LANGHE NAS-CËTTA FROM THE COMMUNE OF NOVELLO DOC
A unique local, a great semiaromatic white in a land of reds, which has found in Le Strette one of the protagonists of its rediscovery.
The Nas-cëtta di Novello is a unique wine, a tribute to the territory, an added value to the variety of wines of the Langhe region. Son of an ancient white grape variety with roots in Novello soil, that almost disappeared until a few years ago.
IN THE VINEYARDCommune of Novello – Locality Pasinotti, Bergera, Pezzole and Tarditi
Altitude: from 350 to 420m above sea level
Soil: soils of calcareous base with different infiltrations of sand and clay.
Vine: Nascetta (Nas-cëtta, as we say in Novello)
Planting density: 4,200 – 4,500 plants/hectare
Raising system: espalier with simple Guyot pruning.
Year of planting: 1948, 1983, 2009, 2014, 2016
IN THE CELLARCrushing and destemming
Cold pre-fermentative maceration and following soft pressing
Slow and regular fermentation in steel vats at 18°C
Aging on noble lees for at least 6 months before bottling in late spring-summer
IN THE GLASSStraw yellow color, with pleasant golden reflections; nice intensity
Complex and elegant aromatic profile with notes of flowers, acacia honey, citrus fruits and aromatic herbs. It expresses slight hints of Muscat, more marked in its youth, to testify the semi-aromaticity of the vine.
Savory and persistent on the palate, with good freshness and excellent mineral structure