Le Strette Nas-cetta del commune di Novello, Langhe 2012

Le Strette helped rescue the nascetta grape from near extinction and makes an exemplary wine from it. Straw yellow in color and smelling like a cross between a riesling and a moscato, the peaches and pears, white flowers, butter and white pepper combined with zippy acidity, an oily texture, and a bitter almond finish could only be a white from the Langhe hills. Exceptionally food friendly, it would stand up a treat next to buttery pasta dishes, risotto, and creamy mashed potatoes.

WHO: La Strette
WHAT:  Nascetta
WHERE: Italy, Piedmont, Langhe
WHEN: 2012
PRIVE: $23