IGT Colline Savonesi Rosso 'Bansigu'
70% Granaccia (a local biotype of Grenache), and the balance is Rossese, Barbera, Cinsault and Marselan. From south facing vineyards, near the Mediterranean, in Ortovero and Pogli. The vineyards consist of poor soil, pebbly limestone of sedimentary origin, and streaks of calcareous blue clay. Mediterranean microclimate, mitigated by the constant sea breezes. Vine age spans from 5 to 40 yrs old.
The wine is produced as a staggered field blend-- in 2015 two harvests took place, based on the level of maturity. Each harvest was cofermented, so in 2015 there were two stainless steel tanks. Maceration on the skins for six days with three daily pumpovers. Alcoholic fermentation in stainless steel at close to 24°. The wine remains in steel for 8 months, where malo is also completed. Matured in bottle for at least a month.
Bansigu means see-saw, as the children’s drawing on the label indicates. It is meant to be an easy, but assertive wine with a clear Mediterranean imprint.