Naviglie (CN) The story of Cascina Baricchi began in 1979 when Giovanni Simonetta bought the estate that was to give life to the first label at the end of the 1980s. In 1996 Natale Simonetta, Giovanni's son, took over the reins of the company to which he gave a personal touch. The hills on which Cascina Baricchi stands are formed by a light-coloured soil bed, ideal for the production of high quality and ageing wines. The ideal terroir is completed by the conformation of the morphology of the hills which creates a truly unique microclimate; in particular, the vineyards face south so as to be kissed by the sun for most of the day and undergo, during the night, high temperature changes that allow us to obtain wines with elegant aromas and a perfect maturity of the tannins. The winery's approach is absolutely respectful of the environment, in fact in the vineyard we prefer to intervene as little as possible, and always in a natural way, to help the plant when it really needs it and make it grow strong; the same basic ideology in the cellar, where fermentation is spontaneous. Depending on the variety and vintage, the wines are aged in barriques and tonneaux.