Region: Piedmont, Italy
Color/Style: White Wine
The Erbaluce Pajarin by Matteo Ravera Chion, is aged in steel and then left to rest for at least one year in the bottle. This white wine has notes of apple, plum jam, and hints of apricot on the nose. Very fresh with a nice backbone of acidity marks it as a good pairing for ripe cheeses and antipasti.
Estate History: Chiussuma is located north of Torino in Piedmont on the border with Valle d´Aosta. The winery is named after the waterfall near their Carema vineyard. Carema vinification is traditional, preserving the integrity of the Nebbiolo, Picotener & ‘Neretti’ grapes, with skin maceration for 15 days, followed by 18 months in 500 liter used tonneaux. Production is limited; with the Carema maxing out at 1200 bottles. Their debut vintage was 2016.
Carema’s distinctive vineyards are planted on terraces lining a natural amphitheater, and they rise from 300 meters up to 600 meters above sea level. The terraces make the soil on the steep slopes cultivable and prevent erosion, and the growers have also introduced a method for training for the vines that is well suited to the environmental characteristics: the pergola system, known as topia in the Piedmontese dialect