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 Gavi ‘Titouan’ 2019
The estate’s top Gavi, Titouan is named after the lead horse of the estate. The vineyard is farmed without chemicals and the only sounds are those of Henry and the horse as they tend to the healthy soils of the vines. Once harvested the wine is produced and bottled with no sulphur added, partly in stainless steel and partly in used wood. This is intensely floral and fragrant with a great core of soft fruits and warm acidity. 500 cases made