Cascina Tavijn Bianca
Grapes: Chardonnay, Cortese, Moscato
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. The wines are fermented with wild yeasts and raised in a mixture of big old botti, fibreglass and cement.
Cortese and Chardonnay from vines just beneath Nadia’s home, blended with a little Moscato from her friend Ezio Cerruti. The grapes were destemmed and spent a week on skins before nine months of rest in vat. The result is a simple, soulful maceration wine that offers stone fruits, citrus and spice.