Colla Langhe Riesling 2019Regular price £21.75
A rare example of great Italian Riesling from a small plot of 30 year old vines on Colla's Cascine Drago estate. A dry, mineral style capable of long ageing.
Region: Langhe, Piemonte
Food Match: Serve as an aperitif, with light fish based dishes or Risotto a l'herbe
Made from Riesling grapes cultivated in Poderi Colla's Cascine Drago Estate in Alba. The vineyard faces west-northwest and is around 350 metres above sea level. The vines were planted in 1987. Vine density is 4,000 plants per hectare and average yield is 5,000 litres per hectare. The hand-selected Riesling grapes are soft-pressed and allowed to settle at 8 to 10 degrees C for 24 hours. The must is then fermented in stainless steel at a controlled temperature of 22 degrees C maximum. This is followed by a partial malolactic fermentation and the wine is left on the lees for a few months. Finally, the wine is cooled and clarified before being bottled in the spring.