Colour: A brilliant deep straw-yellow with greenish reflections
Grape: Erbaluce – Vineyards situated on the thills of the town of Cuceglio – Turin
Profile: Typical wine from the area around Caluso in the North of Turin Province. Vine growing in this area has ancient origins and Erbaluce is one of the oldest vines from Piedmont. It seems that it was known since Romans times with the name of “Alba lux”. First sure news date back up to 1606, when Giovan Battista Croce, jeweller of His Highness the Duke Carlo Emanuele I, in one of his works describe its inimitable features.
Only the vines which grow on soils with good exposition and with morainal origin, are considered capable to produce this wine. It is the first white Piedmontese wine, which in 1967 received the Denomination of Controlled Origin appellation.
Maturation in stainless tanks, 4 months refining in bottle
Nose: Intense fruity aroma with peaches and watermelon predominance, hints of dandelion and elder flowers, lightly aromatic with golden apple finish
Taste: Full, well balanced sweetness and acidity, intense hints of bread crust and honey; long ending with abundance of acacia flowers, pineapple and traces of citrus fruits
Pairing: It accompanies, exalting and adding value, both starters based on vegetables and beans, and light first plates, white meat and goat fresh cheeses, and full meals based on fish and shellfish. For its marked acidity and freshness, it is excellent also as aperitif