2020 Cieck Erbaluce di Caluso DOCG

Responsibly Farmed
Hidden Gem
Classic in Style

Although red wines from Piedmont tend to get all of the attention, the bright and tasty Erbaluce di Caluso variety promises to capture the attention of high-acid white wine lovers everywhere. The grape’s roots likely date back to Roman times, and today, just a mere handful of producers are cultivating it—making this affordable, super refreshing wine all the more special.

Family owned, native yeast fermentation, and aged on the lees in neutral wood for 18 months prior to release. 

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White
  • Tasting Notes citrus, pear, green apple, straw, dried herbs
  • Variety Erbaluce
  • Region Italy, Piedmont
  • Volume 750ml
  • Alcohol Volume 13%
  • Table Talk The name Erbaluce comes from the Italian words for light (luce) and grass (erba). While some believe the name pays homage to the vines’ leafy tendencies and need for ample sunlight, others credit it to the wines’ luminous color in the glass.

$26.00

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We are in San Giorgio Canavese, Piedmont, between the towns of Turin and Ivrea, where we cultivate 13 hectares of vineyards. Our grapes are almost all Erbaluce, an ancient white grape variety native to the Canavese district. The rest are also native varieties: Nebbiolo, Barbera, Neretto and Freisa. What makes this area special is the use of the “pergola” vine training system, which creates large canopies in the vineyard. With this system we have to reach up to harvest the grapes. The estate was established in 1985, just a few kilometres from San Giorgio, in Aglié. Initially, it was just for fun. The intention was to become a small producer of sparkling wine. Remo, a typewriter designer for Olivetti and the son of farmers, travelled to France to learn how to make sparkling wine. In 1985, he set up the estate with just a few hectares of vineyard and vinified his first harvest: just over 2,500 bottles of Erbaluce Metodo Classico. It was released for sale in 1987. This was the debut of the Cieck estate, named after the old farmhouse in Aglié where it all began. Since then, we have moved to the locality of Castagnola, in San Giorgio Canavese. (Sourced from Winery)