A LAND RICH IN RESOURCES
For more than three generations, the Tacchino family has produced superb, fresh and vibrant wines in Castelletto d’Orba in Monferrato, Piedmont. This is ideal wine country, as the hills provide a natural amphitheatre which protects the vineyards from the northerly winds. Tacchino’s vines are spread over 25 hectares, about half of which benefit from a south/southeasterly aspect. Great care is taken to restrict yields.
Today, brother and sister duo Alessio and Romina run the Tacchino estate, blending a respect for tradition with modern winemaking methods and a rigorous attention to detail to produce a range of wines of outstanding elegance and purity. Paying homage to the experience of their ancestors, Romina and Alessio are continuing the work of their beloved grandfather, Carletto, while projecting, at the same time, their family’s dreams for the future.
Hand harvested in small boxes and aged in stainless steel tanks at Tacchino winery, the result is a wine of depth yet delicacy with perfume and red fruit aromas. This is an intensely concentrated Barbera, with beautiful spice on the palate.
First year of production
Barbera del Monferrato from the Comune di Lerma and Castelletto d’Orba
Prevalent from the South-West
Guyot, 5000 plants per hectare
Whole ripened; hand-picked in 20 kg crates
Temperature controlled at 28° centigrade in stainless steel tanks
Developed in stainless steel tanks
Aged in Tonneaux 500 liters for a variable period depending on the vintage
Alcohol by Volume