To produce the Gavi DOC Tenimenti Ca ‘Bianca, the harvest is carried out at the end of September using 20 kg crates. The grapes, once brought to the cellar, undergo soft pressing and, after decanting, the slow fermentation of the must from the first pressing begins in steel tanks at a controlled temperature. After about 16 days, once the alcoholic fermentation is over, the wine is decanted and a period of contact with the fine lees begins, which generally lasts for a few months. This phase is followed by filtration and then bottling.
In the southern part of the province of Alessandria near the Ligurian Apennines, we find excellent wine country for the production of the great Piedmont white, Gavi. Due to the deep valleys, proximity to the sea and the microclimate of this area, wines display unique peculiarities, which combine the characteristic structure of wines with the richness of flavor generated by the salty sea breezes.
“Casa Vinicola Ca’ Bianca” opened in 1952, in the Alessandria area of the Alto Monferrato, which is now part of the small municipality of Alice Bel Colle, a stone’s throw from Acqui Terme.The winery name was inspired by the local name of this area “al ca’ bianche”. Headquarters are now in the Cascina Spagna, a farmstead acquired in the 1980s and whose origins are rooted in history, at a time when the Spanish were at war with France and the Venetian Republic, in the 1620s. Its high-hill position made it a strategic site offering an overview for everyone travelling across the entire valley beneath.In August 1997, the estate grew to include the Cascina Polsino farm of about nine hectares under vine, in a single plot of prized terrain in the estate. Tenimenti Ca’ Bianca occupies an area in excess of 24 hectares in a single plot, set around the cellars, and the central viewpoint offers a stunning panorama. The lands around the estate are great wine country and were formed thirteen million years ago, in the Miocene period, on the sandy bed of a quite shallow ancient sea.