Favorita is a dry white wine made from grapes grown on their own small plot of land in the Roero. The golden yellow bunches of grapes produced by the favorita vine are medium-sized, long and cylindrical. The wine itself is straw-yellow with greenish highlights, a delicate nose showing light fruit, and a dry taste with a slightly bitter finish. It is generally drunk as a “young” wine, within a year of the vintage.
Favorita has a very interesting history. The grape-variety arrived in this area along the old salt ways which used to link the Alba area with the Ligurian coast. The sandy terrain of the Roero proved to provide ideal conditions for its development, and it came to be used first as a dessert grape and then for making wine.
The work in the vineyards follows the same pattern as for other varieties, with winter pruning, tying, cleaning and cutting of the shoots in summer, and finally the grape-harvest during the second half of September. After the grapes are crushed and de-stemmed, the must undergoes its alcoholic fermentation in the winery at a constantly low temperature (17-18°C). The wine is then stored in stainless steel, and bottling generally takes place in spring.
Colour: Straw-yellow with greenish highlights.
Fragrance: Delicate and fruity, slightly “flowery.
Taste: Dry with a slightly bitter aftertaste.
Temperature: 8 – 9°C.
Gastronomic’s combining: Excellent as an aperitif, it goes very well with fish and white meat. Serve chilled.
Harvest: Beginning of September
Wine making: Grapes are crushed and de-stemmed and then the must undergoes its alcoholic fermentation in the
winery at a constantly low temperature (17-18°C). The wine is then stored in stainless steel, and bottling
generally takes place in spring.
Maturity: In stainless tube
Bottle sized: 750 ml
Bottles produced (n°): 1.500 per year
Area of production: Sommariva Perno
Vine: Favorita 100%
Altitude: 280 m
Solar Exposure: South East
Breeding kind: spalliera / guyot method
Year plant: 1990
Surface: 3800 mq
Alcohol in vol (%): 12.30 % vol.
Total acidity: 5.40 g/L
Dry Extract: 19.0 g/L
Total sugar: 0.3 g/L
Volative Acidity: 0.30 g/L
Total SO2: 96 mg/L