Cascina Tolino is in the municipalities of Treiso and Neviglie


South - South / East


Medium mixture with a rich component of mineral microelements such as magnesium, calcium, iron, phosphorus and potassium.


from 250 to 400 m


The Tolino estate (‘Tulin’ in Piedmontese) was bought in three phases: first in 1994, the second in 1999 and then in 2004.
Subsequently, from 2004 to nowadays there have been several other acquisitions such as to bring the Tulin farm be the largest corporate body. The name Tulin probably refers to someone who owned or lived on this property in the distant past: in Piedmontese dialect the word ‘Tulin’ means a small tin container and the “tulé” was the tinsmith.

The vineyard is a plot of 20 hectares (50 acres) planted with Nebbiolo (in the Cru called San Stefanetto), Barbera and a little Dolcetto. It is a single contiguous plot – not common in the Langhe – and comprises almost an entire hill, with altitude ranging from 250 to 420 meters above sea level (820 – 1,312 ft). On the property there are three old farmhouses and the main vineyard is a natural amphitheater facing south / south-east on a particularly steep slope. Geologically the land where we have our vineyards was formed in two distinct periods, with corresponding differences in the slope of the hillsides. The steeper ones like Tulin generally have harder, more compact subsoil, with a very shallow layer of topsoil that is more vulnerable to erosion. These characteristics are perfect for producing wines which are very austere, tannic, rich in structure and mineral aromas: in short, they are considered the classic soil suitable for Nebbiolo. Geographically the property straddles two municipalities: the south-eastern part is located in Neviglie, while the southern part lies within Treiso. The border between the two is not visible except through the topography of the hillside, and the pedoclimate in this vineyard is quite uniform as you move from the part in Neviglie to the part in Treiso. However, due to the regulations enshrined in the DOCG governing the production of Barbaresco, only the Nebbiolo in Treiso can become Barbaresco. For this reason the Nebbiolo planted in the portion of Tulin which is in Neviglie is used to produce our Langhe DOC Long Now.