Luigi Ferrando 2016 'La Torrazza' Canavese Rosso DOC
Item Number: 12424
Sub Region: Alto Piemonte
Appellation/AVA: Canavese Rosso DOC
Estate Grown Wine: Yes
Grape(s): Nebbiolo / Barbera
Type: Wine - Red
Bottle Size: 750 ml
Alc by Vol(%): 13.5
Viticulture: Practicing Biodynamic
Case Production: 670
Producer Notes: The Ferrando wines were the very first wines Rosenthal imported to the United States back in January 1980. Luigi Ferrando has long been the leading producer of wines from the Canavese region where his family’s winemaking tradition goes back to 1900. Like many of Rosenthal's producers, he has strong ties to his local region. His attachment and commitment run deep, and have led him to collaborate with other wine growers and academics. Together, they are responsible for discovering and preserving local grape varieties and traditions that might otherwise have been lost. Luigi’s sons, Roberto and Andrea, now work with him on the estate (Roberto) and in the family’s vinoteca (Andrea) located in the heart of the city of Ivrea, the commercial hub of the Canavese region. Thus, the continuation of the Ferrando tradition has been enabled.
Winemaking Notes: Produced predominantly from Nebbiolo with roughly 30% Barbera and a touch of a local variety known as “Neretta” (the “little black”), this wine is vinified in stainless steel and bottled 12 to 15 months after harvest. As always with Nebbiolo-based wines, harvest occurs usually in the early to mid parts of October. Approximately 8000 bottles of this wine are produced annually and a major portion of the production is shipped under our care for sale in the US market.
Tasting Notes: This wine is full of wild berries (notably strawberry and raspberry), spice and a touch of warm earthiness. The tannins are delicate and fine which enables this wine to be consumed with pleasure in its youth.