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Ferrando ‘La Torrazza’ Erbaluce di Caluso DOCG 2018

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: Grapes are from a 4 hectare, south facing, steep vineyard in the commune of Borgomasino. 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”. Vinified in stainless steel, aged for about 8 months on the fine lees.

Tasting Notes: Gold in colour, with aromas of lemon custard, flinty minerality, fresh herbs and citrus blossom. Pear, lemon and steely minerality are glossed by racy acidity; lemon and bitter almond linger between each sleek, fresh sip.

100% Erbaluce
Erbaluce di Caluso DOCG
Italy
Bottled by Ferrando s.a.s Società Agricola
12.5% Alcohol
$18

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