Stefano Ricagno Appointed President of the Asti DOCG Consortium

Stefano Ricagno, a sixth-generation winegrower, graduate of University of Turin and of Alba’s school of Oenology, as well as Director of Piemontese sparkling wine producer Cuvage, which part of the Argea portfolio.

Beginning a three-year term as president, Ricagno said: “We will work in the interest of the denominations in a framework of unity of intent to consolidate the protection, valorisation and promotion of Asti Spumante and Moscato d’Asti in Italy and around the world.”

“In the current context of uncertainty, in fact,” he continued, “I am convinced that the synergy between the different associative souls that has always characterised our denomination will be able to give concrete answers to the challenges of the markets and new consumption.”

Ricagno’s predecessor as president, Lorenzo Barbero, was voted into the role of senior vice-president. Barbero wished Ricagno success in the role and commented: “I trust I can still make an important contribution to the consorzio in a path of continuity and maximum collaboration between all parties involved.”