Charm and mystery. It is not known for sure, but it is thought that Cascina Faletta was built in 1881. This is suggested by the original ceramic plaque which bears that date, still fixed to the entrance gate. This first element announces the precise intention of the owners, Elena Novarino and Giovanni Rosso: to preserve the traces of the past. A meticulous renovation, for example, has given new life to the original floors and ceilings. Even the items of furniture, individually selected by Elena, are vintage. Recovery, as a modus operandi, is testimony to the owners’ respect for Faletta’s soul. A location surrounded by vineyards: one document certifies that in as early as 1957 Faletta was awarded 500,000 Lire for being considered a winery of excellence. Now, like then, the journey into the world of wine continues. And every bottle is testimony to the past. Their love and deep respect for the past has not prevented the owners, Elena and Giovanni, from equipping Faletta with the most modern technologies. The crowning glory is the home automation system which manages and regulates all of the location’s devices, from the lights to the air conditioning. Elena e Giovanni continue, tenaciously and passionately, the project begun by their grandparents. It was precisely their ancestors who worked the surrounding lands from the 1920s. Indigenous and international vines now produce whites, reds and sparkling wines. Every label has its history, starting with the logo with 3 crossed rifles. This choice was the result of an extraordinary discovery: during the renovation, three rifles were found in a hidden room. They were 91 Carcano models, still loaded with 6.5 calibre ammunition, wrapped in the pages of the newspaper Uomo Qualunque (Common Man’s Front), the publication of the homonymous Movement founded by Guglielmo Giannini, dated First of January 1947. Still today, there is mystery surrounding how these weapons came to be found at Cascina. A mystery that seduces and fascinates to the point that the Pinot Nero was named 3 Fucili (3 Rifles). The Rosso di Rosso, Primo Bianco, Incontro and Braja also have on their labels a copy of the historic newspaper. The sparkling wine, the Marchesa Virginia, on the other hand, is in homage to the woman thought to be the Estate’s first owner. Then there is the Myricae white wine, named as such because the homonymous and very famous collection of poems by Giovanni Pascoli tells of life in the fields.