DOC

Coste della Sesia

The designation gained D.O.C. status in 1996 and the related wine production comes from the rolling hills located in the provinces of Biella and Vercelli as far as the river Sesia runs and are immersed in a landscape of rare beauty.

Features

Production area: municipalities of Gattinara, Lozzolo, Roasio e Serravalle Sesia, province of Vercelli; municipalities of Brusnengo, Candelo, Cerreto Castello, Cossato, Lessona, Masserano, Mottalciata, Quaregna, Sostegno, Valdengo, Vigliano Biellesee e Villa del Bosco, province of Biella.

 

Varietals (%):

Coste della Sesia Bianco: Erbaluce (100)% single varietal.

Coste della Sesia Rosso and Coste della Sesia Rosato, with no indication of the main varietal according to the designation guidelines: Nebbiolo and Barbera (applies to Vespolina, Croatina and Bonarda too) minimum 50% as well as other varietals allowed for cultivation in Piedmont.

Coste della Sesia with indication of the main varietal: 85% minimum. Other no-aromatic varietals suitable for cultivation in Piedmont are allowed in the remainder percentage of the blend.

 

Colour: White wine – straw yellow; Rosé wine – variably deep pink; Red varietals – variably deep; Coste della Sesia Nebbiolo and Coste della Sesia Spanna - Garnet with orangy hues if aged.

 

Nose: White wine - typical, fineand intense; Rosé wine – fragrant; Other varietals – subtle, intense and persistent.

 

Palate: White wine – dry, balanced; Rosé wine – sapid and balanced; Other varietals-typical, dry, well-bodied, sapid, sometimes lively and pleasantly tannic.

 

Ageing: not required.

 

Serving temperature: White wine 8-10°C; Rosé wine 11-13 °C; Red wines 16-18 °C

 

Best if paired with: White wine – soft cheeses and frogs; Rosé wines – white meats; Red wines – chargrilled meat and cold cuts.