Collection: Ascheri

Bra, Piemonte

Matteo is a bear of a man with great energy, integrity and humour.  His family have built a remarkable business and home in this old courtyard near the railway station in Bra.  There is now a small, stylish hotel above the rebuilt winery, the vaulted buildings that flank the road have been beautifully restored and house ‘Murivecchi’ an Osteria (restaurant) run by his sister, Maria Terresa, and her husband Paolo.  I suspect the only parts of the borgo (courtyard) that haven’t changed are the family’s own homes.

There is a distinct style to Matteo’s wines, they have purity and rarely make unreasonable demands.  The Dolcetto is never forced and Nebbiolo untouched by barrique.  Whites are fresh, and experiments are reserved for experimental wines.  Over the 30 years that we have bought Matteo’s wine we have watched things simply get better in a straightforward, understandable way.