Cascina Tavijn
Bandita - 2016
8.08 / 10

Red Still, Dry
Cascina Tavijn
Italy, Vino (IT)
880 UAH, 1000 UAH, 560 UAH

Bandita is 100% Barbera from 40 years old vines scattered about the steep hills of the Monferrato. It spent two months on the skins, pressed to concrete vats for a year and then aged for one additional year in a big barrel.

The name of this wine comes from the fact that it was denominated from DOC and granted the most basic level - Vino Rosso, a table wine. And that’s how the modern history of Piemontese wine-making is made.


2020-09-11 - 8.00

La Bandita is Nadia Verrua, padronina of Cascina Tavijn, small property (7 hectares) that abandoned DOC/DOCG classification to make wine as they see fit. Average vine age for Barbera is around 40 years. Long maceration, around a year in concrete vat. Result? Great Barbera! Black berries, tobacco, bloody something meaty. Gosh, I tasted a glass and took a bottle. Why? Because I felt a little bit Bandita!

2020-09-16 - 8.00

4.0 Consistently good natural Barbera. I think I can drink it every day. Stewed red fruits, bread notes, humidor. It has small reductive hint, but it does not ruin experience. Good balance, jammy, you can almost chew it. It’s really tasty.

2022-12-05 - 8.25

I am so happy that I’ve secured a bottle of Bandita ’16! I haven’t tasted this specific vintage for more than two years, and over this time, the rebellious kid turned into a beautiful Bandita. No more funny smells but a charming bouquet instead. Cherry confiture, chocolate, old leather, and medicinal herbs. Almost full-bodied with good tannin and acidity. It is rustic yet fresh and easy-going despite the 15abv. No wonder this wine took first place at our little Grapes of Piedmont event.

Wine #7 on Grapes of Piedmont event.