Cultivation area: Langhe
Grape variety: 100% Nascetta
Vinification: brief cold maceration followed by soft pressing
Aging: 6 months in steel vats 3 months in bottle
Serve at: 10/12 °C
The fame of the hills in the Langhe is primarily linked to their production of some of the great red wines but over the last decade, white wines have also come to occupy an important place on the Langhe wine scene. Nascetta, a grape variety historically cultivated in the Commune of Novello, had almost entirely disappeared and only the tenacity of some local producers enabled it to be saved and restored to its rightful place amongst single-variety winemaking. Its strong connection with the region is at the heart of l’’Astemia Pentita’s wine making.
It has an elegant and fragrant texture with fresh floral notes, linked to Nascetta’s aromatic heritage, which chase and alternate with more sulphuric sensations from which a complex and enjoyable perfume is derived. On the palate a good and persistent structure. A delicate, harmonious and lightly acidic wine with a savoury touch which makes it almost salty. Very pleasant when young, this wine also has excellent aging potential.