100% Nascetta Grape. A white wine.
In gearing up for the Wine Century challenge, I thought I’d give this white wine from Italy a nudge. Never heard of Nascetta before. Turns out this producer has brought this grape back from the brink of extinction.
Mashed Granny Smith apples, candied lemon peel, smoky hay, nutty.
Quite perfumed. Has a steely mineral quality.
Light and lean. Residual spritz left in the wine takes this towards apple cider territory.
An okay wine. Tick the box for this variety and move on.
Woah! Had some left and tried it again the next day. Spritz has gone.
Grown in stature and is no longer shy.
Fuller, fatter wine.
Started to throw off some nice mangosteen characters.
Changed my thoughts on this wine and I now really like it.
Sometimes, you have to be patient with wine and wait for when it’s ready for you.
Approx $40 from La Vigna in Walcott Street
More information on this wine can be read here http://fringewine.blogspot.com.au/2012/07/nascetta-langhe-piemonte-italy.html
Tasted 23rd November 2012