Canavese DOC Rosso
Today it is a rare vine, but Neretto di San Giorgio will definitely have been the most common grape variety at the time of the “Goveno dei Trecarli” in the Canavese district. It was the beginning of the 19th century: Carlo Bossi, Carlo Botta and Carlo Giulio, three Piedmontese Jacobeans, seized power and would walk back and forth on a hill behind our winery to discuss politics and decide their strategies. It is stilled called the “collina dei Tre Carli” (the hill of the Three Carlos), today. In the days of the three Carlos, everyone undoubtedly drank Neretto. It was the most common grape. Today it is a niche wine, made in very limited quantities, resulting from research aimed at rediscovering the native grape varieties of the Province of Turin.
Neretto di San Giorgio
Pergoletta, in moraine soils. Altitude: approx. 350 m above sea level Exposure: southerly Average age: 20 years
12 months in second-passage barriques, six months in the bottle
In the cellar
Neretto di San Giorgio grapes are selected in the vineyards and vinified separately. Traditional vinification for reds, with maceration for seven days, pumping over and délestage. Malo-lactic fermentation exclusively in wood.
In the glass
Colour: bright ruby red with purplish highlights.
Bouquet: fruity, vinous and ample, with notes of raspberry and redcurrants.
Palate: vigorous and lively fruity sensation, with outstanding substance and a good tannic vein. Excellent aftertaste of liquorice. Good structure and dry finish.
Ideal with red and white meats, also grilled, traditional Piedmontese first courses, such as tufeja (bean soup with pork rind), and tasty sauces