Bava Thou Blanc Chardonnay
At Cocconato, the large clay and yellow sand beds present in the province of Asti, alternate to beds of chalk and limestone with white and soft marls – called in Piedmontese dialect THOU BIANC, white tuff – that break up in the sun giving the soil a light colour. These soils are traditionally saved for red grapes vineyards because they yield strong yet elegant wines. So it was a surprise to discover that here the white wines become savoury, intense, scented and long-lasting. In the land eastern of the Pieve Farmhous we grow a Chardonnay fruit of the italian varietal research together with some precocious biotypes of Burgundy.