Grape: Barbera 55%, Croatina 45%.
Yearly production: 5500 bottles.
Colour: Incredibly intense ruby-red with garnet highlights.
Aroma: Appealing, rich and complex aroma with perceptible overtones of violets, small fruits and spices on a lingering background of plum.
Taste: Medium body, dry, fresh harmonious flavor with exceptionally soft tannins.
Behind the label: The name derives from the discovery of a document dated 1028 outlining the details of the will of deacon Gerardo relating to the lands of Fornello.
Producer: Torre Fornello is a recent development from Emilia Romagna with ancient roots and a very long history. In 1998, Enrico Sgorbati started the renovation of the 15th-century medieval “borgo” and added a modern cellar equipped with the best modern technology for refining and aging the wines in barrels located in the XVII century cellar. Only grapes harvested from their vineyards are vinified in Torre Fornello, the same vineyards which were already cultivated in 1600 for the production of grapes.