Marco Capra Azienda agricola
Testanvisca nebbiolo d'Alba


In 2012 my second son, Riccardo, was born, and clearly I couldn't help but dedicate a bottle to him as well. My choice fell on the Nebbiolo d’Alba – again a long-lived wine with an all- Piedmontese label: Testanvisca.
It’s a Piedmontese word, meaning someone who has a quick temper and a quick wit.

Riccardo has always been a fan of engines, and when the time came to design the labels I again asked Alice Lotti, the illustrator of Seitremenda, for a hand. I had her spend some time with us to find the inspiration for a drawing that could represent both Riccardo and our wine. Again, six different proposals were born, which I eventually decided to use without leaving out a single one: they all depict my son driving airplanes, tractors, cars, a forklift or a motorbike, or holding his favourite teddy bear.

This wine, too, comes in a box together with the Testanvisca board game and a die, the board showing all the steps leading to an important red wine, from the vineyard to the wine cellar. The graphic design is by Cristina Ciamporcero, who had already collaborated with us on Alta Langa. It is a way of sharing my passion for wine with my children, using what they do best: play.

All the strength of Nebbiolo

330 m s.l.m.

Type of soil:
clayey-limestone with the presence of sand.

Planting density:
4500 plants/hectare.

Training system:
Traditional Guyot.

Yield per hectare:
75 quintals.

it is carried out manually, in small perforated boxes, between the second and third ten days of October.

The fermentation takes place in steel at a controlled temperature of 28°C, subsequently, the wine is placed in large Austrian oak barrels where the malolactic fermentation takes place and in which it rests for 12-15 months before being assembled again in tanks of steel.


Produced with Nebbiolo grapes.

  • Color: garnet red.
  • Bouquet: complex, elegant, violet aroma with evident notes of black currant, blueberry, licorice and spices.
  • Taste : persistent, delicately tannic, with notes of raspberry and spices.
  • Food pairings: it is a great wine that accompanies roasts, boiled and game, aged cheeses.
  • Temperatura di servizio: 18-20°C





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