Bricco Carlina La Riserva del Fondatore
WHY WE LOVE IT
- Estate-grown Favorita, with the vineyards located in Grinzane Cavour.
- The sulphites are extremely low (on average, this wine contains no sulfites added).
- This organically-grown vineyard sits at an elevation of 250m, with south-east exposure, on clayey-calcareous soils.
Varietal Composition: 100% Favorita
Elaboration: All hand harvested. Crushing and de-stemming, pre-fermentative maceration for 12 hours at 5°C, spontaneous fermentation with the skins for approx. 12 days at a controlled temperature (15°C) until the end of alcoholic fermentation. Racking through hand wine press machine. Then the maturation goes on in stainless steel with weekly batonage, and 1 year in bottle before release.
Tasting Notes: Deep yellow with gold and orange highlights. fragrant and delicate, softly aromatic, with mountain flowers notes, multi-flower honey scents with a balsamic grain.
The sibling duo of Camilla and Francesco Scavino founded this small winery in 2014 at the foot of the medieval castle that towers over the village of Grinzane Cavour.
The name “Bricco Carlina” is a reference to the farm of their grandmother where the family would celebrate and party, which is also the place where Camilla and Francesco began experimenting with winemaking as teenagers.
Vineyards are scattered between the hills of the Langhe and Monferrato, and farming is organic. Bricco Carlina’s releases are progressive examples of Piedmont’s landscape – Deeply colored, opulent wines with tremendous purity and sense of place.