San Fereolo 2015 'Coste del Riavolo' Langhe Bianco DOC
Item Number: 13295
Sub Region: Langhe
Appellation/AVA: Langhe DOC
Estate Grown Wine: Yes
Grape(s): 80% Gewurztraminer / 20% Riesling
Type: Wine - White
Bottle Size: 750 ml
Alc by Vol(%): 13.5
Viticulture: Certified Biodynamic
Soil Type: Limestone
Elevation: 500 meters
Winemaker Notes: Nicoletta Bocca has been the driving force at San Fereolo since she acquired the property in 1992, during which time she has mastered the terroir of her Valdibà subzone and completed the conversion to certified biodynamic (Demeter).
Winemaking Notes: The lone white of the estate is from a steeply-sloped, north-facing parcel just below the winery, an an elevation of 500 meters. It is mostly Gewurztraminer (the Riesling vines are dying due to disease), which is co-fermented with spontaneous yeast in a large wood vat after a 5-day maceration. After 24 to 30 months in a mix of large barrels, it spends a year in bottle. The wine undergoes full malolactic fermentation.
Tasting Notes: Riesling and Gewurztraminer are fascinating aromatic varieties with very distinct personalities, both capable of passing the test of time and developing unique aromas. This wine is rich in material and texture, with a freshness and acidity that speaks to both the Riesling character and the mineral soil.