The Tredicimesi Erbaluce di Caluso di Favaro comes from the tiny vineyard of Vigna Cavaina facing south (1/3 ha) located at an altitude of four hundred meters.The soils are moraine with a high percentage of stones, the vines are grown with the traditional Trentino Pergola system.
The harvest takes place between 15 and 25 September, for this wine only hand-selected fruit is used, transported for the short distance to the cellar in small boxes. During this period the wine remains on the lees. After a soft pressing. the must is left for a little more than a day of cold maceration, then half of the must is poured into a concrete egg coated with inert resin. Fermentation is with selected yeasts and the wine undergoes a complete malolactic conversion.
The name of the wine simply derives from the time it spends in the egg: thirteen months. Good aging potential.
The Tredicimesi d Favaro is a wine of extraordinary depth with a bouquet of lime, fruity and floral. In the mouth it is fresh, powerful and mineral.
Benito Favaro and his son Camillo cultivate just over 3 hectares of vineyards in and around their hilltop town of Piverone, in the Piedmont region of northern Italy. They specialize in Erbaluce, the rare native grape of their DOCG area of Caluso, located 50 km north-east of Turin. Since the 2010 harvest, Erbaluce di Caluso has been recognized as DOCG (Controlled and Guaranteed Designation of Origin). The Favaro family considers itself the guardian of a unique cultural heritage of the Erbaluce grape, dating back to the early seventeenth century in their area.