THE PRODUCER: Luca Ferraris
Aging: For about 12 months in stainless steel tanks.
Nose: Deep scents of exotic fruits, pear and banana.
Taste: Smooth, tasty with an acid evolution.
In 2006 the Ferraris winery decided to differentiate from others, so they planted about one hectare of Viognier grapes in a cool area in the district of Casot. Luca was the first and still the only vintner to plant the French variety in Piedmont, producing the first vintage of 4,000 bottles of Viognier wine in 2008. Vinification takes place at about 18 degrees after soft pressing of the grapes. The wine is left to settle for about 12 months in stainless steel tanks where we carry out a weekly “batonage”, stirring the yeast and particles in the wine to prevent oxidation and keep fresh scents. Viognier has a good sense of body and structure with an intense aroma with high notes of exotic fruits. Perfect with fish, fresh cheeses and meats, it is actually suitable for the whole meal.