Castello di Cignola is a producer in Oltrepo Pavese, which is in northern Italy near Piedmont and Emilia Romagna. They have about 30 hectares of vines, covering several different microclimates on steep sided hills, surrounding their 12th century castle. They specialise in the red Barbera grape, making different styles of this wine. But they also wanted a white wine. So they have made this white wine from red grapes.
They bring in the ripe Barebra fruit at harvest time. It is then pressed very lightly, and the skins are then removed, so you get some of the red wine character, but plenty of white wine freshness. There are ripe apple flavours, with citrus fruit running through it, it feels good. It's a very interesting, cool white wine, and something you are not going to see very often.