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Vino Rosso L.FB25/2019/2 - NV

Cascina Tavijn

3.73 / 5.0

red still, dry
Vino (IT), Italy
Freisa, Barbera
390 UAH
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Cascina Tavijn Vino Rosso L.FB25/2019/2 NV


3.60 / 5.0750 ml

Bottle variation, unfortunately. This one was not as deep as others. More crazy, sauerkraut, leather, blackberry, cherry, spices, chocolate. More complex and interesting on paper than in glass. But powerful and chewing. Desperately requires food.

3.80 / 5.0750 ml

I really adore this rustic and honest blend of Freisa and Barbera. Sniffing this wine is like sniffing sweaty deer sprinkled with dark chocolate powder. With decanting this opulent animal touch transforms into leather, chocolate stays, but now with cherry and some black fruits. Powerful and ripping tannins, tasting this wine is like chewing unripe green apple. But it's balanced and delicious.

3.80 / 5.0750 ml

I liked this release so much that I decided to take few bottles of it. Freisa and Barbera blend. Aroma evolving over the evening. Initially it opens up with liquor cherry in chocolate, then acetone come in for some time, then it transforms into fresh leather with chocolate powder, then you get black fruits with leather and dark chocolate. Rustic (in the very good way), medium-bodied, easy and friendly. Great company for an evening :)

Cascina Tavijn

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Cascina Tavijn, located in the overlooked Asti province of Piemonte, Italy, is a testament to the passionate and experimental spirit of its padronina, Nadia Verrua. Despite its modest size of approximately seven hectares, the winery stands out for its ambitious and diverse wine production. Nadia's approach is deeply rooted in the region's unique varietals, primarily focusing on Barbera, Grignolino, and Ruché. These indigenous grapes, particularly Grignolino and Ruché, have gained a cultish rise in popularity, reflecting the winery's influence in reviving and celebrating local varieties.

Nadia's journey in winemaking has been marked by a progressive shift from adhering to regional DOC and DOCG labels to a more liberated approach, allowing her greater creativity and expression in her wines. This evolution is evident in her historic wines, which have been renamed in honour of her parents – 'Ottavio' for Grignolino, 'Teresa' for Ruché, and 'La Bandita' for Barbera. Her experimental nature extends to the use of other varietals like Cortese, Moscato, Slarina, and Freisa, sourced from various means, including purchased fruit and newly planted vines. Nadia's commitment to natural winemaking is also notable, with a focus on limiting the use of sulfites and embracing organic farming practices.

The playful and colourful label designs by Gianluca Cannizzo, underpinning Nadia's vibrant personality and innovative approach, further emphasize the winery's unique character. Cascina Tavijn's wines, particularly their special bottlings, showcase the rich diversity and potential of the Asti region's indigenous grapes, making them a noteworthy contributor to the Italian wine landscape.