MALVASIA OF SCHIERANO, SPUMANTE The grape of origin of this delicate sparkling wine is Malvasia of Schierano; small bunches with red aromatic grapes, produced in few Northern municipalities of the province of Asti. For more than 60 years the Bava Family has worked with the local winegrowers to successfully produce these grapes. A great DOC wine, it is the ideal ingredient for refreshing long drinks and fine cocktails. The Malvasia Rosé Bava, produced like a sparkling wine at the end of the 70s, generated in Italy a trend of sweet, aromatic, rosé spumanti (sparkling wines). This bottles is today an icon on the shelves of the best wine shops.
VINEYARD Varietal: Malvasia of Schierano 100% Vineyard: run at Albugnano, Pino dAsti and Castelnuovo Altitude: 300 metres a.s.l. Soil: white limestone with large beds of yellow sand with sea fossils and surface chalk Vine training technique: guyot
WINEMAKING The vinification starts with cold maceration for two days of the freshly pressed grape juice before it is put in the wine press: the free-run has therefore right from the start its strong fragrance and nice colour. After being decanted, the must is kept in steel vats at low temperatures until spumantizzazione (sparkling wine production process), done according to the Italian method in steel vats.
WINE Claret cerasuolo rose in colour, it is a rosé wine with tones of colour similar to those of certain cherry varieties and purplish to orange nuances with bright reflection; intense and rich bouquet of rose and strawberries, palate pleasantly sweet, creamy and balanced surface with light tannins that provide a pleasant finish.
MOSCATO FROM ALTA LANGA Our Moscato is grown in the production area of Alta Langa, vineyards at a higher altitude on cooler hills with good atmosfheric temperature range promoting the creation of terpenes and aromas. Moscato DAsti DOCG Bava maintains the original grape aroma fragrant and intact: a balance between the sweetness and the freshness of its natural liveliness. Great to finish a meal, it pairs elegantly with a dessert; its low alcohol content makes it a delicious natural drink to be consumed nicely chilled on any occasion, and also as ingredient of refreshing cocktails. The richness in sugar, the low alcohol content and the intense aromatic fragrance make it the best ingredient for a refreshing sorbet.
VINEYARD Varietal: Canelli White Moscato 100% Altitude: over 250 metres a.s.l. Soil: limestone Vine training technique: guyot
WINEMAKING For this Moscato, like for our reserve wines , the grapes are picked, arranged in cases and pressed fresh. The aromatic free-run must is then let to decant naturally at cold temperatures and stored until re-fermentation, that is done in steel vats.
WINE Strongly aromatic with an explosive bouquet of flowers and fruit. The palate is intense, sweet and persistent with balanced acidity. The little bubbles harmoniously match its sweetness and complete its elegance by bringing in the glass the essence and the fragrance of the grapes of origin.
MALVASIA OF SCHIERANO Rosetta is produced with Malvasia grapes grown in the area of Castelnuovo don Bosco. Malvasia of Schierano is one of the many grape varietals with this name, yet it is unique and different from all the others – as soon as you walk through one of these vineyards when the red grapes are nicely ripe, you will feel enveloped by a pleasant scent of fresh rose. Rosetta is the true daughter of Piedmont where, according to tradition and not a trend, sweet wines have a low alcohol content (5,5 % vol.), light bubbles and a rich nose. For those who dont know it yet, Rosetta is a pleasant surprise: a lively wine, so sweet and aromatic with intense notes of rose, you will love it right from the start. It is ideal for special occasions and to finish a meal with fruit cakes and sweets. Also an incomparable “terrace wine“ to enjoy on a pool deck. On the label is the rosa canina (dog rose) that describes its primary aroma better than anythin else.
Vineyard: Albugnano, Pino dAsti and Castelnuovo Altitude: 300 metres a.s.l. Soil: white limestone with large beds of yellow sand with sea fossils and surface chalk Vine training technique: guyot
The vinification starts with cold maceration for two days of the freshly pressed grape juice before it is put in the wine press: the free-run has therefore right from the start its strong fragrance and nice colour. After being decanted, the must is kept in steel vats at low temperatures until fermentation, which can take place up to a few months after the harvest. Does not need ageing in the bottle.
WINE Cherry red in colour with a little crown. Bouquet of wild rose and strawberries, sweet and balanced while the tannins are just slightly perceptible leaving intact the plaesentness of the wine. Natural and lively with a balanced palate.
