ORSOLANI

 
 

 San Giorgio Canavese
Turin - Piedmont - Italy

In the Alpina foothills of Northwest Piedmont, Gian Luigi Orsolani and his father, Francesco have been the pride of the area since 1967, they are the 3rd and 4th generations of the families winery. They are one of just a handful of producers still working with erbaluce, the Orsolani family name is synonymous with the local white variety. Respect for nature is the base of working, to minimize the impact on territory and safeguard health for us and for our customers. We use only organic fertilizers and low environmental impact treatments, according to EU rules. Works in vineyards are mainly manual with little use of tractors; in the cellar the use of enological products is minimal and energy is almost fully generated by a photovoltaic station with an expected yearly reduction of CO2 emissions of 20 tons. Also in their stunning repertoire: sparkling spumante of erbaluce, refreshing rosé and reds to rival the region’s best.

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Erbaluce di Caluso Spumante docg M.C. "Aurora"  (vintage)

Vintage Metodo Classico Erbaluce Spumante at it's best, this is what dreams are made of.  The first fermentation is partly in wood barrels and partly in stainless steel tanks, while the second fermentation in bottle occurs in the next Spring. Bottles are at a controlled temperature in conditioned cells. Refining on the lees for until it reaches a pleasant maturity.  Ripe aromas of bread crust and dried fruit tones.High-density mouthfeel with honey, hazelnut and mineral notes.

 
 
 
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Erbaluce di Caluso “La Rustia” DOCG

“La Rustia” means "the roasted” in the local Piemontese dialect, named in  reference to the sloped vineyard’s ideal location for maximum sun exposure.  100% Erbaluce, fermented in stainless steel; a complex white wine with delicate layers of peach, melon, grapefruit and citrus rounded out with notes of essential oils, sage, lavender, and flowers.  Dry and zippy; pairs well with lighter foods.

 
 
 

"Acinisparsi" Canavese doc

Barbera Nebbiolo blend with 15% native varieties including  Neret of Bairo.  An easy going wine that is respectful to the local traditions.  good ripeness of the fruit, elegant aromas of black cherry, small red fruits such as currant, floral notes and a light memory of plum jam, austere balsamic notes but integrated in a balanced way with a noble and immediate tannin, pleasantly confused with a final sensation of sweetness.