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Enrico Druetto - Preja 2018


Region: Piedmont

Vine: Baratuciat

Alcoholic strength: 13%.

Food Match: Cold cuts and cheese, Meat dishes, Creams and soups

"Preja", in Piedmontese, means stone. The last Baratuciat vine from which I took the buds to make the current vines was found on an outcropping stone.

This is an endangered white grape variety originally from Almese (TO), extremely resistant to Peronospora, Oidio and prolonged drought.
It ripens late (at the same time as Nebbiolo) and the ripe bunches have a splendid pink colour.

The wine that derives from it always has a high acidity, low alcohol content, important structure and flavour. A wine destined for long ageing, capable of evolving into mineral, hydrocarbon and camphor notes.

is the result of a very poor year from the production point of view and extremely hot from the climatic point of view. The grapes were harvested in 3 separate moments to bring only the perfect bunches with amber-coloured skins to the cellar. The grapes were gently pressed whole cluster and, after static decantation of 1 night, fermented partly in small wood, partly in steel (about 20%). After one year of refinement on its own fine arrows with continuous batonnage the various parts were brought together. A wine of great body and acidity (typical of the vine) on the nose it is rich in honeyed nuances, candied citrus, camphor, hydrocarbons. Suitable for long aging in bottle.

Enrico Druetto - Preja 2018