THE PARISHS PRIEST WINE For all the Castagnole Monferrato inhabitants Ruchè is considered the wine of the Parishs Priest. Father Cauda was in fact the creator of the modern Ruchè, an autochthonous grape grown over the centuries for a small production of sweet wines, until he started to cultivate a modern vineyard and promote this wine as a classic red. Genetic analogies with Primitivo, Zinfandel and other wines were attribuited to it; although it shares with these wines an unusual aromatic heritage Ruchè is simply original and unique. It is a fragrant, dry wine, with sweet and light tannins and moderate acidity and a good alcohol content. It can only be produced in seven municipalities of Monferrato: not enough in quantity to became an international wine, yet ideal for those who look for something autentic and unusual to match contemporary cuisine.
VINEYARD Varietal: Ruchè 100% Vineyard: Vineyard of the President Altitude: 200 metres a.s.l. Soil: limestone Vine training technique: guyot
WINEMAKING As a grape with primary aromas and few tannins, Ruchè does not need a long period maceration and finishes fermentation without grape marcs. We try to preserve the grapes natural fragrancy and avoid ageing in wood in order to respect their nature not suitable to wooden barrels. After being bottled in the spring, it continues refining until it fully develops its powerful floral bouquet.
WINE Aromatic with scents of rose and violet, it acquires distinct spicy notes of white pepper. The palate is balanced and soft, warm and persistent. Unusual and unmistakable it evolves over time becoming more and more refined up to five years after the harvest, while preserving the essence and the fragrance of the grape of origin.
THE GREAT WHITE OF THE BAVA FAMILY It originated over twenty years ago to prove that growing white grapes in the land of the great red wines results in great whites. ALTESERRE is an excellent, elegant and impeccable wine; like great wines, its finesse improves as time passes. Today Altaserre is a consolidated success and continues to be sold only after a few years of ageing in bottles and magnums; several vintages are available, in magnum bottles as well, for vertical tastings, similarly to a Barolo or Barbera Superiore.
VINEYARD Varietal: Chardonnay Vineyard: Pieve at Cocconato Altitude: 350 metres a.s.l. Exposure: South Soil: limesone with surface marls Vine training technique: low spurred cordon
WINEMAKING Chardonnay ferments in small wooden barrels where it ages for ten months on the yeasts.
WINE Nice straw yellow colour, bright and rich, an ample bouquet and great aromatic potential with notes of green almonds, mango and blonde tobacco. In the mouth, where the wood is slighlty yet distinctively preceptible, it is powerful with a great potential yet balanced and not too warm thanks to its acidic tone that improves its remarkable longevity.
THE GAVI IN THE HEART OF GAVI Between the eleven villages in which this wine can be produced, Gavi is the heart of this area, central to all the other towns where it is produced and it is considered a particularly elegant wine for the finesse of its fruit. Gavi is among the most important Piedmontese whites, surely the best-known after Moscato: Gavi is considered a classic and elegant wine that brings freshness to food and wine pairing. We have produced it for over fifty years and we know that this Gavi makes the Cortese grapes noble with its elegance and charm.
VINEYARD Varietal: Cortese grapes of Comune di Gavi Vineyard: Lomellina Altitude: 300 metres a.s.l. Exposure: West Soil: clay, marls, rich in minerals Vine training technique: Guyot
WINEMAKING Gentle pressing of the grapes is followed by cold racking of the must and fermentation in steel vats. The wine is aged “sur lie” (French for “on lees”, without racking) until the new year when it is bottled.
WINE The Gavi of this terroir is a wine that makes noble the Cortese grapes; the grapes, in an elegant and delicate way, develope intense varietal fragrances. Straw yellow in colour with green reflections turning golden over the years. The palate is dry, fresh and harmonious, medium-bodied, soft and captivating.
The history of the Bava Family starts in Cocconato, a village that rises steeply up the hillsides of the Monferrato Astigiano. The Bava Family has grown grape vines in this territory since 1600 and in 1911 in the very same area the family built their first wine cellar.
Since then, over a hundred vintages have gone by, with four generations following one another. The best Bava Barberas are renowned in the world thanks to their high quality.
Today, the family estate extends in Monferrato and Langa, with fifty hectares of vineyards and twenty hectares of natural fields and woods, cultivated with the same awareness, care and attention of the olden times resulting in a sustainable agriculture with a reduced environmental impact.
Walking along the Bava vineyards, you will notice the grass clippings and the prunings used as natual fertilizers, the poles, all strictly made of wood coming from renewable forests or grassing between vine rows, which not only helps prevent soil erosion, but also serves as proof that no hebicides are used.