Farming: Organic, Unfined/Unfiltered, No added SO2
Nadia Verrua works seven hectares planted to Barbera, Grignolino and Ruché. This Grignolino, named Ottavio in honor of her father, shows classic pale red color, tart cherry flavors and refreshing acidity. This copper hued wine is rushing with flavors of tart cherry and strawberry with subtle black pepper while searingly high acidity balances out the coarse tannins with a pleasant freshness to it.
The grapes are destemmed with berries kept whole and gently pressed without breaking the skins, just enough to kick off a 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 few months in tank before being bottled unfiltered. Zero sulfur.