Description: In Piedmontese 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, that gives interesting sparkling wines, and can also be made 100% from the grape, slightly fizzy or still wine such as our Le Masche Piemonte doc Chardonnay.
Harvest: beginning of September, the grapes are hand harvested always in the morning in order to preserve their integrity until they arrived at the winery du- ring the day.
Vinification: the entire grapes are soft-pressed and the clear must is separa- ted from the cloudy must thanks to a static decantation. The alcoholic fermen- tation takes place in reduction in stainless steel tanks at a temperature control- led from 16 to 18°C and lasts for about 20 days.
Ageing: after the alcoholic fermentation, the wine goes in temperature con- trolled stainless steel tank at around 6°C to avoid any malolactic fermentation and stays for about 6 months. Then the wine remains in the bottle for 3 months prior to be released.
Pairings: starters from the sea, beef tongue with salsa verde, stuffed vegetables, white meats, smoked salmon.
Serving temperature: 8-10°C