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Vino Bianca - 2021

Cascina Tavijn

3.90 / 5.0

white still, dry
Vino (IT), Italy
Chardonnay, Cortese, Moscatel Bianco
556 UAH, 541 UAH, 545 UAH
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Cascina Tavijn Vino Bianca 2021

Cortese and Chardonnay from vines just beneath Nadia's home blended with a little Moscato from her friend Ezio Cerruti. The grapes were destemmed and macerated for a few days (4-7 days), fermented in steel and then racked to fibreglass for nine months.


3.90 / 5.0750 ml@Wix Kyiv Office · Quest for Value

No secrets here. I love this wine. Among the best skin contact wines for this price on the Ukrainian market. It starts with funky barnyard notes that quickly transform into a beautiful bouquet of buckwheat honey, dried medicinal herbs, and candied stone fruits with a touch of VA. Well balanced and round. Delicious drink.

Wine #3 on Quest for Value event.

3.90 / 5.0750 ml@Home

It wasn't the first bottle, and definitely not the last one. After all, it's a friendly orange wine with good value. I know the sugar content is higher, but thanks to the overall balance, it doesn't bother me at all. Generous bouquet of caramel, dried apricot, honey, dried field flowers, roasted nuts and bai mudan. Well structured.

3.90 / 5.0750 ml@Wix Kyiv Office · Grapes of Piedmont

A nice and friendly orange with a charming bouquet: dried field flowers, honey, dried apricot, beeswax, roasted nuts, pressed bai mudan, and caramel. Medium body, good structure thanks to a combination of viscosity and tannin, flavourful. Not dry, but let it not scare you. An autumn wine with a good value.

Wine #1 on Grapes of Piedmont event.

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.