23 Oct Please The Palate Wine of the Week: Cantina Briamara Biancamano Erbaluce di Caluso 2018
Erbaluce is a white Italian wine grape grown in the Piedmont region. This white wine is little known and definitely under-appreciated. But taste one and you will understand why the Cantina Briamara Biancamano Erbaluce di Caluso 2018 is the Please The Palate wine of the week.
Erbaluce is grown in Alto Piemonte, near the Valle d’Aosta. More specifically, Erbaluce is produced in 33 communes in the province of Turin. At the center is the commune of Caluso. Caluso was under the realm of the goddess Albaluce, which is where the name Erbaluce comes from.
Erbaluce earned DOCG status in 2010 and is the only white wine in the Alto Piemonte to receive DOCG status. It can be produced as a sparkling wine (Erbaluce di Caluso Spumante), a dry wine (Erbaluce di Caluso) or a sweet dessert wine (Erbaluce di Caluso Passito).
Cantina Briamara Biancamano Erbaluce di Caluso 2018 is a dry white wine produced by Cantina Briamara. Established in 1931 by Silvio Bianco, it is currently owned and run by Massimiliano and Elisa Bianco who have ten hectares of Erbaluce planted.
Cantina Briamara Biancamano Erbaluce di Caluso 2018 is a straw yellow color. It has aromas of flowers, citrus, honeydew, white pepper and a touch of sage and mineral notes. On the palate, it is light bodied with persistent acidity but also a well-rounded mid-palate with a mouthwatering finish.
Imported by Vero Vino Gusto, the wine retails for $19 and is available on the Vero Vino Gusto website.