Just arrived in Australia for the first time are the wines of La Carlina, made by sibling winemakers with their feet planted firmly in the tradition of their region, but with an eye to the future of winemaking and wine styles in Northern Italy. Working primarily with Barbera and Nebbiolo these young winemakers are already producing wines of depth, intensity and freshness. This is an exciting new winery and we are delighted to be able to present them to you.
The brother and sister duo of Camilla and Francesco Scavino founded this small winery in 2014 at the foot of the Medieval castle that towers over the village of Grinzane Cavour.
The name “La Carlina” is a reference to the farm of their grandmother where the family would celebrate and party, which is also the place where Camilla and Francesco began experimenting with winemaking as teenagers. Vineyards are scattered between the hills of the Langhe and Monferrato, and farming is organic.
La Carlina’s releases are progressive examples of Piedmont’s landscape – Deeply colored, opulent wines with tremendous purity and sense of place