Luigi Ferrando 2018 'La Torrazza' Canavese Rosso DOC
Item Number: 15409
Sub Region: Alto Piemonte
Appellation/AVA: Canavese Rosso DOC
Estate Grown Wine: Yes
Grape(s): 65% Nebbiolo / 30% Barbera / 5% Neretta
Type: Wine - Red
Bottle Size: 750 ml
Viticulture: Practicing Biodynamic
Soil Type: Glacial granitic moraine
Case Production: 660
Vineyard Notes: Grapes are sourced from the Torrazza Vineyard in the town of Borgomasino. The vines are on average 35 years old, trained in Guyot and controlled through pruning, debudding, and green harvesting. Harvest is entirely manual, usually in early to mid-October.
Winemaking Notes: The La Torrazza is made predominantly from Nebbiolo with roughly 30% Barbera and a touch of a local variety known as Neretta. Following total destemming, the wine ferments with indigenous yeast in stainless steel tanks. Cuvaison lasts 15-20 days. Wine is racked off its lees following a spontaneous malolactic fermentation and remains on its fine lees until assemblage prior to bottling. The Ferrando Canavese Rosso is aged for 12-15 months in stainless steel tanks and bottled without fining.
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.
Pairing Suggestion: Quick Pasta & Chickpeas
90 Points (2017 Vintage) Vinous 4/24/2020
"The 2017 Canavese Rosso Terrazza is a very pretty introductory level wine in this range. Sweet floral and savory notes perk up a core of bright red-toned fruit in a gracious, lithe Rosso that offers tons of character and pure deliciousness in an approachable style that is impossible to resist. This is an absolutely delicious wine from Ferrando."