All hand harvested; fermented spontaneously and suitable for Vegans. Andrea Scovero is a third generation winemaker from Bionzo, a small village in the hills of Costigliole d'Asti about 7 miles south of the town of Asti. He is blessed to be situated in a natural amphitheater, providing the ideal balance of exposure and protection for his vines. This is a juicy, voluptuous, expressive Barbera with plenty of nuance and spice. Decant to let the aromas come forward and enjoy.
In this tiny village with 100 citizens, Andrea Scovero is one of ten wine growers. He is the fourth generation farming this 6 hectare estate of south and south-east facing really steep slopes planted with healthy vines. He learned everything from his grandfather and has now been working with wine for 20 years.
In his vineyards you'll find Barbera, Nebbiolo and Dolcetto, but also a tiny parcel of Sauvignon Blanc, mainly for house consumption. He is also grafting some Freisa, so within some years we will be able to drink that too. All the labels are made by his old artist-friend. He tries to paint Andreas ideas and reflections of what's in the bottle.
He is working really classical 'grandfather-style' with the main part of the wines, but also keeps on doing experiments. Since a few years back he workes with amphora for some of his wines and a makes a chinato vermouth to die for. He wants also makes grappa from his 'Chiapin' Barbera and 'Il clown' Nebbiolo wines.