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How we started

Our history begins in the early years of the last century in Nizza Monferrato, the heart of the Barbera d’Asti area. In 1935 Arturo Bersano, a rare man for intelligence and culture, went to the winery’s guidance, until then family-run.

Passion

Thanks to his work, territory and vineyard, as a soul of grapes and a guarantee of the quality of wine, they immediately become the distinctive features of the House. The motto “if you want to drink well, get yourself a vineyard”, which as a true pioneer will follow throughout his  life, will prove to be an inexhaustible source of inspiration.

The tradition continues

In over thirty years, the Massimelli and Soave families, owners of the Casa Vinicola, have consolidated an impressive reality of farms where, without forgetting the strength of the traditions, quality grapes are produced making Bersano one of the most important wineries in Piedmont.

Bersano

Bersano a Reality of Lands, Men and Tradition

How we started

Our history begins in the early years of the last century in Nizza Monferrato, the heart of the Barbera d’Asti area. In 1935 Arturo Bersano, a rare man for intelligence and culture, went to the winery’s guidance, until then family-run.

Passion

Thanks to his work, territory and vineyard, as a soul of grapes and a guarantee of the quality of wine, they immediately become the distinctive features of the House. The motto “if you want to drink well, get yourself a vineyard”, which as a true pioneer will follow throughout his  life, will prove to be an inexhaustible source of inspiration.

The tradition continues

In over thirty years, the Massimelli and Soave families, owners of the Casa Vinicola, have consolidated an impressive reality of farms where, without forgetting the strength of the traditions, quality grapes are produced making Bersano one of the most important wineries in Piedmont.

Bersano

Bersano a Reality of Lands, Men and Tradition

The philosophy

Almost a century has passed since Arturo linked the name Bersano to three great piedmontese vines: Barbera, Nebbiolo and Brachetto. Since then the winemaking techniques have been refined, the equipment ensures more and more refined controls, but the “ways” and “times” for making wine have not changed.

Bersano, a story that began in the early years of the last century.

From soft pressing of the grapes to fermentation, until maturing and refinement, each operation is performed in full respect of tradition. In the footsteps of Arturo particular attention has always been reserved for the woods for aging, a real company asset.

Our impressive cellars contain large Slavonian oak barrels, a rare and precious essence, and French oak tonneaux from Allier that, thanks to constant temperature and humidity, guarantee the wine optimal conditions for refining and aging.

The philosophy

Almost a century has passed since Arturo linked the name Bersano to three great piedmontese vines: Barbera, Nebbiolo and Brachetto. Since then the winemaking techniques have been refined, the equipment ensures more and more refined controls, but the “ways” and “times” for making wine have not changed.

Bersano, a story that began in the early years of the last century.

From soft pressing of the grapes to fermentation, until maturing and refinement, each operation is performed in full respect of tradition. In the footsteps of Arturo particular attention has always been reserved for the woods for aging, a real company asset.

Our impressive cellars contain large Slavonian oak barrels, a rare and precious essence, and French oak tonneaux from Allier that, thanks to constant temperature and humidity, guarantee the wine optimal conditions for refining and aging.

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The key dates of our history

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1907

The Bersano winery was born in Nizza Monferrato, the heart of the Barbera d'Asti area, as a family winery that sells its wines in the region.

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1912

The adventure begins in the world of wine with the acquisition of Cascina Cremosina. It is on this hill that Arturo, enchanted by the beauty of the place, matures the decision to undertake the career of winemaker and producer.

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1935

Arturo, a lawyer for family pride and winemaker by passion, moves to the cellar. With him, the Wine House takes impulse: the territory and the vineyard as the soul of the grapes and the guarantee of the quality of the wine become the distinctive Notes.

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1961

Wine and Country Museum is dedicated to the tools and agricultiral carts of rural life. Among the major Italian specialist museums, it has been included in the list of properties presented for the candidacy of Langhe, Roero and Monferrato at Unesco Heritage.

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1964

Arturo creates the brotherhood of Bagna Cauda, one of the first associations that protect piedmontese food and wines. With the establishment of the famous Premio Paisan Vignaiolo they have been awarded among the greatest men and women of Italian culture from the second post-war to the present day.

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1968

With Cascina Badarina in Serralunga d'Alba, Bersano is one of the first producers to boost the great success of Barolo in the eighties and nineties.

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1985

At the head of the House come Ugo Massimelli (left) and Biagio Soave (right), business associates and friends forever. They are the ones who consolidate the impressive reality of farms that constitutes the true corporate heritage.

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1995

The vineyards of the Asteggiana, no longer Langa and not yet Monferrato, are the great intuition of Casa Bersano.
With the purchase of the Cascina Generala, in Agliano Terme, Bersano ensures an important presence in this wine region of great interest, rising to the fore thanks to the success of its exceptional vineyards.

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2004

Last purchase in order of time the Cascina San Pietro in Castagnole Monferrato, fifty magnificent hectares with manor house and park. Selected for the cultivation of the Ruchè grapes, a vine of distant and mysterious origins, today dominant in the limelight thanks to its harmonious, velvety and characteristic taste.

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2013

Federica Massimelli and Corrado Soave, second generation to the direction of the House, consolidate the ownership of the historic Tuscan brand Granducato