Piedmont, Italy

Cascina Tavijn

Vino Rosso 2018

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CASCINA TAVIJN
Vino Rosso 2018
Piedmont, Italy

This is everything we look for in a vino da tavola. A blend of roughly eighty percent Freisa and twenty percent Barbera from young vines planted over Asti’s soft, sandy soils. They spend two months on skins, before being pressed off to fiberglass tanks. With a wonderful balance of earth, black fruits and spice, it is the kind of honest, rustic wine we dream of finding at a trattoria in the countryside.

Barbera, Freisa


ABOUT THE PRODUCER

Nadia Verrua’s family has been making wines in the hills of Monferrato in the province of Asti for over a century.

Their ten hectares of land are farmed organically and split equally between vines bearing local grape varieties and hazelnut trees. It’s little secret that Nadia’s mum Teresa makes one of the best torta di nocciole in all of Piemonte.

Things have always been done properly here and it shows. The fruit comes from healthy vines planted on soft, sandy slopes and the resulting wines are charming, rustic and pure.

In the cantina the wines are fermented with wild yeasts and raised in a mixture of big old botti, fibreglass and cement. The idea is not to add too much, not to take away, and the resulting wines are joyful and delicious, a pleasure to drink.