Tavijn

Nadia Verrua of Cascina Tavijn works only with Barbera, Grignolino and Ruché, the latter two being native ignominous varieties of the area that have seen a small, cultish rise in popularity in recent years, and for good reason. Grignolino is a grape that makes a pale, light red of garnet color and, when finely made, shows the characteristic amarena (bitter cherry) flavor that goes so well with lighter first courses of dried sausages and hard cheeses, like well-aged asiago. Ruché, on the other hand, produces a wine of saturated purple with plum notes and rose-petal aromas. It is made to be drunk young and, again is a perfect wine for salumi, dried meats like bressaola or dried cacciorini and hard, aged cheeses.

Nadia uses traditional techniques to produce the wines. The grapes are hand harvested and vinifed in large casks, or botti, of Slavonian oak. At the moment she does a light filtration at the insistance of her enologist and bottler, but we are hoping to convince her to forgo this in future vintages. She seems somewhat agreable on this. Her mother, on the other hand, is all for it.

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DB0315-18
Organic
Teresa Vino Rosso
2018
Ruche
COMING SOON. 100% Ruche. Named for Nadia's mother Teresa, who still works the vines full-time along with Nadia's father Ottavio (... Read More

DB0354-18
Organic
Ottavio Vino Rosso
2018
Grignolino
COMING SOON. 100% Grignolino. Tavijn's Grignolino is named Ottavio for Nadia's vigneron father who still works the vines... Read More

DB8918-16
Organic
Teresa La Grande
2016
Ruche
COMING SOON. 100% Ruche.   

DB1135-16
Organic
Bandita Barbera d'Asti (B Denominata)
2016
Barbera
100% Barbera.

DB9350-15
Organic
G Punk Grignolino Ripasso (2015) Grignolino
100% Grignolino. The starting point of G-Punk is Tavijn's basic Grignolino (named Ottavio for Nadia's vigneron father who still... Read More