WELCOME TO THE PICO MACCARIO WINERY
The Pico Maccario Winery was founded in 1997 in Mombaruzzo, Piedmont with 70 hectares of vineyards in one piece of property in the heart of the Barbera d’Asti DOCG appellation. From the beginning, brothers Pico and Vitaliano Maccario have chosen modern methods to manage their vineyards and produce wine, due in equal parts to their personal taste and young age of their winery. The rose has always been a symbol of the winery. 4500 rose plants of the same cloned variety have the duel function of marking the start of each vineyard row, and – a traditional use – of signaling vine-threatening diseases before they get the chance to do damage. The presence of these thousands of rosebushes creates a beautiful walking experience between the rows of Pico Maccario.
Pico Maccario’s vineyards have been planted with 60 hectares of Barbera, 4 hectares of Merlot, 2 hectares each of Cabernet Sauvignon, Chardonnay, and Sauvignon Blanc, and a total of 2 hectares for Freisa and Favorita together. In the high hills of Mombaruzzo, the clayey and medium-textured soil creates a variety of wines that are balanced and feature a modern, versatile style. Pico Maccario strives to respect the natural characteristics of the grapes and vines in all the wines they produce. They are aged in stainless steel, large barrels, or barriques, always in pursuit of the highest quality and respect for the original traits of the grapes.
The Pico Maccario Winery has always dedicated a large part of their resources to technological innovation and research in the vineyard. They are strong in their conviction that innovative technology, if well-calibrated, is the principle road for obtaining the highest productive quality.
The labels that best reflect the diversity and strong ties between the Maccario brothers are Vita, Monferrato bianco DOC (100% Sauvignon Blanc) and Epico, Barbera d’Asti Superiore DOCG. These two wines are very diverse, yet perfectly complementary. Vita DOC is young, fresh, and elegant with a bouquet of flowers and exotic fruits, typical of Sauvignon Blanc; Epico DOCG, a classic, is the best and highest expression of the territory, displaying hints of vanilla and a touch of wood
The Pico Maccario Line
This line consists of three great reds (Barbera d’Asti Lavignone DOCG, Barbera d’Asti Superiore Tre Roveri DOCG, and Monferrato Rosso Cantamerli DOC) and three whites that are modern and native to the area (Moscato Dolcevita DOCG) or express the personal palate of the Maccario brothers (Estrosa Monferrato Bianco DOC, Lavignone Piemonte Rosato DOC). And finally, the latest edition to the Pico Maccario line, soon to be on the market, is Barbera d’Asti DOCG A-tipico: a surprising and lively wine that the Pico Maccario Winery is eager to share with you.
The Villa della Rosa Line
This newest line by the Pico Maccario Winery features high quality, attention to presentation, and easy availability on the market. These qualities make the two wines, a red and a white, adapted for a competent and young consumer base that is aware of the right balance between quality and price. The wines in the “Villa della Rosa” line are Barbera d’Asti DOCG and Monferrato bianco DOC, both produced exclusively with grapes from the Pico Maccario property.