Vino Rosso 2019, Cascina Tavijn (Monferrato, Italy)

Vino Rosso 2019, Cascina Tavijn (Monferrato, Italy)

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Grapes: Barbera, Freisa
Region: Monferrato, Italy
Style: Red
Method: Organic 
ABV: 13.5%
Any added sulphites: No
Filtered: No
Size: 75cl

Simply delectable dark fruits, tasty tannin, and easy to drink earthiness! 

A young, simple wine, it was sold as sfuso to family and friends. The blend varies from year-to-year and this vintage is a roughly 80:20 blend of Freisa and 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 and fruit, it is the kind of honest, rustic wine you’d dream of drinking at a trattoria in the countryside, something that is sadly becoming increasingly harder to find.

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.