wines

Langhe DOC Nascetta

Characteristics

Thanks to research made in the last decade, it has already been discovered that in the 1800 this vine variety was renowned for its wholesome goodness. Quoted in the municipal documents related to farming in Alba and Mondovì, it was mainly used as a blending wine. In order to understand the origin of its name, it is necessary to recall some important steps, starting from 1877, when Di Rovasenda defined it as “‘Anascetta’, a very delicate grape and an exquisite wine” in the essay entitled “Saggio di un’ampelografia universale” which can still be found in the library of Dipartimento di Colture arboree of the Turin University. Later, in 1895, Fantini also presented it as a grape boasting a “fineness equal to Moscato”, while the ampelograph Giovanni Gagna coined its name, quoting it as a “great wine for vinification, used together with white Moscato and Favorita”.

Technical Sheet

Grape variety Nascetta 100%. Old indiginus Piedmontese
aromatic grape seeds.
Area of production La Morra – Verduno
Soil sand and limestone.
Altitudine 300 m s.l.m.
Exposure South-west.
Maximum grape production 80 q./ha.
Vinification skin contact for 36 hours, at low temperature (5°C) followed by a classic Fermentation period 20 days
Color pale yellow with a greenish tinge
Nose hints of flowers, citrus and tropical fruits.
Taste mineral, velvety and harmonic.
Pairings aperitifs, appetizers, fish.
Serving temperature 11°-12° C.

Technical Sheet

Gems of Langa