Why we love it
The Favorita is a very little know wine with a relatively low production in the whole region. Only in recent years wine makers in the area have started to replant the grape and produce Favorita wines, before it was used in blends. Collina San Ponzio has a small vineyard where they grow Favorita and only with Federico taking over the wine maker role, the family has decided to bottle the grape.
The favorita grape, also known as Vermentino in Sardinia and Tuscany or Pigato in Liguria, has a delicate, fruity nose with blossom hint. In the palate is dry and refreshing, with a slightly bitter aftertaste. It is an excellent aperitif and goes very well with fish and white meat.
The artisan who made it
Collina San Ponzio started a century ago, they had until Pietro Balocco, the third generation, took over, been selling their own wine and grape to some of the best Piedmont producers. Only with Pietro and now Federico is son, a very young and talented wine maker, have decided to bottle their own wines and are creating some of the most interesting Piedmont wines, clean, with a classic approach.
Their production is very limited, but their vineyards are scattered in some of the most vocated area, a lot of work for them, but great wines for us to enjoy. Their Nebbiolo vineyards used in the making of their Barolos, are located in La Morra, one of the best areas for Barolo. We love their wines and we love them, they are as passionate as we are.