Bricco Carlina Langhe Bianco “Serafina”
WHY WE LOVE IT
- The vineyard for this wine was purchased by Camilla and Francesco from a woman named Serafina, who had lived on this land (Grinzane Cavour) for several decades. This woman was quite the character and taught Camilla and Francesco a lot about life, and for this, they named their Langhe Bianco after her.
- After discovering a picture of Serafina on a swing with flying red hair, they decided that this image was perfect for describing this white wine, as it is something “old” (Favorita is the historical varietal of Langhe) and something “new” which Camilla and Francesco bring to the winemaking process with modern equipment and techniques.
- This vineyard produces grapes that are organically certified.
Varietal Composition: 100% Favorita
Elaboration: The grapes are picked by hand. De-stemming with a short pre-fermentation maceration period for 4 hours at 40°F. Soft pressing of the grapes, with a 20-day fermentation process that last for approximately 20 days at 59°F.
Tasting Notes: Light straw-yellow in color with pale green reflections with white flower scents such as hawthorn and acacia, accompanied by a fresh citrus fruits notes, with hints of pear and lime. Delicate and persistent on the palate, supported by an acid vein and with apple scents which exalts the taste.
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.