Poderi Cellario ‘E Orange’ 1L

£23.90

Fausto and Cinzia Cellario are 3rd generation winemakers in the village of Carru` on the western outskirts of the Langhe.  The family believes in only working with local, indigenous Piemontese grape varieties and fiercely defends local winemaking traditions both in the vineyard work and the cellar practices.  The Cellario vineyard holdings cover some 30 ha between 5 different vineyard sites covering the southern Langhe. With holdings in Novello and Monforte, the Dogliani plot is arguably the family’s most prestigious land and they would be considered Dolcetto specialists.  Vineyard work is organic (soon to be certified) and all the fermentation takes place with indigenous yeasts. Sulfur is only added in tiny quantities at bottling if necessary (a practice not common with a winery in this mid-size range).

The Baffone (means big moustache!) is a blend of Nascetta (a rare native Piemontese variety with excellent skins for maceration) and Moscato giallo vinified dry. The must was skin contact during primary fermentation (~5 days) in stainless steel before being bottled with conserved passito must to induce secondary fermentation; Cellario makes a small amount of late-harvest wine and he uses these dried grapes to kick start the bottle fermentation. No sulfur added and no disgorgement.

For a fantastic summer sip, remember to give this wine a good shake! Revealing a cloudy pale tan hue, it offers a delicate aroma reminiscent of peaches and cream. Upon tasting, expect a gentle hint of tannin accompanied by moderate acidity, with notes of chalk, saline, and a subtle interplay of orange blossom and white grapefruit. Plus, there’s a hint of funk to keep things interesting.

Alcohol – 12% ABV

*Practising Organic and Biodynamic

*Natural Winemaking

*Suitable for Vegetarians and Vegans

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