Telephone: 01992 525009

LUIGI TACCHINO Gavi

The Tacchino family have been producing wine for more than three generations in Castelletto d’Orba in Monferrato, Piedmont. Alessio and Romina represent the new generation, inheriting the passion for these lands from their father and grandfather before them. A respect for tradition is harmoniously blended with modern wine-making methods and equipment and a rigorous attention to detail, resulting in a range of wines of outstanding elegance and purity. Castelletto d’Orba is perfect wine country, where the hills of Monferrato provide a natural amphitheatre which protects the vineyards from the northerly winds. Tacchino’s vines are spread over 25 hectares, about half of which benefit from a south-south-easterly aspect and great care is taken to restrict yields, conditions which combine to produce fruit with the maximum possible ripeness and concentration of flavour. The grapes are carefully hand-harvested and the wines are all made without the use of oak to retain freshness and allow maximum expression of the fruit, giving wines of great purity. The excellent Gavi di Gavi is full of citrus fruit and tropical notes with crisp acidity, enough fat and ripeness in the middle without sacrificing vitality, and a lingering finish. The Barbera del Monferrato has deep, velvety red fruit flavours with spicy top notes.

“Gavi can be jaw- achingly dull, but if you put yourself in the hands of the Tacchino family and, it has to be said, are prepared to shell out rather more than you would do normally, an aromatic, lively, lemony, floral, steely, summer-scented white is your reward. Enjoy Italy’s answer to chablis with garlicky salami and other antipasti.” Jane McQuitty, The Times.

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TACCHINO Gavi

Single

6+

2012  GAVI DI GAVI

        13.65

        12.70

2012  BARBERA DEL MONFERRATO

        11.95

        11.20

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Shop Address

The Black Dog Wine Company
The Cart Barn
Ashlyn's Farm Shop
North Weald
Essex
CM16 6RZ

Shop Opening Hours

Tuesday - Friday 10.30 - 6.00
    Saturday 10.30 - 5.00
      Sunday 12.00 - 4.00
    Monday - Closed

Contact Details

Telephone 01992 525009