Luigi Tacchino Du Riva Dolcetto d'Ovada Superiore 2014
Luigi Tacchino Du Riva Dolcetto d'Ovada Superiore
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, with Bob the German Shephard close at their heels. While Alessio remains close to his vines, it is Romina who welcomes visitors and visits markets. A tasting with Romina is always inspiring and special; her enthusiasm for the wine of Piemonte is infectious. Having worked with Bancroft since 2004, she feels firmly part of our family, too.
Alessio and Romina balance a respect for tradition with modern winemaking methods and a rigorous attention to detail 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/south-easterly aspect.
Great care is taken in the vineyards, explains Romina, ‘you can only make good wines with good soil’, after all. While they very much remain a small family affair, the Tacchinos understand the value of expertise and have worked for many years with a consultant oenologist who has helped to ensure the quality across the range.