L'Usignolo (the Nightingale)
Calosso DOC, Gamba di Pernice
An elegant, smooth wine with a fragrant nose. One of the oldest Piedmontese varieties.
Taste profile: Sensations- the first impression of the wine is its renowned fragrance. Just like the name Nightingale indicates, it has an elegant, complex nose. The gustatory softness is balanced with the verve of acidity and a fraction of tannins, perfectly wrapped in a soft and persuasive black cherry pulp. Finally, hints of dark chocolate that amplify the expressive roundness of the wine with consistency.
The Name: "L'Usignolo (the Nightingale)", is one of Hans Christian Anderson's tale. Click here to read more about the stories and how we name our wines. Click here to read the Wikipedia page Lars has contributed.
The versatility allows this wine to accompany an entire multi-course meal with e.g. cured meats, hearty pasta dishes, red or white meat mains and cheeses.
Denomination: Calosso DOC
Grape variety: 100 % Gamba di Pernice (Gamba rosso)
Production: 600 bottles
Average yield per ha: 1800 kgs
Bottle size: 75cl
Color: Garnet ruby red
Bouquet: Aromas of violet and spices, balsamic notes
Taste: Full-bodied with notes of dark chocolate and red fruits.
Evolution: 10-15 years
Alcohol content/pH level: 14.6%/3.8
Total acidity/Sugar content: 4.7/2.5 grams per liter
Serving temperature: 18-20 Celsius
Recommended glass: Syrah/Shiraz type
Location : Bionzo, Costiglioled’Asti
Special characteristics: Southwest exposure, top of the ridge
Soil type: Calcareous clay
Age of vines: 5 years
Training system: Guyot
Average altitude: 300 meters above sea level
Vineyard size: 0.3 ha
Farming: Sustainable, biological vineyard manage
Time of harvest: 29 September, 2019
Cellar: Az. Agricola Qimisola, Bionzo
Fermentation: Alcoholic (12 days) and malo-lactic
fermentations in stainless steel tanks
Aging: 20 months in new medium toast French oak barrels. Transfer to stainless steel vats for 1 month before bottling
Bottling: March 2021, aging in bottle for an additional 6 months
Release: September 2021