Cascina San Lorenzo
Cascina San Lorenzo is a project involving Enrico Rivetto, Alessio Povero and Charles Lazzara (President of Volio). The line was created in honor of Charles Lazzara’s first child, Lorenzo, born in 2014. Coincidentally, San Lorenzo is also the name of the patron Saint of Alba, a famous winemaking region where both Enrico and Alessio have wineries of high regard. The idea behind this line of wines is to offer extremely high-quality varietal wines from the North of Italy at exceptional pricing using estate grown grapes on young vines between the two estates.
When Enrico Rivetto stopped offering his Barbera d'Alba "Nemes" and Moscato d'Asti "Vittoria" I asked him how we could replace the wines. He said he wouldn't have the grape production necessary to sustain the demand, but he and Alessio Povero could put together some blends with me each year if I were interested in a collaborative label. My son Lorenzo was born in 2014, and our first wine was bottled that same Spring. It was only fitting that Cascina San Lorenzo bear the name of our new baby.