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Technical Information

Wine Blend Vine Age Soil Type Vineyard Area*
Erbaluce di Caluso “Le Chiusure”
Erbaluce Planted in 1992, 2001, 2009 Morainic clay, sand 2.1 ha
Erbaluce di Caluso “Tredicimesi”
Erbaluce Planted in 1992 and 2001 Morainic clay, sand 1.7 ha
Rosato “Rosacherosanonsei”
85% Nebbiolo, 15% Syrah Planted in 2002 Morainic clay, sand 1.2 ha
Canavese Rosso F2
Freisa Planted in 2002 and 2009 Morainic clay, sand .25 ha
Canavese Nebbiolo “Ros”
Nebbiolo Planted in 2003 Morainic clay, sand 1.1 ha
Canavese Nebbiolo “Pies”
Nebbiolo Planted in 2003 Morainic clay, granite 1.1 ha
* "ha" = hectares; one hectare equals roughly two and a half acres

VITICULTURE / VINIFICATION

• Grapes are hand-harvested and sorted at the winery
• Erbaluce vines are trained using the Pergola Trentina (Topia) method, all other vineyards use Guyot method
• Grapes are pressed with a vertical press
• Native yeast fermentations

Erbaluce di Caluso “Le Chiusure”
• “Le Chiusure” refers to the primary vineyard where grapes are sourced
• Vineyards are south-facing, and between 310 and 400 meters above sea level
• Grapes are destemmed and undergo a 24-hour cold maceration
• Aged in stainless steel on lees until June
• Wine spends at least two months in bottle before release

Erbaluce di Caluso “Tredicimesi”
• “Tredicimesi” means “thirteen months” in Italian, the time between harvest and when the wine is released
• Vineyards are south-facing, and between 310 and 400 meters above sea level
• Grapes are destemmed and undergo a 24-hour cold maceration
• 30% of the wine ages in 3rd or 4th passage barriques for thirteen months, 70% ages in 7 hL cement eggs for about 10 months
• Wine spends at least two months in bottle before release

Rosato “Rosacherosanonsei”
• The wine is named after the song “Rosacherosanonsei” by Italian artist Francesco de Gregori
• Vineyards are south-facing and 330 meters above sea level
• Grapes are destemmed and spend 4-6 hours on the skins
• Aged in stainless steel until March, and spends at least one month in bottle before release

Canavese Rosso F2
• F2 refers to Freisa and Favaro
• Vineyards are south-facing and 330 meters above sea level
• 70% of grapes are macerated and fermented using whole bunches
• Wine ages in 4th or 5th passage barriques for twelve months
• Wine spends a minimum of 2 months in bottle before release

Canavese Nebbiolo “Ros”
• The wine is named for Rosanna, Camillo’s mother
• Vines are south-facing, at 410 meters above sea level
• Grapes are 80% destemmed and fermented in 500L open tonneaux for three weeks
• Wine ages in 4th or 5th passage barriques and tonneaux for fourteen months
• Wine spends two months in bottle before release

Canavese Nebbiolo “Pies”
• “Pies” is the Spanish word for feet. The wine is foot-stomped by Camillo and Antonella’s son, Stiven, who came to them from Colombia and speaks Spanish.
• Vineyards are south-facing at 410 meters above sea level
• Whole-cluster vinification
• Wine is aged in 5th passage barriques for 14 months
• Wine spends a minimum of 8 months in bottle before release

General Information

Country
Italy
Region
Piedmont
Appellation(s)
Erbaluce di Caluso DOCG, Canavese DOC
Producer
Benito, Camillo, and Nicola Favaro
Founded
1992
Annual Production
1,500 cases
Farming
Organic (certified)
Website
https://www.cantinafavaro.it

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