Luigi Ferrando has long been the leading winemaker of the Canvese region where his family¿s winemaking tradition dates back to 1900. Though Canavese is part of Piedmont, its location near the Val d¿Aosta, famous for its steep terraced vineyards, imparts a distinctive quality to the wines. The Ferrandos painstakingly cultivate their nebbiolo vineyards on the mountainside terroir of Carema, in the very shadows of Monte Bianco. The resulting wine is very different than its more famous nebbiolo-based cousins from Barolo or Barbaresco, generally much lighter in style. Gorgeous aromatics that lead to sweet herbs, tobacco, candied cherries, minerals and earthiness.