‘l Garbin

‘l Garbin

www.garbin.info

This grape farm-cum- cellar in Chiomonte uses exclusively the grape varieties of the Susa Valley. It was only established in 2006 but has a strong family tradition behind it. The vineyards all have good aspects and, situated at altitudes of more than 700 metres, are a fine example of mountain agriculture. Madlena, made with the native baratuciat grape, is a land-rooted, cellarable white wine with an intense, balsamic bouquet and a long, lingering palate. Another local grape used is avanà, with which the cellar produces Garbin, an easy-drinking red that goes well with simple, everyday cooking and mountain dishes. Very interesting too is the intense, full-bodied Bouquet, made with the red becuet grape. In addition to wine, the farm produces mountain honey, grows saffron and olives, and runs a B & B, the ideal place to enjoy and get to know the local area.