Grape variety: 100% Nascetta
Appellation: Langhe Nascetta DOC
Working out of their winery on the outskirts of the town of Monforte d'Alba, which overlooks a number of their vineyards, Diego and Stefano employ superb farming techniques and traditional methods for their wines. In the vineyards, they work organically and entirely by hand, tending each parcel carefully and methodically.
Known for their Nebbiolos, this Nascetta sometimes gets overlooked, but it is a stunning white wine you should certainly try. It is a selection from two estate vineyards in Monforte d’Alba: Ferrione (on a hillside facing west/southwest) and Ginestra (facing east). Altitude ranges from 440m to 460m, on a mix of clay and limestone marl. Nascetta is rare, however it is believed to be the Langhe’s true indigenous white grape.
The juice spends two days on the skins and is then fermented on indigenous yeasts in temperature-controlled tank. Malolactic conversion is blocked, before ageing for six months in tank.
Aromas of citrus and pineapple and distinct herbal notes of sage and rosemary. Medium-bodied, fresh, and lively. Pairs well with fresh sheep’s cheeses and most appetizers, or can be enjoyed as an aperitif.