Giovanni and Elena farm 30 hilly acres surrounding their tiny home village of Cella Monte, Monferrato. In the 18th century cellar carved beneath their home, the couple (aided by their daughter Margherita) craft wines of exceptional precision and clarity.
HAZELNUT & BLACKBERRY, SUBTLY PETILLANT, LUSH
La Casaccia translated roughly to "ruined house", and Giovanni Rava does apparently go about making his wines in an atmosphere of magisterial decrepitude. There’s nothing ramshackle about this beautifully complex and structured Barbera though; it’s built like the proverbial brick…uh…wine cellar. Rustic Piemontese woodiness and herbs combine for intoxicating aromas and flavors.
Serving Suggestions: Flank steak sandwich w/ garlic mayo & red onion on soft ciabatta. Veggie sausage pizza w/ pesto, mozzarella, & artichoke.
Environmentally friendly winery/production
Estate grown & bottled
Native yeast fermented
Unoaked (aged or fermented)
Wines with no chill