A native Piedmontese grape, it owes its name to the fact that it was the favourite variety of Savoy Queen.
A close relative of Vermentino, the resulting wine is crisp and savoury, with floral and fruity aromas and a delightful mineral vein.
Grape variety: Favorita
Vineyards, Exposure and Altitude: Boscatto (East, 250-370 meters),Sotto orti (West, 270-310 meters)
Average age of vines: about 35 years
Total area: around 0.30 hectares
Soil: limestone and silty
Harvest period and method: by hand in the second half of September
Vine training and density of plants: Guyot; 4,500 vines per hectare
Fermentation: in stainless steel tanks at a constant temperature of 18 – 20 °C (64 – 68 °F) for 20-25 days
Ageing and Fining: 3-4 months in stainless steel tanks and 1-2 months in bottle
Bottling period: March – April after the harvest
Longevity: 2 – 4 years
First year of production: 1986