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Luigi Tacchino

Luigi Tacchino

  • Italy
For more than three generations the Tacchino family has produced superb fresh and vibrant wines in Castelletto d'Orba in Monferrato, Piedmont. This is perfect wine country as the hills provide a natural amphitheatre which protects the vineyards from the northerly winds. Today brother and sister duo Alessio and Romina run the Tacchino estate, blending a respect for traditio with modern winemaking methods and a rigorous attention to detai to produce a range of wines of outstanding elegance and purity. Tacchino's vines are spread over 25 hectares, about half of which benefit from a south/southeasterly aspect. Great care is taken to restrict yields.

The Moscato d'Asti (5.5% abv) is light and very refreshing with lemon citrus flavours. A firm favourite all-round, the Gavi di Gavi DOCG is full of citrus fruit and tropical notes with crisp acidity and a lingering finish. As for the reds, the Barbera del Monferrato has deep, velvety red fruit flavours with spicy notes and the `Du Riva` Dolcetto d'Ovada Superiore DOCG, frequently awarded the coveted Tre Bicchieri Award from Gambero Rosso, is intense with rich damson fruit flavours; it is also, quite aptly, named after Romina and Alessio's inimitable grandfather. The `Albarola` Barbera del Monferrato DOCG is replete with concentrated fruit that is lifted and polished, plus a bright fresh acidity, while the `Di Fatto` Monferrato DOC Rosso pays homage to the `true` grapes of Piedmont in a blend of Barbera, Dolcetto, Cabernet Sauvignon and Barbarossa. A fantastic range and a true family endeavour.

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