Luigi Ferrando 2015 'La Torrazza' Erbaluce di Caluso DOCG
Item Number: 10721
Sub Region: Alto Piemonte
Appellation/AVA: Erbaluce di Caluso DOCG
Estate Grown Wine: Yes
Grape(s): 100% Erbaluce
Type: Wine - White
Bottle Size: 750 ml
Alc by Vol(%): 12.5
Viticulture: Practicing Biodynamic
Soil Type: Glacial moraine
Winemaking Notes: As with all the grapes in the Ferrando lineup, the Erbaluce is manually harvested. Harvest usually occurs in late September. The vineyards are situated in and around the village of Caluso in the heart of the Canavese district, which is known for its many lakes and the hillside vineyards which overlook them. This cuvée is fermented and aged in stainless steel with cultured yeast. The wine is not filtered until the bottling phase. Malolactic fermentation does not occur.
Tasting Notes: This is a fresh, dry, mineral-driven wine produced exclusively from the Erbaluce grape. A lightly floral nose and delicate aroma of white blossoms show on the nose. Fresh on the palate, a saline minerality and vibrant acidity coats the mouth.
About the Estate: Luigi Ferrando has long been the leading producer of wines from the Canavese region where his family's winemaking tradition goes back to 1900. He has strong ties to his local region. His attachment and commitment run deep, and have led him to collaborate with other winemakers and academics. Together, they are responsible for discovering and preserving local grape varieties and traditions that might otherwise have been lost. Luigi’s sons, Roberto and Andrea, now work with him on the estate (Roberto) and in the family’s vinoteca (Andrea) located in the heart of the city of Ivrea, the commercial hub of the Canavese region. Thus, the continuation of the Ferrando tradition has been enabled.
About the Grape: The Erbaluce grape is an ancient white variety that originates, and can only be found, in the alpine foothills of this northwestern corner of Piedmont. It has a bright acidity, an elegant underlying minerality, and a complex structure that makes it the ultimate flexible wine: producing everything from sparkling wine, through bone-dry, off-dry, and late harvest wines.