The owner of a fantastic wine shop by my sister suggested she try Ca’nova Giada Codecasa Rugiada Colline Novaresi Bianco 2012. She was picking out various wines for holiday parties and he recommended it as a lovely palate cleanser in between courses, or to enjoy with light snacks. Crafted from 100% Erbaluce grapes, I was enthusiastic to give it a pour, as I am slightly obsessed with hard to find Italian grapes. Indigenous to the Piedmont region, Erbaluce is known for its combination of bright acidity, dryness and bountiful fruit flavours, most commonly those of apple.
Ca’nova Giada Codecasa is a small, family estate with about 10 hectares of vineyards located in the Novara hills and Ghemme in the northeastern region of Piedmont. With a “passion for wine and for good soil”, the vineyards are rich in glacial sediments, specifically those of morainic clay, which is one of the features attracting the family to the estate when they founded it in 1996.
Pale yellow in colour with delicate aromas of apple and white flowers. Golden apple and sweet tropical fruits were balanced by dry minerals and hints of bitter almond in the succinct finish. Simple and refreshing, this is a good companion with appetizers or light dishes.
Colline Novaresi /Piedmont
Bottled by Azienda Agricola Codecasa Giada, Bogogno, Novara
$13 [Average price]
Enjoy now thru 2015