The bedrock of Cascina Praié production is based on Pigato and Vermentino, Liguria’s most famous wines, but the winery also aims to revive a number of the region’s oldest but less well-known varieties, such as lumassina and barbarossa, the latter a natural rosé.
The reds are blends of grenache and rossese, although the Cervo vineyard is now growing other red grape varieties that adapt well to the Mediterranean climate.
Of the 12 hectares of property, eight are dedicated to vineyards, ranging from the youngest Cervo site, which has only recently begun producing, to the older Colla Micheri vineyards dating back to the 1970s and 1980s.
The winery is not officially certified for organic production but its cultivation and vinification protocols are based on the most stringent natural production parameters. Several wines are fermented naturally with ambient yeasts, while others use basic, strictly non-GMO, cultured yeasts.