Langhe Nascetta DOC
Grape varietal: Nascetta
Vineyard of origin: Monforte d’Alba
Planting layout: 2.30 x 0.90 m
Altitude: 230 metres a.s.l.
Vine training technique: guyot
Age of vines: 5 years
Yield per hectare: 75 quintals/ha
Soil: limestone – clay
Vinification: traditional in temperature controlled tanks
Ageing: 6 months in stainless steel tanks and on the yeasts
Further ageing: 2 months in the bottle
Sensory characteristics: Straw yellow colour with greenish reflections. Intense bouquet with floral aromas of iris and acacia flowers, and fruity scents of apple, grapefruit, tropical fruits and honey. Fresh, savoury and slightly bitter palate. Pleasant aftertaste of citrus fruits.
Nascetta is an ancient autochtonous varietal of the Alba region. It lost its importance with the passing of time with the risk of losing it completely. It is now being gradually reevaluated.