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Cascina Tavijn Teresa 2018

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REGION:
Monferrato, Piedmont, Italy
GRAPES:
Ruchè
VINEYARD:
Organic
CELLAR:
Fermented with native yeasts, unfiltered & unfined, no additional sulphites

Ruchè from young vines planted over sand, silt and limestone. Destemmed grapes ferment on their skins for two months before being pressed off for nine months of rest in concrete. Named after Nadia’s mother, this heady mix of black fruits, earth and flowers offers infinite charm and will provide plenty of warmth and nourishment on cool autumn and winter days.

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.