La Battistina Gavi DOCG
Past vintages: 2011 |
Grape Blend: Gavi
One of the oldest wineries in Monferrato, Casalone started operations officially in 1734. The first bottles of wine were sold in the market in 1776. Land and vineyards extension are pretty much the same from then and the family still controls 100% of their production. This makes them one of the top wine experts in dealing with typical grape varieties from Piedmont such as Cortese, Barbera, Freisa, Grignolino and international varieties such as Pinot Noir.
De Forville produces their wines pretty traditionally. After crushing, the grapes are left to ferment on their skins for as long as 4 weeks in the case of their Barbaresco. Some of the Barbaresco and a Barbera that they produce are additionally aged in small oak barrels.