Cascina Tavijn Ottavio
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.
Ottavio is Grignolino from young vines planted over sand, silt and limestone. The grapes were destemmed and macerated for two months before being pressed off to vats until July. Rugged and savoury with bright red berries, exotic spice and firm, lightly bitter tannins.