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Erbaluce di Caluso "La Torrazza", Ferrando - 2015

Item # 43232 750mL
$16.96/ Single Bottle
$203.52 $183.17/ Case of 12
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Tasting Notes

Luigi Ferrando makes the benchmark example of Erbaluce, the indigenous white grape from the foothills of the Alps, in northern Piedmont. Golden orchard fruit and uniquely Piedmontese flavors of bitter almond and resin are energized by charcoal minerals, vibrant acidity, and a rich texture.


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About the Producer

Piedmont, Italy Luigi Ferrando has long been the leading winemaker of the Canvese, where his family's winemaking tradition goes back to 1900. He has strong ties to his local region, and his attachment has led him to collaborate with other winemakers and academics. They are responsible for discovering and preserving local winemaking traditions that might otherwise have been lost. His sons,...

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Astor's Glossary of Terms

Piedmont

The most famous grape in Piedmont is the noble Nebbiolo, which makes the long-lived Barolo and Barbaresco. There are plenty of Nebbiolo-based wines that are quite enjoyable in their youth, however, often produced in smaller, lesser-known regions such as Ghemme or Gattinara. Several other Piedmontese grapes make striking and delicious wines: Pelaverga produces light-colored reds with distinctive...

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Erbaluce

This white variety, grown in northern Piedmont's Caluso, produces refreshing, light, dry varietal wines. It's best known, however, for its hard-to-find, sweet rendition: Caluso passito.