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Nascetta

Nascetta is white grape variety native to Piemonte region in Italy. It was, for a while, on verge of extinction, later saved by Piemontese winemakers for its potential of making great wines.

Colour, Aromas and Taste Profile

Nascetta is a white wine grape variety, with a bright yellow hue. It is known for its intense and aromatic nose, with notes of apricot, peach, and citrus. On the palate, it has a powerful flavor, with a high acidity, minerality, and a full-bodied structure.

Fresh Nascetta grapes on the vine

Regional Features & Food Pairings

Nascetta is an ancient variety, found in the Piedmont region of northwestern Italy. It is mostly grown in the Langhe hills, near the towns of Novello and Castagnole Lanze. Nascetta is a low-yielding variety, and is usually grown on terraced hillsides. The vines are trained in the Guyot system, and harvested by hand. The wines are usually fermented in stainless steel, with no oak aging. Nascetta can be made in a variety of styles, from still to sparkling. The still wines are usually bottled young, and have a bright, fruity character. The sparkling wines are made in the traditional method, and have a creamy texture and a long finish. The bright acidity and intense aromas of Nascetta make it an ideal wine for food pairing. It pairs well with seafood, salads, and light pasta dishes.

Foods to pair with Nascetta:

Salad
Fish
Asian food
Light meat
Pasta
Fun Fact about Nascetta
Nascetta is a rare variety, with only a few producers making wine from it. The wines are unique, and have a distinctive character that sets them apart from other Italian whites.

Top Wines with Nascetta

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Luigi Baudana Langhe Bianco 'Dragon'

Luigi Baudana

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The Dragon symbolizes bravery, and this artwork was the final creation of our beloved Gianni Gallo, in line with his aspirations. Langhe DOC Bianco Dragon by Luigi Baudana is a unique field blend of white varieties grown side by side in Piedmont. Dragon grapes, the most precious, are harvested first each year. Fermentation takes place in vertical vats over 7-15 days, followed by aging in stainless-steel tanks until spring, allowing the wine to reach full harmony. It offers a pale yellow color, dry aromas of stone, flowers, and grass, a slightly savory and fresh taste with warm undertones, defining our Langhe Bianco.
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Food Pairing:
asian cuisine
fish
grilled vegetables
seafood
sushi
appetizers
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Bottle of Elvio Cogno Anas-Cëtta Langhe Nascetta di Novello from search results

Elvio Cogno Anas-Cëtta Langhe Nascetta di Novello

Elvio Cogno

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Elvio Cogno Anas-Cëtta Langhe Nascetta di Novello is a white wine produced by the renowned Elvio Cogno winery in the Langhe appellation of Piedmont, Italy. The wine is made from the Nascetta grape variety, which is grown in the Novello vineyard, known for its sandy soils and southern exposure. The winemaking process involves a gentle pressing of the grapes and fermentation in stainless steel tanks, followed by aging on the lees for several months. The resulting wine is a fresh and aromatic expression of the Nascetta grape, with notes of white flowers, citrus, and herbs. It is a perfect match for seafood dishes and light appetizers.
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Food Pairing:
fish
salads
cheeses
grilled chicken
asian cuisine
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