2010 Elivo Cogno “Anas-Cetta” Nascetta. Langhe, Italy. 13%

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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.

Day 2

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

About Perth Wine Enthusiast

Casual observations of a Perth wine enthusiast. I am a recently turned 40 husband to a wonderful wife and father to 3 fantastic children. When work and family are not occupying me, my thoughts frequently turn towards two of my other passions in life, wine and food.

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