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Cantina Bianchi
Winery Wines Files 8

Weißwein 2019 Colline Novaresi DOC "Luminae", Piedmont, Italy

Type: Weißwein (White wine)
Quantity: 0.75 L
Alcohol content: 13%
Price: 12.00 €
Bottle closure: Natural cork
Maturing: stainless steel
Registration number: #BB.-L20041

Wine Review Report:

wein.plus rating: very good (87 WP) What our ratings mean
Last reviewed: 26 March, 2020
Best to drink: Bis 2021+. What our ratings mean
Editor note: Cool, planty to herbaceous nose with restrained, light yellow-fruity notes. Clear, tangy, light fruit, slightly nutty and yeasty tones, very fine, lively acidity, herbal spice in the background, floral nuances, quite clear minerality, persistent, has freshness but also character, very good, fine juicy finish with bite and minerality. A pleasure

DOC area for red wines, rosé wines and white wines in the Italian region of Piedmont in the province of Novara. The zone covers around 200 hectares of vineyards in the municipalities of Agrate Conturbia, Barengo, Boca, Bogogno, Borgomanero, Briona, Cavaglietto, Cavaglio d'Agogna, Cavallirio, Cressa, Cureggio, Fara Novarese, Fontaneto d'Agogna, Gattico, Ghemme, Grignasco, Maggiora, Marano Ticino, Mezzomerico, Oleggio, Prato Sesia, Romagnano Sesia, Sizzano, Suno, Vaprio d'Agogna and Veruno.

The Bianco is produced 100% varietally from the Erbaluce variety. Rosso and Rosato (both also as Novello) are produced from the Spanna = Nebbiolo...

The region of Piedmont (Italian: Piemonte) with its capital Turin is located in the extreme northwest of Italy. With over 25,000 km² of land area, it is the second largest after Sicily. The beginnings of viticulture go back to the Celtic people of the Taurines (who gave the capital its name) and to the Ligurians. The Romans already knew of Piedmontese wines (from Gattinara, among others), but Pliny the Elder (23-79), a polymath and also a wine writer, does not mention a single one in his list of the best ancient wines. It was not until the Middle Ages that the wines from here, produced primarily by the monasteries, became...

Italy is one of the oldest wine-growing countries, with origins dating back at least to 1,000 BC. At that time, the Etruscans appeared in central Italy and settled areas of the four present-day regions of Abruzzo, Lazio, Tuscany and Umbria. The origin of Italian wine culture lies primarily in Greek colonisation, which brought Greek viticultural culture to the peninsula beginning in the 10th century BC on the island of Sicily as well as Campania and Calabria. The Greeks brought many of their grape varieties with them and named the land...

The white grape variety originates from Italy. Synonyms are Albaluce, Bian Roustì, Bianchera, Erbalucente, Erbalucente Bianca, Erbalus, Greco, Greco Bianco di Novara, Greco Novarese, Trebbiano Perugino, Trebbiano Verde dell'Umbria and Uva Rustìa. The name comes from the Latin "Alba lux" (light of dawn), which refers to the small, hard-skinned and whitish shiny berries that tend to rosin. This makes them excellent for sweet wines in the style of a passito made from dried grapes. That the variety originated in Greece is an unproven hypothesis. It was first mentioned under the name Elbalus in 1606, the exact origin is probably the...

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