Cascina Tavijn Ruschena 2021

  • $42.00
Old vine Ruché from a tiny parcel in the village of Frassinello sporting the oldest Ruche vines in Monferrato quite near where Nadia's family farm is located. Production is tiny. Really tiny. Absolutely miniscule. The grapes are destemmed, with berries kept whole and gently pressed without breaking the skins, just enough to kick off native-yeast fermentation in vat. Fermentations go long in this cold cellar, as do macerations, which are up to 2 months. The wine ages for a year in concrete before bottling without filtration and very low sulfur. Whereas the Teresa La Grand is lifted and aromatic, the Ruschena shows the old vine density and power. For all of the concentrated berry character and blue fruit notes, there is an equal amount of salt and mineral for balance. As we said already, this one is exceptionally limited.