Erbaluce di Caluso DOCG Passito
Passito was the wine served on special occasions: it was made and opened only to celebrate births or weddings, an anniversary to remember or when a son left home for military service. Our Passito Alladium Riserva reflects these old traditions. It is made only in the best years: the grapes are selected bunch by bunch. It spends at least 10 years in the barrel. Just a few bottles, a unique wine for life’s more important moments.
Pergola, in moraine soils. Altitude: approx. 320 m above sea level Exposure: south, south-westerly Average age: 30 years
At least 10 years
In the cellar
Work begins in the vineyard, where the best bunches of Erbaluce grapes are selected, the healthiest ones, with the thinnest berries, well-coloured by the sun. The grapes are dried naturally, according to an ancient local tradition, which involves hanging the bunches on special supports in ventilated rooms, hampering attack by mould and harmful bacteria, without however preventing noble rot from developing In January, we carefully check and select the bunches of grapes, which are delicately pressed in a small wooden press, the cold must settles and then fermentation begins. After ageing in small oak barrels for at least ten years, the wine undergoes a further six months of bottle ageing.
In the glass
Bouquet: enveloping, with sensations of dried fruit and nuts, chestnut honey, candied fruit and roast coffee beans.
Palate: full and enveloping, with a particularly deep taste and an almond finish.
Pastries, dried fruit and nuts, blue cheeses, terrines and pâtés. A wine for meditation. An unusual aperitif. Serve in small, stemmed glasses. Ideal temperature: 12 – 14°C.