Cavallina is Timorasso

Vine: Timorasso 100% from vines in the area of Vho, in the municipality of Tortona
Exposure and altitude: 360º, at the top of a hill at 250-300 metres above sea level
Soil characteristics: calcareous clay
Cultivation system: Guyot ( 4.000 plants per hectare)
Vine age: 15 years old
Yield per hectare: 5.000 kg/hectare
Harvest: late September - early October, harvested by hand
Vinification: the grapes are destemmed and pressed; the must remains in contact with the skins for a few days at a controlled temperature; the wine is then aged in steel
Alcohol content: 13-14°% Vol.
Colour: bright golden yellow
Nose: intense, with hints of minerals and dried fruit
Palate: intense, sapid, warm, harmonic with hints of ripe fruit and notes of minerals
Serving suggestions: ideal with the whole meal, it is perfect as an accompaniment to full-flavoured fish soups and cheese, for preference sheep’s and/or goat’s, or medium mature cow’s cheese made with whole milk.

Packs available: boxes of 6 or 12 bottles and magnum

Commento del vignaiolo
This is my third interpretation of the Timorasso vine variety. After Derthona and Pitasso, I had to make a decision on the specific nature of a new vine that was no longer very young, but nor was it old; it was therefore at an age when the plant starts to reach a perfect productive balance of soil and microclimate. For this wine, created in 2008 and suspended in 2010, in striving to find an identity that would fully appreciate its value and which was taken back up again with the 2011 harvest, I deliberately chose to leave it for a long period of time in contact with the skins, thereby highlighting the mineral hues, perhaps a little to the detriment of the floral aroma, but which make it pleasantly intense and with a very worthy impact.