Cascina Tavijn 68
An even blend of Barbera and Ruché, destemmed and fermented together on skins for two months before being pressed off to a variety of vessels to rest for nine months. The former brings pure black and blue fruit and plenty of acidity, while the latter’s pretty aromatics make this very inviting indeed. A, charming wine with a great sense of place.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.
Cascina Tavijn 68
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?
In almost all cases yes! Generally if you see "unfiltered and unfined" this will be an assurance that no animal products have been used in the process. The fining process is where conventional winemakers will often use egg and fish products (yep pretty gross) to remove sediment from wines. The sediment is natural, healthy and adds flavour so natural wine makers almost always leave some of it in.
Are your wines chemical free?
In most cases yes, natural wines generally use grapes grown using biodynamic or organic farming methods and will have none of the over 200 additives that can be found in conventional wines, with the occasional exception of a tiny amount of sulphur. Some natural winemakers choose to add a small amount of sulphur (SO2) to ensure their wines are less volatile, while a lot of natural winemakers believe strongly against this.
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