato (AL)
info@cantina-hicetnunc.it
Tel. +39 0142 67 01 65
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CAMPAIGN FINANCE ACCORDING TO EU REGULATION NO.1308/2013
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