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Orsolani Erbaluce di Caluso La Rustia 2014

Orsolani Erbaluce di Caluso La Rustia 2014

750ML    
Sku: 043872

Longer hang-time, allows for a riper, “roasted” (hence, La Rustia) base fruit in this delicious Erbaluce from Orsolani. After harvesting the golden grapes, vilification occurs in stainless steel vats. The Orsolani family has devoted four generations to the study and crafting of the Canavese varietal, and their expertise is reflected in this superlative incarnation of Erbaluce.

This a wine with real character, with body, weight, and presence. It is rich and layered yet dry on the palate. There is a pear and white apple blossom character to the aroma. The taste unfolds in waves of mineral and tart fruit in the extended finish.

This wine could work effectively with salads featuring a bold cheese (Roquefort, feta etc.) toasted walnuts, and apple, pear, or grapes. But it has enough dexterity to accompany a rather wide range of foods.

Tasting notes
Colour: Pale yellow with light yellow shades. Nose: Quite strong fragrance, sage mixed with aromatic herbs, and with very pleasant fruity notes of fresh cut pear and ripe grapefruit. Palate: Serious, consistent, very persistent with a pleasant mineral finish.

Review
Excellent expression of the local grape, from a fourth-generation winemaking family. Grassy notes and luscious acidity make it a winner as an aperitif or at the table.

Wine maker notes
The Caluso, Canavese and Carema DOCs might not roll off the tongue immediately, but they’re proof (were it needed) that there’s more to Piedmont’s wines than just Barolo. The Orsolani family name is synonymous with the local white variety, Erbaluce, but Gianluigi specializes in this and more: sparkling spumante, refreshing rosé and reds to rival the region’s best all form part of his stunning repertoire.

Technical notes
“La Rustìa” refers to the “roasted” or ripest bunches of Erbaluce. Vines are trained in the traditional pergola style. Vinification and maturation take place in temperature-controlled stainless-steel.

Food pairing
With appetizers and first courses; very good with soups and rice, with delicate cooking of lake or other fish, fresh shellfish and any kind of vegetables.

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Country: Italy
Region: Piedmont
Sub-Region: Caluso
Grape Varietal: Erbaluce
Type: Still wine
Classification: DOCG

Reg. $21.99
On Sale $19.99
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