White wines

Langhe Riesling Hérzu

Typology: Langhe D.O.C. Riesling
Municipality: Cigliè (CN)
Surface: 3.5 hectare | 8.6486 acer
Variety: 100% Riesling Renano
Year of planting: 1995 - 1998 - 2004 - 2010 - 2013
Vines per hectar: 5,500
Exposure: South-East
Altitude: 500 - 550 MASL
Soil structure: : lime, calcareous with lots of Langa stones
Average annual production: 27,000 bottles of 0.75 L, 300 magnum of 1.5 L, 15 double magnum of 3 L
Harvest period: beginning of October

The grapes are harvested by hand and placed into small plastic baskets, where they will then be brought to the winery. They will undergo a light crushing followed by a soft pressing.
The alcoholic fermentation will take place in vertical stainless steel tanks at a temperature of 16°C for about 40 days. Fermenting with a low temperature helps to maintain a small amount of residual sugar which helps give the true expression of Riesling. Then after the temperature will be lowered further to prevent the wine from undergoing any malo-lactic fermentation. The wine will rest on its lees for another 6 months without any bâtonnage. The wine will be ready for bottling in May.

Color: medium intensity of straw yellow with green reflections
Nose: tropical fruits with nuances go towards that of savory herbs, minerality.
Palate: full bodied with good fruit, and good structure playing with the acidity and sweetness from the residual sugar, which gives a long finish very fresh and persistent. Pairings: great with raw seafood dishes, seafood appetizers in general, cooked fish dishes and soups.

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