Grapes: Barbera, Ruche Region: Monferrato, Italy Style: Red Method: Organic ABV: 13.5% Any added sulphites: No Filtered: No Size: 75cl
The 68 is made from an even blend of Barbera and Ruchè destemmed and fermented together on skins for two months before being pressed off to steel vats to rest for a year. The former brings beautiful black fruits and plenty of acidity, while the latter’s gorgeous aromatics make this very inviting indeed. Cascina Tavijn Red Wine is ruby red in colour. On the nose the aromas are reminiscent of red fruit, with hints of spices and undergrowth. In the mouth it is warm, soft, well-structured with lively tannins and good freshness. A rustic and authentic wine.
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. 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.