Castello di Tassarolo is situated in the Gavi DOCG commune that shares its name. Massimiliana is the latest in the Spinola family line that stretches back to the 8th Century and who have owned the castle since the 14th Century. Massimiliana and Henry manage their 20 hectares of vineyard along Biodynamic principles and champion the use of heavy horses (one of which is called ‘Nicotine’) to further influence their soils’ health. The wines are organic and handmade and exemplify perfectly the high standards and respectfully natural production of the estate. The whites are all single commune Gavi DOCS and, highlighting the historical importance of the estate, the Commune is named Tassarolo after their estate.
Castello di Tassarolo Adagio 50cl
Bitter twists of Cinchona is balanced with natural fruits sweets, long-lasting flavours follow upon one another, ending with a subtly off dry aftertaste.This elegant meditation wine is perfect as an aperitif, digestive or served warm as a “cure-all”. It is an excellent accompaniment for all types of sweet dishes and ice-cream, though it shows its best qualities when enjoyed with dark chocolate and chocolate-based desserts.
100% Organic Barbera
The grapes, selected from different plots of land, are harvested from the end of September onwards. The wine remains on the skins for a period of 15 days, which helps this Barbera to develop fruit aromas and flavours and gives it a better structure. The wine then matures in Oak barrels for two years. The bark of the Cinchona Calisaya tree and Quassia wood are infused in alcohol, together with Gentian, Cardamom seeds, Juniper berries, Tonka Beans, Mace and Chamomile. The extracts thus obtained are added to the Barbera. The mix is matured in small Oak barrels for about six months until the right balance of the different components is reached. After bottling this wine can age for more than 20 years.