Vigneti delle Dolomiti IGT
Nosiola is the only autochthonous white variety in Trentino, known to be existing since the 16th century in the region. Although the origin of the name has not been clarified yet, for most experts it derives from “Nocciola” (hazelnut), due to the color of the grapes and the stalk when ripe. Others believe that the aroma of the wines reminiscent wild hazelnuts. What we know is that it is a versatile variety, which like few others can produce both great world class sweet wines and still white wines, with a savory character and a crisp acidity that can age for many decades.
Once widespread throughout the Trentino region, Nosiola was mainly grown on the Pressano hill and in the Valle dei Laghi. Recently the variety has undergone a strong downsizing in favor of international varieties so much to become almost “rare”. Today it covers an area of only 65 ha. As an independent winegrower rooted in our territory and our traditions, we are happy to contribute to its preservation.
GRAPES, Nosiola 100%
VINEYARD, Hills of Pressano at 500 m
SOIL, Dolomite Rock
VINIFICATION, few days maceretion, fermentation in steel tank and large acacia barrels
AGING, on fine lees in large acacia barrels
PRODUCTION, 10,000 bottles depending on the vintage