The Donne del Vino
Mariuccia is a Donna del Vino. For many years she was the Association’s regional delegate.
Le Donne del Vino is a national association set up in 1988 and it has about700 members, 109 of whom are part of the Piedmontese delegation; winegrowers, cooks, sommeliers, wine store owners and journalists. All business women and spokeswomen for a territory.
Wine and Health
Cascina Castlèt adheres to the European project Wine in Moderation, in compliance with the estate’s philosophy according to which wine can be appreciated only if consumed in moderation. The recommended daily limit is two glasses for women and three for men. A moderate consumption of wine provides numerous health benefits.
Chris Bangle’s Benches
There are three, all painted in the colour of Barbera Passum: the Big Benches designed by Chris Bangle arrived in Costigliole d’Asti thanks to Cascina Castlèt, which financed them to celebrate 40 harvests of Passum. The “outsize” benches are positioned in our panoramic vineyards and are available to all visitors. We liked the idea: the change of perspective given by the dimensions of the bench makes whoever sits on it feel like a child, capable of wondering at the beauty of the landscape, seeing it with new eyes. In that same way, we fell in love with the concept of a collective experience that everyone can share and try out, by coming to our hills.
Confraternity of San Gerolamo
The Confraternity of San Gerolamo is a cultural association that was set up in 1997, with the aim of working on the recovery, defence and knowledge of the cultural and artistic heritage of Costigliole d’Asti and the surrounding area. The association has also curated the creation of the Museum of Religious Art. Cascina Castlèt adopted and funded the restoration of a large altarpiece portraying a Madonna with child and Santa Caterina d’Alessandria, protector of studies. It was painted at the end of the 17th century by the artist Giovanni Carlo Aliberti. It was originally the altarpiece of the private chapel of the Borio family.