"Toasty, peachy nose, honeysuckle blossom on a scorching-hot day (although less toasty on day two, more honey-melon fruit). On the palate: a triple twist of honeyed fruit, brioche toast toasted to almost char, and fine winding bitterness that tastes of dried helichrysum and dried lemon peel. Intrinsically appetising, best with food (try curly kale stir-fried in olive oil with garlic and chilli flakes, topped with a soft-boiled egg). Its citric-spined fruit, its understatement, its coir-wire energy, all playing into to an athletic, confident but understated finish. 17/20 points. (TC)"
Vinous Reverie Notes
Piedmont’s true native, white grape may be Nascetta (nass-CHET-ta), a rare gem that is slowly making a comeback in the Langhe region after being forgotten for too many years. Historically, Nascetta was made into a sweet wine (mostly for religious services) yet as a dry wine, its complexity and aromatic intensity are immediately captivating. The grapes for this cuvee come from a selection from two estate vineyards: ‘Ferrione,’ on a hillside facing west/southwest; and ‘Ginestra,’ facing east, in Monforte d’Alba. Altitude ranges from 1,440 to 1,500 feet. Soils mix: clay and limestone marl.