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Ellena Giuseppe
Langhe Nascetta DOC

Ellena Giuseppe
Langhe Nascetta DOC

Nascetta, the relatively unknown Langhe white grape. This rare variety was very popular until the end of the 19th century, was abandoned and rediscovered about 10 years and yet still there are less than 20 acres planted throughout the world. Nascetta is known to be a semi-aromatic grape that gains much complexity with many years in the bottle.

This hails from a small plot (.87 acre) at roughly 1,100 feet in elevation. The western exposure helps to get this rather difficult grape ripe with the late afternoon sun. The grapes were picked at optimum ripeness and left to cold soak for 24 hours. The juice spends two days on skins and fermentation happens without the use of commercial yeasts and the must was pressed and into racked into tank for eight months on the lees.

A must-try for lovers of textural dry whites. Nascetta is a very rare variety native to the Langhe region, only recently saved from extinction and back on the rise. This particular expression is straw-yellow in color with golden highlights. The nose is fine and elegant with just the right intensity. It exudes complex, lingering scents of wild flowers, herbs, citrus, and exotic fruits. The bouquet suggests acacia honey, sage, and rosemary. Its pleasant, warm, and balanced structure makes it ideal as an accompaniment to vegetable dishes, white meats, fish, and soft, fresh cheeses.

  • Region: Langhe Nascetta DOC
  • Varietal: 100% Nascetta
  • Vintage: 2014
  • Vineyard: Paradiso Vineyard
  • Vine Age: 7 years old
  • Yield: 3.5 tons per acre
  • Soil Type: Calcerous Clay
  • Oak: None - Aged Sur-Lie in Stainless Steel for 8 Months
  • Production: 200 cases
Winery & Regional Information

The Cuneo province of Piedmont is an unique area grouping the Alps, rolling hills and hilltop castles. This area is also called the Provincia Granda, which means the 'big province,' because it’s the third largest province in the country. Learn More »



Agricola Ellena Giuseppe is located in the prized commune of 'La Morra'. The property is 15 hectares with five under vine and eight hectares of hazlenuts. From 1966 through the mid-2000s the Ellenas sold fruit to local co-ops and that all changed with the changing of the guard and young Mateo taking over the property with his father in 2009.  Learn More »

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