Castello di Tassarolo Orsola Gavi
The compelling label of this brand new J&F collab is based on a portrait that the iconic Andy Warhol made of Orsola Spinola, a relative of the Castello di Tassarolo owner and winemaker Massimiliana Spinola. As Massimiliana herself tells the story: “Orsola lived in New York for a few years when Warhol was still alive – she collected many American artists’ works because she was passionate about American modern art, but she especially loved Andy’s art. In fact, she was so keen on him that not one, but two portraits of her were painted by Warhol, both still hanging in her house not far from our winery.” In homage to the beautiful Orsola, one of these unique works of pop art graces the label, and the wine was named after her.
Grape: 100% Cortese di Gavi
Vineyard: Marl, silty-clay, 300 meters ASL. Selection of various vineyards, all estate-owned and biodynamic- and organic-certified.
Making of: The grapes are hand-harvested in small crates (maximum of 19 kg) in order to keep the grapes as intact as possible. The grapes are then immediately pressed in a pneumatic press, and the best part of the must is transferred to temperature-controlled vats for the start of the alcoholic fermentation, using only indigenous yeast. The wine is fined (vegan-friendly), filtered and a small amount of sulfur is added before bottling.
Personality: Elegant and attention-worthy just like the lady on the label! Straw yellow color with green highlights, intense floral nose of orange blossom and camomille. Fresh, fragrant, light, lively and persistent – serve well chilled with a wide variety of dishes or just on its own.