2017 La Vecchia Posta 'Il Selvaggio' Derthona Timorasso, Colli Tortonesi, Piedmont, Italy
“Il Selvaggio,” or “the wild one,” comes from timorasso vines deliberately scattered throughout Roberto’s property. “The vine is a spirit that wanders between meadows and acacias, between rows and uncultivated, gathering in the wind all the aromas of these high lands. Every time we planted a vineyard, we put inside some rows of timorasso to see how it grows in different kinds of soil.” The wine is pressed and fermented with native yeasts in stainless steel. The wine is then aged in stainless tank on the lees with light battonage. After 9 months the wine is bottled with very little sulfur.