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Colline Novaresi DOC Vespolina - 2020

Vespolina is an Italian red wine grape often used for blending with Nebbiolo and Croatina. The variety is primarily grown in Colline Novaresi (Novara hills) and Gattinara, Piedmont. Vespolina is a low-yielding variety thought to be the offspring of Nebbiolo. It has Nebbiolo's spicy characteristics, although its tannins tend to be softer. It is an intriguing combination of dark spices, pepper, cardamom, cloves and ginger. It has redcurrant, blueberry and raspberry fragrances with subtle and delicate floral notes of iris. Taste is fresh and tasty with a spicy and warm aftertaste.

  • Brand: Davide Carlone
  • Region:Piedmont
  • Sub-Region:Novara
  • Commune/Village:Grignasco
  • Varietal:Vespolina
  • Color:Red
  • Alcohol:14.0%
  • Size:750ml

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  • Country:Italy
  • How much so2 added:35 mg/l
  • Climate:Sun exposure is south, south-west with an altitude of 400-460m asl. This cooler climate creates wines that have slightly less body but incredible finesse, elegance, and longevity.
  • Harvest Technique:Hand harvested
  • Soil:gravelly soils
  • Vineyard Size:0.5 ha
  • Vine Age (year planted):2007
  • Fermentation:Immediately after harvesting, the grapes are destemmed and pressed. The maceration takes place on skins for about 8 days in steel tanks. After racking, the malolactic fermentation, forced by temperature, takes place with natural autochthonous yeasts. Extremely low sulphite dosage.
  • Elevage:12 months in stainless steel tanks. Released at least 1 year after harvesting.
  • Winemaker Name:Davide Carlone
  • Finning & Filtration:No
  • Producer Website:https://davidecarlone.com/
  • Total Production:400 cases
  • Sustainable Certificates:We use cover crops, drip irrigation and process ponds to conserve water. Composting, recycling and reuse of materials to minimize waste and preserve local ecosystems and wildlife habitats.
  • Sustainable Practice:Yes

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