Estate: In a small town in northern Piedmont, about 30 kilometers north of Turin, on the border with Valle d’Aosta, the Ferrando family has been crafting wines for 5 generations. Their dedication to family tradition, quality and indigenous grapes has made them a pioneering force in bringing the Erbaluce grape [native to the Alpine foothills of northwestern Piemonte] to notoriety. The preservation of local grapes and winemaking techniques is now passing from Luigi Ferrando to his sons Roberto and Andrea. The estate remains one of the few non-cooperatives in the area. Although not certified, the vineyards are farmed using organic and biodynamic methods.
Winemaking: Soils are glacial in origin, composed of “silico-aluminium-alkaline elements, sandy and very poor in, or completely devoid of, lime. In general it is soil heavily mixed to stones and round and smooth pebbles”. Fermented in stainless steel tanks, refined in the bottle.
Tasting Notes: Gold in colour with aromas of apple, lemon, buttery bread, a trace of white flowers and flinty minerality. Yellow apple, granny smith apple, saline minerality and a hint of pie crust skate over racy acidity. Bitter almond and grapefruit linger on the dry finish. Interesting, engaging and fresh.
Pairing Suggestions from the Winery: Appetizers, bisques, and seafood pasta dishes.
Erbaluce di Caluso DOCG
Bottled by Ferrando Azienda Vitivinicola