16.05.18

Cavit’s New Nosiola - Shweet As A Nut!

Press Release

Cavit’s New Nosiola - Shweet As A Nut!

New to the UK from leading Trentino co-operative Cavit is the Cavit Bottega Vinai Nosiola 2017: a wine which has already made its mark by scooping the Best Value White Trophy in the 2018 The Wine Merchant Top 100 Awards.

Plantings of the Nosiola grape are very limited in Trentino.  Although best known for making the region’s Vino Santo sweet wine, Cavit has discovered it also lends itself to making fresh, ripe, unoaked dry whites which Anselmo Martini, who heads up the winemaking team, refers to as “undiscovered gems”.

Cavit has access to nearly half of Trentino’s entire production of this grape - some 26.5ha.  Vineyards are mainly situated in a small area in the Calavino hills near Toblino in the Valle dei Langhi where the diurnal temperatures variation translates into crisp and aromatic wines. 

Cavit Bottega Vinai Nosiola 2017                                                        ABV 12.5%

RRP £9.95, Noel Young Wines; RRP £7.99, D. Byrne & Co.; RRP £9.99, Ake & Humphris, Amps Fine Wines, Woodwinters & Highbury Vintners

“Nosiola comes from the Italian word ‘nocciola’ which means ‘hazelnut’, and there’s definitely a slightly nutty finish to this wine,” explains Anselmo Martini.  “Toblino is the only region in Trentino with a Mediterranean climate.  The warm days and dry nights mean you often find white varietals grown here, especially high in the hills for sparkling wines.  But if you venture lower down, the soils are on a deep, rich calcium base, and this is where you find the best Nosiola for our crisp, dry style.”

The bunches for this wine are selected by Cavit’s viticulturalist before the grapes are hand-picked and gently pressed.  The wine is then fermented and aged for around four months in stainless steel to maximise the fresh, fruit character.

The Cavit Bottega Vinai Nosiola 2017 has appealing aromas of apple and pear, and lightly floral notes.  The palate is crisp yet textured with orchard and stone fruits, a touch of honey and white spice, and that hallmark light nutty finish.   A great pairing for fish dishes and risotto.

Cavit was formed in 1950 to train Trentino’s winegrowers and create a winemaking culture throughout the region.  Today, the co-operative has access to 5,500 hectares of vines throughout the region via its ten member wineries, and 4,500 member growers.  Only the highest quality grapes from the Cavit vineyards are selected in each harvest and set aside for making the Bottega Vinai range.

 

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Date of issue:                      16 May 2018

Further information:          emma wellings pr    020 8996 5168    alison@ew-pr.co.uk