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Erbaluce di Caluso

Definition
Also simply called Caluso, Erbaluce di Caluso is a wine with the following features:

Vine: Erbaluce. Color: straw-yellow. Limpidity: bright. Scent: fine, vinous, and characteristic. Taste: dry, cool, and characteristic. Serve at 8-10°C. Minimum alcohol content: 11%. Minimum ageing: not fixed; to consume when it is young. Match: appetizers, fish, risotti and first dishes, white meat.

Erbaluce has been named after the grapes it comes from, acquiring in autumn warm copper-like reflections, slightly rosy. It does not require ageing. For a better tasting, the glass to serve Erbaluce must be made with smooth and thin glass, crystal, and must have a large brim.

  • Production Area: Erbaluce di Caluso is obtained from grapes of the Erbaluce vine, cultivated in a limited wine-growing area, including the Municipality of Caluso (Turin) and extending to the Province of Vercelli. Among the Municipalities of Po Torinese Park there are Mazzè and Villareggia.

  • Legislative Protection: Erbaluce di Caluso obtained the DOC label (Controlled Designation of Origin) in 1967.

  • Wine-gastronomy matches: Delicate appetizers, not very salty soups, dishes based on eggs and fish, frogs and snails.

Erbaluce bottle
Erbaluce bottle
(photo by: Andrea Miola)
 
 Erbaluce bottles in the Regional Wine Shop of the Province of Turin
Erbaluce bottles in the Regional Wine Shop of the Province of Turin
(photo by: Andrea Miola)
 
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