Description: In Piemontese folk tradition, “masca” means witch. There are good and bad witches “masche”. The ‘masca di bosch’ is the one who lives in the woods, perhaps hidden in a cliff, with a grumpy character, a bit wild but not evil, therefore lively even if secluded. A little bit like Chardonnay, the noble French grape which adapted greatly in Piedmont over the last few years, gives interesting sparkling wines, and can also be made 100% from the grape, slightly fizzy or still wine such as our Le Masche Piemonte D.O.C. Chardonnay.
Harvest: In the beginning of September, the grapes are hand harvested preferably in the morning in order to preserve their integrity until they arrived at the winery during the day.
Vinification: The entire grapes are soft-pressed and the clear must is separated from the cloudy must thanks to a static decantation. The alcoholic fermentation takes place in reduction in stainless steel tanks at a temperature controlled from 16 to 18 °C and lasts for about 20 days.
Ageing: After the alcoholic fermentation, the wine goes in temperature controlled stainless steel tank at around 6 °C to avoid any malolactic fermentation and stays for about 6 months.
Pairings: starters from the sea, beef tongue with salsa verde, stuffed vegetables, white meats, smoked salmon.
Serving temperature: 8-10 °C.
Size: 3 l – 10 l.