The Erbaluce di Caluso PDO or Caluso PDO is reserved for the following typologies of wine: White, Spumante and Passito.
The production area of Erbaluce di Caluso PDO or Caluso PDO is within the territory of numerous municipalities in the provinces of Turin, Biella and Vercelli, in the Piedmont region.
White, Spumante, Passito (including Riserva): 100% Erbaluce.
Description of product typologies
Erbaluce di Caluso PDO or Caluso PDO Bianco is straw-yellow in colour, varying in intensity; the nose offers fruity fragrances of plum and aromatic hints of sage; it is fresh and intense on the palate, with a balsamic finish. Erbaluce di Caluso PDO or Caluso PDO Spumante is straw-yellow in colour with fine and persistent foam; the nose is delicate and light; it is fresh, fruity and characteristic on the palate. Erbaluce di Caluso PDO or Caluso PDO Spumante must be processed with the traditional method of secondary fermentation in bottles, with a minimum period of 15 months on the lees.Erbaluce di Caluso PDO or Caluso PDO Passito is golden yellow tending towards dark amber in colour; the fruity fragrances on the nose give off sensations off baked fruit and peach; the palate offers intense notes of balsamic which blend nicely with the acidity. It can display Riserva on the label.Erbaluce di Caluso PDO or Caluso PDO Passito wines must undergo a minimum aging period of 36 months, commencing November 1st after the grape harvest.Erbaluce di Caluso PDO or Caluso PDO Passito can be made available for consumption from November 1st of the third year following the harvest and from November 1st of the fourth year for Riserva wines.
The Erbaluce di Caluso PDO or Caluso PDO designation can be followed by Vigna (Vineyard) with the relative toponym.