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Cortese Piemonte DOC

Castelvero is named after the Antica Contea di Castelvero, a count who once lived on the hills near Castel Boglione, and has carried this name since 1970. The Castelvero philosophy is to ­pursue the highest possible quality in the vineyard. Most of the work is done manually, including the rigorous grape selection that takes place during the harvest. A team of three agronomists ­apply vineyard management techniques with low environmental impact and use organic ­methods wherever possible. Castelvero has the capacity to vinify even the smallest lots individually, and wines from each site are handled separately.

Owner: Claudio Manera
Website: www.araldicavini.com
Winemaker: Claudio Manera
Type: White wine
Varietals: 100% Cortese

Orientation: South-West
Trellising: Guyot
Vines/Acre: 1,618-1,820
Yield/Acre: 3,035 L
Soil: Calcareous clay

Traditional white wine vinification in stainless steel tanks. Fermentation for 20 days at 18 °C

Aging Process
3 months in stainless steel tanks, plus 6 months in the bottle before the release

Tasting Notes
Color: Pale yellow with green reflections
Bouquet: The bouquet on the nose is fresh, with primary fruit aromas of green apples, ripe grapefruit and lime
Flavor: On the palate is light -bodied and elegant, with lightly honeyed and lemony notes. The finish is fresh and crisp with citrus flavors and mineral touches
Pairings: Ideal with grilled white meat, salads, white fish and shellfish or simply alone as an aperitif.

Alcohol Content: 12%
Serving Temperature: 52°F
Production: 200,000 bottles