Cavit is a leading co-operative in the mountainous Trentino region of northeast Italy. The winery began as a consortium of associated grape growers in 1950, with a dedicated winery at Ravina di Trento built in 1964. Today It unites 11 separate cellars and their combined 4,500 grape growers across 7,000 hectares of vineyard, to produce an impressively broad portfolio from an intriguing palette of indigenous and international grape varieties. Trentino has a much higher proportion of wines produced as DOC than any other region in Italy - an average of 80% of the region's wines have a DOC classification, compared to around 30% elsewhere in the country. Remarkably, Cavit accounts for 60% of this region's wine production and they advise and supervise all aspects of this production from the vineyard to the bottle. Their site at Maso Toresella on the shores of Lake Toblino was the historic residence of the Prince Bishops of Trento, surrounded by 6.5 hectares of vineyard. It is one of the most significant 'masi' (rural estates) in the whole of Trentino. They have worked with the San Michele all’Adige Oenological Institute, since 1988, to develop wines of the highest quality. In 1993 Cantina Altemasi was established, also at Ravina, not far from the region's capital of Trento - for the production and maturation of Classic Trentodoc and Charmat Method sparkling wines. Trento Doc was the first Classical Method sparkling wine DOC to be established anywhere in the world after Champagne, and the first in Italy.
Grapes are grown on the slopes of the Calavino hills in the Valle dei Laghi, where there is a large difference between day and night temperatures, which produces crisp, aromatic wines. Most of the grapes are grown in a small zone near Toblino in the hills above Trento.
After careful selection of the bunches, they are softly pressed and undergo temperature-controlled fermentation in stainless steel. The wine is released after around 4 months refinement.
Appealing aromas of apple and pear with lightly floral notes. The palate is fresh yet textural with orchard and stone fruit characters, a touch of honey and white spice, and a lightly nutty finish.
A good match for fish dishes and risotto.
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Name Bottega Vinai Nosiola Country Italy Region Trentino ABV% 12.5% Vintage 2017 Grape Variety 100% Nosiola Size 750ml Dietary Information No