If you happen to be in Caluso, be sure to visit this lovely winery, run by Carlo Gnavi and his nephews, and to sample their excellent wines in the new tasting room in the courtyard. They make three Erbaluces, one still and two sparkling: the Pas Dosè and Brut Turbante, and the rosé Petronilla. Vigna Crava, the classical Erbaluce, has an intriguing bouquet and balanced palate. They also produce a rosé, Ramina, with the classic grapes of the Canavese district, and an aperitif, Carlo Magno, named for “Zio Carlo,” a blend of Erbaluce, aromatic herbs, including cinchona, and bitter orange, excellent before and after a meal. Last but not least, the typical passito (of which the Riserva 2009 is currently on sale), is aged in old wood barrels. The winery organizes visits to the cellar and events in the vineyards, especially that of Crava where a giant bench has been installed with a view over the vines and pergolas.