Country: Italy Region: Piemonte Vintage: 2020
Category: White Wine Color: White
"When Antonio Deltetto took over from his father in his early twenties in 1977, he was fresh from university and full of new winemaking ideas that his father's meticulous cultivation of traditional varieties allowed him to develop. This spirit of innovation has stayed with him and he has passed this on to his children Carlo, Cristina and Claudia, who now all work for the estate.
The estate covers 15 hectares of vineyard in the Roero, the gently hilly region on the northern bank of the Tanaro. The soil is sandier in this area and, as a result, the wines are more aromatic and less structured than those from the Langhe hills on the south bank. The Favorita grapes (the same grape as Vermentino) for the 'Sarvaj' are from the eponymous vineyard in the Roero hills. The word ""sarvaj"" means ""wild"" and is a reference to the wild character of the Roero hills covered with vineyards and forests. It is exuberantly perfumed and lively on the palate. The Arneis from the San Michele vineyard, partly barrel fermented, is the most beguiling example of this grape variety we know. It is understated, delicately scented, long on the finish. Both are sealed under screwcap to preserve quality."
Winemaker: Antonio Deltetto
The Favorita grapes (the same grape as Vermentino) for this wine were grown in the 'Sarvaj' vineyard in the Roero hills. The word "sarvaj" means "wild" and is a reference to the wild character of the Roero hills covered with vineyards and forests. The vineyard was planted in 1995 and lies 240 metres above sea level.
When the grapes arrived at the winery, they were immediately chilled to 12°C prior to pressing in order to preserve perfumes and minimise phenolic extraction. Fermentation took place in stainless steel at 18ºC where the wine remained until bottling. It is unoaked and was bottled in the February after the vintage.
Straw yellow in colour, this wine is fresh and bright with an intense bouquet of orange and citrus. Sealed under Stelvin, it is exuberantly perfumed and lively on the palate.
Food Suggestion: Goes well as an aperitif or with appetisers and shellfish.
Closure: Stelvin ABV:13