Poderi Cellario – È Bianco! (1L) NV
Fun, light and summery.
Grapes: Moscato Bianco, Arneis
Region: Piedmont, Italy
Pale gold in colour with aromas of apple, lemon, hay, white flowers and chalky minerality. Lemon, candied ginger, pear, melon, apple and a trace of mandarin orange are glossed by bright acidity and light fizz. Creamy texture compliments lemon zest, honey, white flowers and a trace of pineapple on the zippy, mineral driven finish. Super crisp, super refreshing, super gluggable.
The Cellario family takes joy in their native surroundings of the hills around Carrù in Piemonte, and make an effort to channel the environment around them through in their wines. With a history in the region that spans generations, they ultimately they feel that the wines reflect themselves as well. They work only with native grapes for this reason, farm organically and are hands off in the cellar. No new wood is allowed, and only minimal sulfur added at bottling. The elevation is high here, and the soil is predominately marl, combined with some tuff. Marl, the typical clay-based Piemonte soil type, adds acid to resulting wines, and the tuff, which is of volcanic origin, adds a smokey quality. While the Cellario’s vineyard holdings include esteemed Piemonte sites, they choose to adopt a philosophy they describe as “wine of the people”.