Wine Castellari Bergaglio, Gavi DOCG di Tassarolo, "Fornaci", 2012
The wine is light straw color with golden reflections.
The wine has a pleasant, refreshing, delicate taste.
In the delicate flavor of wine woven shades of citrus, white flowers and green apples.
The wine goes well with seafood, grilled fish, Italian cuisine - pasta, risotto.
2012 was characterized by a fairly extreme conditions and very windy. Winter was quiet, with moderate temperatures, but soon began snowfall, and it became very cold - the temperature reached -15 ° C. In late February, began crazy extremes of temperature - 40 ° C! Work in the vineyards were carried out with the utmost care to save the crop, which by the end of the Cold Spring still has not reached the desired maturity. Summer heat, one of the most powerful in this century, added care and concern. The harvest lasted from 6 to 14 September and immediately showed that for grapes this year is characterized by low alcohol content, but most rich aroma. Immediately after harvest grapes underwent soft pressing to extract the very best from the berries. To maintain the flavor of wealth is slow fermentation at a controlled temperature of 18-20 ° C, which lasted 20 days. The wine is bottled in late February-early March. Despite the minimum aging period, the wine has reached a certain level of maturity and balance. Wine can be stored in bottles for several years without deterioration.
"Fornaci", in 2012 - the perfect wine to enjoy it every day, or as often as you wish. Recommended to serve wine in the glass "tulip" at a temperature of about 10 ° C.
Castellari Bergalo winery, founded in 1890, is located in a quiet leafy setting, Gavi, in the province of Alessandria in Piedmont. Vineyards stretch at an altitude of 300 meters above sea level in the countryside Rovereto, surrounded by oak forests. Hence the name: rovereto - "oak forest". For hilly landscape local farmers call this area the "high ground". Here, on the characteristic of the region reddish soils rich in clay and iron, white grape varieties are grown. These soils are ideal environment for noble varieties Cortese used for the main white wines "Castellari Bergalo." Winery run by Mario Bergalo, his wife Vanda Castellari and their son Marco, they follow well-established local tradition of winemaking, but also pay close attention to the advanced modern technology. Family controls every stage of production, from growing grapes in the vineyards to the wine-making factory. The product line consists of five wineries white wine and grappa. Wine "Castellari Bergalo" refute the widespread belief that the white wine be consumed young, arguing that, although they are quite ready to eat in just a few months after manufacture, but remain the same, and for several years after that, and the time growing only helps reveal the complex range of flavors.