2019 Erbalù 'Biancalus' Erbaluce di Caluso DOCG (PRE-ARRIVAL ONLY)
The new vintage 2019. Pre-arrival only wine lands late September and will be $45,
92 Points Mike Bennie – “Fragrant, almost floral perfume, green melon, green apple, whiffs of anise and aloe. The palate is gently slippery but finds some powdery, almost chalky edges. Acidity is perky, a little edgy, good in that way, keeping things fresh and frisky, mouth-watering and brisk to close. It’s a wine of unusual characters, but they mesh well, and it’s a distinctly refreshing experience all up.”
We excited to get an allocation of this mere 2400 bottle make of lovely Erbaluce. Perhaps even more exciting is that we are not just the first Australian importer of this wine, we are in fact Erbalù's very first importer in the world.
Bianch ch’a lus in Piedmontese means white that shines. This perfectly describes the colour of this wine and the grapes that shine when exposed to the sunlight. In these vineyards, the pergola rows are set in a way that guarantees the maximum exposure to the sun.
The grapes are farmed organic with no use of herbicides, chemical fertilisers nor pesticides. The grapes get fermented at controlled temperature in stainless steel tanks yielding a splendid yellow wine with greenish reflections that has a fresh scent with firm acid. Idiosyncratic but beautiful wine.