Davide Carlone Vespolina Colline Novaresi 2020
Vespolina is a fascinating grape with a bright future. One of the genetic parents of Nebbiolo, Vespolina is a better performer in drier, well-drained soils (the sand and gravel of Boca are its friends), has bright acidity, usually 1-2g/L higher than Nebbiolo, a lower pH, and a beautifully original and noble aroma of white pepper (due to the rotundone molecule, the same found in Syrah or Grüner Veltliner, and in white and black pepper).
Winery: Azienda Agricola Davide Carlone
Farming: Practicing organic
Year Vines Were Planted: Around 1935
Maturation: 18 months in stainless steel, two months in bottle