Francesco Brigatti, the winemaker himself, tells about this wine: Mottobello is the dialectal name of the hill on whose slopes the grape variety this wine is based on is grown.
This single-varietal white comes from the vinification of an indigenous white grape variety of Alto Piemonte that we cannot mention for copyright issues.
Uncommonly well-structured, Mottobello appear straw yellow to the eye and reveals strong notes of acacia, honey, wild flowers and basil on the nose. At the palate it stands out for its crispness and dry, flavours with mineral suggestions. Overall, fine, elegant and versatile.
Mottobello is best served cool, at 12° C.
Thanks to the particularly strong and intense sensations, detectable to the nose and palate, this wine is considered by producers and customers the redest of white wines. Mottobello is a single-varietal wine of great versatility that combines acid and mineral notes, distinguishing itself in an excellent way both as an aperitif and in combination with white meats and seafood recipes.
Composition: Greco Novarese
Profile: Alto Piemonte is an ancient territory that exudes history, culture and traditions. It stretches across four the provinces of Biella, Vercelli, Novara and Verbano-Cusio-Ossola, displaying landscapes of unparalleled beauty, including the iconic Monte Rosa, quintessence of our Alps, in the backdrop. Although still little known, these lands have all the microelements and climate needed to make the grapes we grow noble and our wines extraordinarily elegant and age-worthy. THE TERROIR The portion of the hills in the Novara province where the white grapes for our Mottobello are grown are of glacial origin and formed by fluvial-alluvial sediments rich in loam and relatively acidic. Mottobello means “Lovely Hill”. Our South-West facing vineyard covers here 2.5 acres.
Vines age: 30 years
Planting density per acre: 1,200 vines
Yield per acre: 2,800 Kg
Harvest: end of September
Vinification method: soft pressing of the grapes, 8-hour skin contact maceration, fermentation in stainless steel vessels at 17°C
Elevation: 4 months in stainless steel vessels
Refining: at least 2 months in bottle
Nose: intense notes of chamomile, jasmine, blossom and citrus fruits
Palate: medium-bodied, sapid and mineral with medium finish
Pair with: fresh cheeses, white grilled meat, fish and sea food
Serving temperature: 10 °C