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2019 Linnaea Allora Cortese

Piemonte, Italy

Versatile citrus-laden Piemontese Cortese that would match with just about anything you could think of.

$35.00

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About The Wine

The Linnaea project is a fascinating one. Between winemaker Michelle Edwards and agricultural scientist Daniel Fischl, this husband and wife team have carefully chosen vineyards and varieties from around the world that they want to work with, to make the kind of wines they like to drink.

The two travel to Piemonte each year to produce a fantastic value Barolo and this, their awesome take on Piemontese Cortese.

Like so many Italian white varieties, Cortese can be a little neutral if made without much inspiration. However, with a clever use of skin contact, as is the case here, Cortese can become a salivating, textural delight.

Purpose built to accompany the catchings of the local Piemontese fisherman, this is a great buy for something a little different.

About Linnaea Vineyards

The Linnaea project is a fascinating one. Between winemaker Michelle Edwards and agricultural scientist Daniel Fischl, this husband and wife team have carefully chosen vineyards and varieties from around the world that they want to work with, to make the kind of wines they like to drink.

Intellectual, sustainable and open-minded in their approach, these wines are diverse and dazzling. From Napa to Piedmont, Heathcote and beyond, they work with growers and vineyard parcels they’ve come to know through their various consulting projects.

Winemaker Michelle Edwards
Winemaker Michelle Edwards
Piemonte, Italy
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From The Producer

Cortese is an old and rare variety of unknown parentage, grown for centuries on and near the Ligurian coast to satisfy the cravings of the few sea-farers keen for wines to match their daily catch.

Carved sequentially from a classic planting of 30 year old vines sitting high in the Monferrato hills of Piemonte, this wine has seen differential skin contact.

20% of the clusters from the south-west exposure of this ancient hillside are individually selected and destemmed to whole berry. These are then fermented and macerated on skins for up to 45 days. The remaining clusters are separately harvested, pressed, and the juice slowly cold-fermented in stainless steel. The wines are re-united in late October before bottling.

Blend : Cortese (100%)
Drink Until : 2028
Bottle Size : 750ml

Daniel Fischl
Daniel Fischl
Piemonte, Italy
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The Wine Front

"Cortese dell’Alto Monferrato DOC. 30 year old vines, 10% whole cluster and 35 day skin contact, the rest not. Gavi di Gavi is the DOCG that’s perhaps a little better known. Allora. Pleasantly sweaty, green melon, lemon and dried herbs, fresh and steely, chalky crunch, cool and spicy, a subtle honey in lemon water aftertaste. Vibrant wine of lightness, and crisp intensity. Gee, this is a lovely thing to drink, with gusto." - Gary Walsh (The Wine Front)

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Cool Cortese!

Lovely Piedmont white, fresh and crisp, with a pretty floral/citrus nose

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