Cascina Tavijn Toc
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.
Toc is Slarina from a young vineyard planted over clay at altitude in Pinerolo. The vineyard, farmed by a friend of Nadia’s, is planted with ten different varieties, as well as plenty of fruit trees. The grapes were destemmed and fermented for two months on skins before a short rest in vat, making for a pretty, perfumed wine that pairs delicate flavours of plum, alpine flowers and a gentle spice.