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Also this year we join ASPERIA's "TARTUFO TABLES" initiative. Throughout the month of November, we will try to give you the delicious white truffles on our table despite the fact that the season is not particularly favorable. The top event will be Friday, November 10, with a truffle and mushroom theme dinner, with the possibility to taste the wines of some award-winning producers at MARENGO DOC, in particular a Gavi di Gavi docg 2016 of Broglia società agricola semplice, a Grignolino del Monferrato Casalese doc 2015 of Castello di Gabiano as well as our Ovada docg 2013. We are waiting for you.

Le Tavole del Tartufo

IMG 3389Certainly the vintage 2017 will not be easily forgotten by the wine producers. The April frost, the extreme drought that escalated up to grape harvest and even some too much ungulates, negatively affected the quantity. But in these cases it is said “better fewer but better” but if we examine in depth, honestly we had definitely better harvesting from a qualitative point of view. When the plant suffers drought in the ripening phase it is never good, the grapes concentrate, the alcoholic degrees are hight but the smells and taste are not at the highest levels as it does when the vine is working to ripen the bunches. This year too has been harvested sooner than usual and the frequency in recent years of these advances should make us reflect .... without apocalyptic conclusions but a thought we should do it. We therefore look forward to the answer of the wines in the glass that will tell us the result of our work in the coming months.

 

IMG 2911Sadly, theese are the muddled aspects of our work. Climate events always condition the result of agricultural production, when they are generous we get delicacies that give us wonderful feelings, when are hostile give us bitterness. However, nothing is lost yet, the frost that struck our territory and in general our region, and not only, has caused important damage but fortunately especially in lower hills, thus saving the highs. To estimate the actual magnitude of the damage will still be a few weeks, however the estimated losses to date seem to be around 35/40%. We don't lose heart and go on without fear!

IMG 2114....It wasn't 2015, objectively 2016 harvest was influenced by the drought of this summer that put to the test our grapesvine above all in white tuff land like ours. Rain came at least, late but in any case very important, this allowed finally a good ripenings grapes and a resulting good quality of the wines. As always the next months will say how the level is, however we are satisfied for the result of our work. 

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Truffol are one of the most important product of our land, perhaps not so well knonw. With our fellow restaurateurs want to contribute to the appreciation of this valuable product. We are waiting to taste it. 

Le Tavole del Tartufo

After the harvest, which was, as already written in a previous post, very early, we can begin very cautiously to make some judgments about the wines that we will have the pleasure of tasting the near future. The year was exceptional, thanks to the extraordinary climatic conditions during the summer, with very warm (maybe too much for some vineyards and grapes) and a lot of sun, whose importance to get a great wine is well known. Even the rains came, never as in this summer were expected and welcome. The amount produced was slightly poor compared to a year average but the texture, color and alcohol content of red wines are top notch as are the excellent results are the white wines and rosé. Now we just have to wait patiently for the aging of wines which can be expected, given the important structures, longer than usual. Surely we can say that this year will be remembered with pleasure, especially when we open the bottles.