The name Asili comes from Roman times and is derived from the word asylum. Asylum because the local tribes, fleeing from the Romans, had sought refuge on Asili Hill. At that time, the hill was not used for wine-growing and consisted only of mixed forest and dense undergrowth.
The landscape has of course changed completely over time and today Asili is one of the most renowned vineyards in the entire Barbaresco area. This reputation comes from the wines this Crus are characterized by their extraordinary elegance, harmony and minerality. The orientation of the vineyard, the nature of the soil and the microclimate create the best conditions for the winemaker to produce a Barbaresco wine in a class of its own. The soil on this vineyard with different layers of clay, calcareous, bluish marl and tuff and with a high proportion of copper and zinc is particularly suitable for cultivating the Nebbiolo grape variety.
The Cru Asili comprises a total of 14 hectares of vineyards and is located at 200-290m above sea level in the center of the cultivation area of the municipality of Barbaresco. The Asili vineyard has different orientations with the south / south-west only being used for the cultivation of the Nebbiolo grape variety. Ten wineries now have plots with vineyards of different sizes and layouts on this historic vineyard.
The winery Ca 'del Baio , that of Babarolo is represented, has four different parcels with a total area of 2.5 hectares in exposed south / south-westerly location. Since In the 1970s, the family produced an excellent Asili single-site wine and since 2011, with particularly good vintages, also a Asili Riserva Barbaresco . < / p>