Vino Rosso 2020
This is everything we look for in a vino da tavola. This year it is made entirely of Freisa from young vines planted over Asti’s soft, sandy soils. The grapes spent two months on skins, before being pressed off to fiberglass tanks for a year of ageing. As one might expect this is a little lighter and brighter than previous vintages, with flavours of red cherry and bitter herbs framed by some neat tannins. The kind of wine one might dream of finding at a simple trattoria in Piedmont’s countryside.
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.