We have been producing Barbaresco in Neive for four generations.
I love walking in the vineyard, at the first light of dawn, accompanied by my dogs. I feel I am in the right place. I was born while my mom was harvesting the grapes. A sign of fate.
Today I take care of the family farm’s eight-hectare vineyard. It bears my dad’s name, Pasquale Pelissero. It was he who filled the first bottle of Barbaresco Cascina Crosa in 1971 and who invested in land and vineyards over the following years.
We have been farmers and winemakers in Neive for more than a century, where one of the best examples of Nebbiolo grows: Barbaresco. Today it is up to me and my son Simone, an enologist, to look after the vineyard and the wine cellar.
From my courtyard you can hear the bells strike the hours in the bell tower of Neive. A few steps away there are the rows of our San Giuliano cru vines, a historic vineyard that brings together four generations of the Pelissero family. In the center of the rows there is a ‘ciabot’, a brick house, with the statue of Saint Giuliano that gives its name to the cru or, as we call it in Italy, ‘Menzioni Geografiche Aggiuntive‘ (MGA – the Additional Geographical Mentions). Here, in summer, I organize tastings to allow my guests to breathe the magic of these vines.
I come from a peasant family of the Langa region that has produced Barbaresco in Neive with great passion for four generations. I grew up running through the rows of vines: the scent of wine, the earth and the grapes are etched in my childhood memory.
I remember how the eyes of my father illuminated when he stood in the vineyard. He left us too early and taking over his legacy at first was not easy. It has been a demanding job that required a great deal of effort. Today, my son, Simone, and I take care of everything there is to do in Cascina Crosa. We deal with everything from the vineyard to the winery, the tasting room, our customer reception, and our foreign business relationship.
Giuseppe and Giovanni Pelissero, my grandfather, and my uncle respectively, bought the farm but the turning point came in 1971 with my dad Pasquale, when he bottled the first bottle of Barbaresco Cascina Crosa and invested in land and vineyards over the following years.
We go to trade shows, take care of the wine orders, and look after our contact with suppliers and importers. We believe that a great wine is born in the vineyard. That is why we invest a lot of time in caring for the earth in our daily work.
We only use the grapes of our own production and refine the wines and the Barbaresco in a traditional way, in large 25 / 30 hectoliter French oak barrels. Our secret ingredient is the passion for our work and for our hills.Discover our wines