DOC

Colline Novaresi

The designation of origin was gained in 1994 and covers different varietals ranging from red berries Nebbiolo, Vespolina and Croatina, through to white berry Bianco.

The growing area lies in the hilly territory that stretches from the rivers Sesia and Ticino where the vine cultivation dates back to the pre-Roman era.

Features

Production area: municipalities of Agrate Conturbia, Barengo, Boca, Bogogno, Borgomanero, Briona, Cavaglietto, Cavaglio d'Agogna, Cavallirio, Cressa, Fara Novarese, Fondaneto d'Agogna, Gattico, Ghemme, Grignasco, Maggiora, Marano Ticino, Mezzomerico, Oleggio, Prato Sesia, Romagnano Sesia, Sizzano, Suno, Vaprio d'Agogna, Veruno, in province of Novara.

 

Varietals (%):
Colline Novaresi Bianco: Erbaluce (100%) single varietal.

Colline Novaresi Rosso – Colline Novaresi Rosato – Colline Novaresi Novello: Nebbiolo minimum 50%, a blend of other regional red berries varietal are also allowed up to 50% maximum.

Colline Novaresi Vespolina - Colline Novaresi Nebbiolo - Colline Novaresi Uva Rara (Bonarda Novarese) -Colline Novaresi Croatina - Colline Novaresi Barbera: the grapes under the relevant designation must account for 85% minimum. Ablend of other regional red berries varietals are also allowed up to 50% maximum.

 

Colour: from straw yellow to a variably intense ruby according to varietals. Ruby with light garnet reflections in regard of the Colline Novaresi Croatina designation.

 

Nose: White wine -fragrant and subtle; New wine – fruity and delicate; Other varietals – from intense and winey, through to fresh, fruity.

 

Palate: White wine – slightly bitter and sometimes lively; Rosé wine – balanced and structured;Other varietals: ranging from balanced and intense, through to dry, fine, sweetish, sometimes lively.

 

Ageing: not required.

 

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

 

Best if paired with: starters, cold cuts, legume-based soups, red meats.