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2017 CA’ VIOLA – BARBERA (750ML)
ORIGIN | Italy
GRAPE | 100% Barbera
TASTING NOTES | Deep ruby red with violet notes. A jubilant nose of red fruit with notes of forest floor and
sweet spices. Try it with a slight chill!
WINEMAKER NOTES | 1991. That year at the start of the decade marked Beppe Caviola’s entrée into the
world of wine. To be honest, it wasn’t a real debut, because Beppe had been involved with wine since he
was a boy, ever since he first decided to attend the Enological School in Alba, where generations of the
finest viticulturalists and winemakers have trained. After young Beppe finished his studies, he found a
job at the Enological Centre in Gallo, just outside Alba. There he met Maurizio Anselmo, with whom he
developed a deep friendship destined to change both their lives. Maurizio came from Rodello, a handful
of houses set against the wind on the side of a large hill covered in rows of dolcetto vines. As a hobby,
he tended a small patch of vines; the grapes went the local cooperative. Most importantly, he owned a
tractor. Beppe asked if he could use it on a small farm he had his eye on in Montelupo, his hometown,
another tiny village along the road that heads south from Diano, and the rest is history!
FOOD PAIRINGS | Duck, mushroom, game, beef
FEATURES | Ca’Viola is not classified as a biodynamic producer but their style of production is completely
natural. In most years they don’t use any chemicals in the vineyards, the wines contain only a small
quantity of sulfites, and while they are not filtered, the wines are clear and without sediment even
after several years. Ca’Viola doesn’t add selected yeasts but prefers to rely on the yeasts found on grape
skins in the vineyard.
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