Bottega Vinai Trentino Nosiola 2019, Cavit
Italy / Trentino
Andy's Tasting Notes
Crisp and dry with an appealing floral aroma and flavours of apple, peach, pear, honey, spice and almond. Delicate and understate, yet not bland.
Nosiola – a little known northern Italian grape variety with an elegant yet characterful personality.
Production notes: Grapes are grown on the slopes of the Calavino hills in the Valle dei Laghi, where there is a large difference between day and night temperatures, which produces crisp, aromatic wines. Most of the grapes are grown in a small zone near Toblino in the hills above Trento. After careful selection of the bunches, they are softly pressed and undergo temperature-controlled fermentation in stainless steel. The wine is released after around 4 months refinement.
Price per bottle £9.60
Cavit is a leading co-operative in the mountainous Trentino region of northeast Italy. The winery began as a consortium of associated grape growers in 1950, with a dedicated winery at Ravina di Trento built in 1964. Today it unites 11 separate cellars and their combined 4,500 grape growers across 7,000 hectares of vineyard, to produce an impressively broad portfolio from an intriguing palette of indigenous and international grape varieties. Trentino has a much higher proportion of wines produced as DOC than any other region in Italy – an average of 80% of the region’s wines have a DOC classification, compared to around 30% elsewhere in the country. Remarkably, Cavit accounts for 60% of this region’s wine production and they advise and supervise all aspects of this production from the vineyard to the bottle.
Food matchCrab/prawn on toast