Nebbiolo, the grape fit for kings. Rarely do we see the feminine side of Nebbiolo, which is one with ripe tannis and lush fruit without being overblown. That is certainly the wine here. The Nebbiolo hails from a .62 acre single vineyard named Ascheri, loc Read more..
Nascetta, the relatively unknown Langhe white grape. This rare variety was very popular until the end of the 19th century, was abandoned and rediscovered about 10 years and yet still there are less than 20 acres planted throughout the world. Nascetta is known to be a semi-aromatic grape that gains much complexity with many years in the bottle.
This hails from a small plot (.87 acre) at roughly 1,100 feet in elevation. The western exposure helps to get this rather difficult grape ripe with the late afternoon sun. The grapes were picked at optimum ripeness and left to cold soak for 24 hours. The juice spends two days on skins and fermentation happens without the use of commercial yeasts and the must was pressed and into racked into tank for eight months on the lees.
A must-try for lovers of textural dry whites. Nascetta is a very rare variety native to the Langhe region, only recently saved from extinction and back on the rise. This particular expression is straw-yellow in color with golden highlights. The nose is fine and elegant with just the right intensity. It exudes complex, lingering scents of wild flowers, herbs, citrus, and exotic fruits. The bouquet suggests acacia honey, sage, and rosemary. Its pleasant, warm, and balanced structure makes it ideal as an accompaniment to vegetable dishes, white meats, fish, and soft, fresh cheeses.
Nebbiolo, the grape fit for kings. Rarely do we see the feminine side of Nebbiolo, which is one with..
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