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2016 Nas-Cetta, San Silvestro

2016 Nas-Cetta, San Silvestro
ref. SANS160 NOV18

Wine Variety: A white grape autochthonous to a small area of Piedmont around the hamlet of Novello, Nascetta's standing has grown greatly in recent years and plantings are spreading to other parts of the region. That's not to say that it is an easy project, since the vine is highly susceptible to various fungal diseases and it also gives measly yields of fruit. However, the end results speak for themselves and justify the effort.

Wine Region: Piedmont is in the north west of Italy lying, as the name suggests, at the foot of the Alps; it was part of the Kingdom of Savoy. The greatest red wines of Italy - Barolo, Barbaresco and other Nebbiolo-based liquids - all come from here. The food of Piedmont can be very good, although locals have a curious reverence for Russian salad...

Wine Producer: The winery of San Silvestro has been governed by the Sartirano family for four generations and specialises in indigenous Piemontese varieties. They are based in Novello, from where Nascetta comes. In addition to 7 hectares of their own vineyards they also have contracts with local grape growers with whom they work closely to control the quality of the fruit they buy. 

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Style
Style:
Dry White - rich
  Grape Variety
Grape Variety:
Nascetta
  Producer
Producer:
San Silvestro
  Serving Temperature
Serving Temperature:
9°C
Alcohol Content
Alcohol Content:
13%
  Country
Country:
Italy
  Appellation
Appellation:
Langhe
  Drink By Date
Drink By:
2020
Bottle Size
Bottle Size:
75cl
  Region
Region:
Piedmont
  Colour
Colour:
Still White
  Food
Food:
  • Aperitif

wine tasting notesTasting Notes:

Pale, positive, lemon gold colour. There’s a pleasing density to the aromas, even at this temperature. Lots of character on the nose. I can find slightly glue-y nut aromas, as well as sweet spice and dried fruits: apricot and russet apple. There’s also a hint of something sweetshop about it: rhubarb and custard boiled sweets. The palate is rich and dry and has that sweet shop and apple character to the fruit. A most singular wine from this obscure Piemontese variety. Hint of something smoky. There’s a fine tilth to the texture within and acidity is cached, medium and citrus: green orange, perhaps. Decent length. A curio, for sure. But a very pleasant one.

#3wordtastingnote: apple, nut, dense

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