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. Alessio and Romina represent the new Tacchino generation and have certainly inherited their father’s and grandfather’s passion. This passion and 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. 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.
The Moscato d’Asti (5.5%abv) is light and very refreshing with lemon citrus flavours.
A firm favourite of the Bancroft team, the Gavi di Gavi (Cortese grape) 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, often awarded the coveted Three Glasses award, is intense with rich damson fruit flavours.