2018 Cascina Tavijn Bianca
First things first. It’s pronounced ‘Casheena T’Varn’. It’s an easy one to mispronounce. It’s the project of Nadia Verrua, a young lady who is considered to be a bit of a wine bandit in her native town of Monferrato. She doesn’t do things the way the others do.
The 2018 Bianca is a blend of Moscato, Cortese and Chardonnay. Some years it’s a bit bubbly but not this year. It’s cloudy and perceptibly orange due to a four-day skin maceration. Flavours veer into the territory of lemon, lime, florals, hazelnuts, minerality, spice.
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2018 Cascina Tavijn Bianca
What is natural wine?
The philosophy of natural wine is one of minimal-intervention, from vineyard to cellar. Natural wines are made using quality grapes, generally grown using organic and biodynamic practices, however vineyards may not always be certified as such due to the restrictive nature of these certification systems. Natural wines in most cases won't be filtered or fined, processes which generally involve the use of animal products.
Are your wines vegan friendly?
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